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A recurring theme that regularly comes up on First Time Mum’s Chat is the importance of helping moms plan for their pregnancy and postpartum period with the right mix of people to support them.
You need to start putting this together now and not make the mistake that so many do, leaving it until after you’re pregnant or have even given birth! Trust me, by then it’s too late and you’ll face a big struggle finding the time and energy for these tasks!
I think Amanda Gorman, the host of the Finding Your Village podcast, who I interviewed in episode 65: Preparing for Childbirth – Creating a Birth Plan put it perfectly when talking about helping moms, she said “it takes a village to raise a child”.
If you’re at this time in your life then you’ll want to listen to this week’s guest who is helping moms “find their village” and provides essential help with services delivered virtually including breastfeeding support. Andrea Ippolito used her experiences from the challenges she faced during her own pregnancy and postpartum period to found a much needed service, which is helping moms with a range of services such as breastfeeding support delivered virtually.
You’ll hear Andrea:-
- Share the top three issues that moms come to see them about seeking breastfeeding support for.
- Why it’s so important to have a lactation consultant helping moms during their pregnancy and as part of your postpartum care team.
And much more…
Links Mentioned in the Episode
- SimpliFed website.
- SimpliFed Facebook page.
- SimpliFed on Twitter.
- SimpliFed on Instagram.
- SimpliFed on LinkedIn.
About Andrea Ippolito
Andrea Ippolito currently serves as the CEO and Founder of SimpliFed. She is also mom to Mae, Louisa, and baby girl #3 due in June.
Prior to starting SimpliFed, she served as a faculty member at Cornell and also served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. Previously, she served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow based out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and General Services Administration.
Andrea was the Co-Founder of an innovative application that improves access to care called Smart Scheduling (acquired by athenahealth in 2016).