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Pachamama In Conversation

Pachamama In Conversation

By Pachamama
Founder of Pachamama, Arianna Radji Lee, interviews guests about modern motherhood: its challenges and its opportunities. Arianna speaks with everyone from prenatal experts to postnatal health specialists, nutritionists, mums and mothers to be to to ask them to share their insights, learnings and stories.
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How this Sassy Single Mama is Challenging the Status Quo. In conversation with Winnie Akadjo
My guest this week is single, working Mama, Winnie Akadjo who is the founder and host of the brilliant podcast Sassy Single Mums, that celebrates the stories of single mamas. Winnie’s story is really humbling and powerful in terms of what she’s achieved in her life so far. We talk about the stigma surrounding single mothers, and the preconceptions society has of ‘the perfect household’. We also talk about the relationship she has with her son and how he inspires her and Winnie shares advice for single mothers, which actually applies to all mamas and women in general - about owning who you are and where you’re at. It’s great. She’s great. I hope you enjoy it! More about Winnie Akadjo: Sassy Single Mums IG: @sassy_singlemums Sassy Single Mums podcast: https://anchor.fm/sassy-singlemums Winnie’s IG: @winnxkie More about Pachamama: https://pachamama-london.com/ IG @pachamama.london FB @iamapachamama hello@pachamama-london.com
31:58
November 26, 2020
Partner Perinatal Mental Health. In conversation with Dr Andrew Mayers
In this episode I speak to academic Dr Andrew Mayers, a psychologist specialising in mental health, particularly perinatal mental illness and young people's mental health. He is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership and is the Principal Academic In Psychology at Bournemouth University. We talk about guilt that comes with postnatal depression (PND), the societal pressures new mothers face, and the implications of medication on breastfeeding and pregnancy. We talk about paternal and same-sex partner postnatal depression and the impact it can have on the family as a whole. Andy helps define birth trauma and looks at the impact COVID-19 and the exclusion of partners at antenatal appointments and birth is having on mental health for both mother and partner. Links to support groups listed below. Support links: https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/ https://www.instagram.com/perinatalmhpartnership/ https://www.facebook.com/PerinatalMHPartnershipUK/ https://www.makebirthbetter.org/ https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/ Sign up to Pachamama's Pandemic and Perinatal Mental Health Talk on Thursday 12 Nov at 1pm: https://pachamama-london.com/product/pandemicandmentalhealth/  More about Dr Andrew Mayers: https://andrewmayers.uk/perinatal-mental-health https://andrewmayers.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/drandymayers/ More about Pachamama: https://pachamama-london.com/ IG @pachamama.london hello@pachamama-london.com
30:56
November 12, 2020
The Realities of Pregnancy & C Section Recovery. In conversation with Rhian Stephenson, CEO of PSYCLE and Founder of ARTAH
In this episode, I speak to CEO of boutique fitness brand PSYCLE, Rhian Stephenson, who is also a nutritionist, naturopath, founder of retreat wellness brand ARTAH and Mama to six month old, Maise Grace. Rhian is refreshingly open and honest about her journey to motherhood, including suffering two miscarriages and how she coped. We talk about the difficulties she, like so many women, experience during pregnancy, including sciatica, hyperemesis and placenta previa and about how she managed (or didn’t) the expectations of regaining fitness and control over her body during pregnancy and postpartum.  More about Rhian Stephenson: https://www.instagram.com/rhianstephenson/ https://www.psyclelondon.com/ https://www.artah.co/ More about Pachamama: https://pachamama-london.com/ IG @pachamama.london hello@pachamama-london.com
39:51
October 29, 2020
Single Parenting & Sperm Donation. In Conversation with Rose Claridge
In this episode, Arianna speaks to single, gay parent Rose Claridge who had her daughter through anonymous sperm donation. Rose is wonderfully open and honest about her journey to that decision, the step-by-step process and the importance of surrounding yourself with loved ones. We also touch on how, as a society, we can offer more support for the LGBTQ+ parenting community. More about Rose: https://www.instagram.com/mommaandmouse/ https://www.instagram.com/queerstorytime/ https://www.instagram.com/illustrativemum/ More about Pachamama: https://pachamama-london.com/ IG @pachamama.london hello@pachamama-london.com
38:57
October 15, 2020
Finding Your Soul, Mama. In Conversation with Nehanda Truscott Reid
In this episode, Arianna speaks to holistic wellness coach, founder of Soul Mama Journey and mama of 2, Nehanda Truscott Reid. We talk about spiritual wellness and setting intentions before, during and after pregnancy to tap into the energy that makes you thrive, mindful breastfeeding and the pressures Mamas face during the postnatal period and how to best manage them to better show up for yourself in the best way possible. More about Soul Mama Journey: http://soulmamajourney.com/ IG: @soulmamacoach Breastfeeding meditation video: https://www.emmapickettbreastfeedingsupport.com/videos.html More about Pachamama: https://pachamama-london.com/ IG @pachamama.london hello@pachamama-london.com
33:45
October 1, 2020
A Healing Touch. In Conversation with Acupuncturist and Mama, Laura Lewis
This week I’m joined by Laura Lewis, a Mama and acupuncturist, who studied for 4 years at the renowned college of integrated Chinese medicine in Reading. She says she loves the way this medicine is holistic, in that it looks at the body as a whole that needs rebalancing. Having decided to study acupuncture after reaping the benefits of it a decade ago, Laura is currently working and pracitinse from her home in West London. We cover everything from what acupuncture is (more than just the needles), how it works, what it’s good for and how it can particularly benefit expecting and new Mamas. We also touch on fertility acupuncture for those looking beyond Western medicine to help them conceive, and what you need to look for in a skilled and safe practitioner. To get in touch with Laura, email her: laurabmlewis@gmail.com To find skilled and safe practitioners, check out: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/
25:25
July 23, 2020
Mind, Body, Environment: Stepping inside the mind of a Naturopathic Doctor. In Conversation Dr. Shirley Mirpuri BSc., ND, CBT
In this episode, I speak to Dr. Shirley Mirpuri, a Naturopathic Doctor currently practicing at Edge Healthcare in Singapore, about naturopathic medicine as a whole, and its benefits on children’s health specifically. We discuss the importance of gut health and how to build immunity for your little ones from a young age, the impact of gluten and other inflammatory foods, allergies and sensitivities in children, and the dangers of over-sanitisation and over-cleanliness for their future development - something we perhaps need to be mindful of in a the COVID-world we’re living in. Want to get in touch with Shirley: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmirpurind Website: www.shirleynd.com
29:03
July 9, 2020
My Painful Sex Journey. In Conversation with Clio Wood, Founder of &Breathe
In this week’s episode I speak to Clio Wood, Mama and Founder of &Breathe, a wellbeing company focused on pre/postnatal and menopausal retreats, about the realities of sex after childbirth. Clio is wonderfully open and honest about her own sex journey that’s usually the stuff we don’t really talk about but really should. Clio offers recommendations and tips for women who might be feeling nervous about sex after a newborn, and we discuss  different types of contraception that could be used, including breastfeeding aka LAM (the lactational amenorrhoea method). *** Wana join the Pachamama fam? Sign up to our totally banging newsletter full of free events and useful tips to support you through this parenting thing: sign up now!
33:43
June 25, 2020
Balancing Sprout & Sprogs. In Conversation with Sophie Horne, Founder of Sprout
In this week’s episode, I speak to Sophie Horne, Mama of 2 and founder of Sprout which is the first ever discount platform for new and expecting parents. Sophie’s second son was born during the peak of the global COVID-19 pandemic in London, and we talk about the concerns she faced and plans she had to put in place to prepare to bring new life into the new normal. Sophie brilliantly and honestly shares how she’s adjusting to life at home (in lockdown) as a new family of four, and the realities of maternity leave when juggling a newborn, a new family unit and new business. Mum guilt is a powerful thing, she says.
27:53
June 11, 2020
What's All The Floss About? In Conversation with Dr Mona Board, dental surgeon practising biological dentistry & Mama of 3
In this episode, I speak to Dr Mona Board, a dental surgeon who takes a biological approach to dentistry, Mona has studied nutritional and environmental medicine. and is a member of the IAOMT and IABDM - two well-known teaching academies in the dental world. Currently practising in Singapore, Mona studied in London and worked in Geneva previously, and is a Mama of three.  We talk about why our children’s oral hygiene should be considered during or even before pregnancy and the importance of breastfeeding when it comes to the development of a baby’s facial development. We also discuss the effects of using pacifiers and thumb-sucking, and how to best care for your little ones teeth in teething and beyond. _ Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest events, podcast episodes and more or join our community online @pachamama.london
30:44
May 28, 2020
Raising Capital and a Family. In Conversation with Onloan founders, Tamsin Chislett and Natalie Hasseck
In this episode, I speak to two friends and female founders, with a shared mission to reduce waste and reignite a love of clothes through a fashion rental service call Onloan.  Tamsin Chislett and Natalie Hasseck started the company whilst balancing and embarking on motherhood, respectively.  They raised investment whilst both being pregnant and headed back into the workplace a lot sooner than most, leaving their significant others (both male) at home looking after their newborns. We discuss the realities of being a female founder raising capital, the importance of trust and respect in your co-founder, and why building a brand that advocates conscious consumption is so important to them.
39:26
May 14, 2020
Hypnobirthing & Me. In conversation with hypnobirthing practitioner, Elida Zeilerbauer
In this episode, I speak to hypnobirthing practitioner and mama of 2, Elida Zeilerbauer, who runs private and group hypnobirthing courses. Elida shares her own experience with hypnobirthing, what it is, why you might decide to plan for it and why it’s quickly becoming a popular choice for birthing experiences. For more information on Elida’s hypnobirthing courses, click here and show them some love on Instagram over at @hypnobirthingandme In this episode, I speak to hypnobirthing practitioner and mama of two, Elida Zeilerbauer, who runs private and group hypnobirthing courses. Elida shares her own experience with hypnobirthing, what it is, why you might decide to plan for it and why it’s quickly becoming a popular choice of birthing experience. For more information on Elida’s hypnobirthing courses, click here and show them some love on Instagram over at @hypnobirthingandme ** W: pachamama-london.com I: @pachamama.london
29:59
April 30, 2020
Pregnant in a Pandemic: In Conversation with Ali Recanati, Co-Founder & Head of Brand and Marketing at Farmer J and Founder of Baliboosta
In this episode I speak to Ali Recanati (also known as Baliboosta), Co-Founder & Head of Brand and Marketing at Farmer J, a quick service, healthy eating restaurant chain in London. She also happens to be Arianna’s bestie who's pregnant for the first time with twins, during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Ali opens up about her anxieties as a soon-to-be new mum and how she’s coping with the very different reality she pictured having children in. Positivity, she says, is key. Order your Farmer J farm boxes here, full of fresh produce, milk, meat, their signature sauces and more. And don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest events, podcast episodes and more or join our community online @pachamama.london
28:03
April 16, 2020
Why we should call it Work-Life Investment, not Work-Life Balance. In conversation with Karolina Belwal, Founder of AfterThird
In this episode I speak to Karolina Belwal, founder of AfterThird, a company that supports parents by connecting them to professionals who provide physical, emotional and educational support. We discuss how AfterThird are addressing the ‘motherhood penalty’ by supporting parents and educating employers to chip away at the gender pay gap. And Karolina opens up about her own personal journey when transitioning into parenthood and struggling with the shift in identity. Show them some love by following them on Instagram @AfterThird  And don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest events, podcast episodes and more or join our community online @pachamama.london
35:43
April 2, 2020
The benefits of baby-wearing, postnatal Pilates. In conversation with Camilla Hollweck, Co-Founder of Mamma Method
In this episode, I speak to the co-founder of Mamma Method - a 'baby-wearing' postnatal pilates workout -  Camilla Hollweck. Camilla talks us through the benefits of wearing your baby in a carrier whilst working out, and why Pilates movements specifically, are so good for women to do postnatally. We touch on working with a co-founder, how to balance work and home, and Camilla shares her tips for women who are considering starting their own company. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest episodes, events and more. Or join our community @pachamama.london
22:11
March 17, 2020
Ask the Midwife. In conversation with NHS midwife, Emily Pullan
In this episode, I speak to NHS midwife and personal trainer, Emily Pullan. I ask Emily everything about water births, hypo-birthing and travelling in pregnancy, to eating for two , miscarriage and why pregnant women often end up sitting on a Swiss ball! If you have any questions that you'd like to put to Emily, drop us an email: hello@pachamama-london.com. And don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest events, podcast episodes and more or join our community online @pachamama.london
25:28
March 3, 2020
Transitioning In & Out of the Workplace. In Conversation with Geraldine Gallagher, Corporate Maternity Coach
This week, I speak with corporate maternity coach and founder of Inspire Coaching, Geraldine Gallagher. She shares some of the common emotions women face when heading back into the workplace after maternity leave, and runs through suggestions of what you can implement before you leave, so that you to feel more supported on your return. We touch on guilt, anxiety and loneliness in the workplace, and how to best to navigate those emotions. Get in touch with Geraldine here: http://inspirecoaching.ie/about/ Or on Instagram: @geraldine.gallagherinspire And don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest events, podcast episodes and more or join our community online @pachamama.london
26:26
February 19, 2020
Nutrition in Pregnancy, Labour & Healing Post-Birth. In conversation with Laura Hughes, Founder of The Pregnancy Food Company
In episode 5, I speak to nutritionist and founder of The Pregnancy Food Company, Laura Hughes, who delivers her tips on the different stages of  motherhood journey from preparing for pregnancy, assisting labour and nutritional tips to help heal after birth. She also touches on some of the dangers of the dreaded 'S' word "sugar', how to best support a vegan pregnancy and the pros and cons of breast vs bottle from a nutritional standpoint.  Follow Laura on Instagram @thepregnancyfoodcompany Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest events, podcast episodes and more or join our community online @pachamama.london
21:50
February 5, 2020
Freezing Your Eggs at 33. In conversation with Libby Andrews
In our fourth episode, I speak to friend, Libby Andrews, who, at 33 decided to freeze her eggs. She openly shares her story about the process, finding the right clinic, the costs, the procedure and its mental and physical side-effects.  It's a really inspiring listen, I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @pachamama.london or drop us a line at hello@pachamama-london.com to share your own experiences or just say hi.
26:46
January 20, 2020
Sustainable, Simple & Stylish Fashion Choices for Your Kids. In Conversation with Sally Giblin, Co-Founder of Pure Bundle
In this episode, I speak with Pure Bundle co-founder, Sally Giblin, about the ways in which her company helps make parents lives easier while also helping to fight fashion waste, and what it's like juggling the business with family life in a brand new city!  Sal will be joining us at our upcoming pop up on Saturday 1st Feb 2020 across two panels: one of the circular economy and the other on motherhood and entrepreneurship. For more info and how to book, head to: http://pachamama-london.com/events/sat-01-feb-2020/ Follow us: @pachamama.london Say hi: hello@pachamama-london.com
20:29
January 3, 2020
Changing Habits for Good. In conversation with Shahroo Izadi, Behavioural Change Specialist & best-selling author of The Kindness Method
In this episode, I chat to Behavioural Change Specialist & best-selling author of The Kindness Method, Shahroo Izadi, who takes us through some of the practical tools and tips we can start to implement in order to be kinder to ourselves and ultimately change any unwanted habits for good. Shahroo's second book, which focuses on changing unwanted eating habits, The Last Diet, will be released on 26th December 2019, and is currently available for pre-order in the UK. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @pachamama.london or drop us a line at hello@pachamama-london.com to share your thoughts or just say hi.
28:50
November 28, 2019
Just Don't Call Me a Mumpreneur. In conversation with Sophie Baron, Founder of Mamamade
In this episode, I chat with co-founder of Mamamade, Sophie Baron, to give us the low down on starting a business whilst on maternity leave, why she started it and what it's like working with your partner. Sophie will be joining us at our upcoming our upcoming pop up on Saturday 1st Feb 2020. To find out more head to http://pachamama-london.com/events/ You can also find us on Instagram: @pachamama-london or email us hello@pachamama-london.com
23:25
November 24, 2019