Planning Ahead for Postpartum Support — 064

Jul 2

Today’s guest, Arianna Taboada, is a Maternal Health Professional, a mother, and an advocate for women’s issues, including maternity leave and postpartum planning. Her private consulting practice assists self-employed, working mothers to plan for and navigate through the personal and professional support they will need before, during, and after childbirth. Her clients learn to actively develop their new identities in a non-isolated way.

Arianna’s firstborn child was delivered in her home just south of Cancun in Mexico. She knew if she delivered her baby in the local hospital there was a high chance they would perform a Cesarean. She desired a low intervention birth and a level of care only a midwife could provide. During our conversation, she shares the details of her transition into motherhood and how she draws from her experience to create support plans for other women on their journey to motherhood.

We get into how little emotional preparation women do before birth and how important it is to think about all the angles of support you will need.  Arianna is inspiring and will get you thinking about your own postpartum experience and how you can support others in your community!

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In This Episode:

  • How traditional care options omit midwives

  • Low intervention birth options in Mexico

  • How she relied on her intuition after her excessive research

  • How she dealt with uncertainty

  • Her transition into parenthood

  • Why she built a private practice around postpartum planning and care

  • How to use a postpartum ecomap

  • How local moms groups provide much-needed support

  • The gaps in policy and protection for new mothers

  • Dealing with motherhood identity issues

  • How to navigate and design maternity leave for self-employed mothers

  • How to get a free one-month trial of guided meditations through Expectful


Show Notes:

Arianna Tiaboada

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About Our Guest:

Arianna is a maternal health expert, author, and owner of a consulting firm ( that helps female founders intelligently design maternity leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs.  Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist.

She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services for service-based entrepreneurs. She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood.

Arianna lives, works, and plays with her family in Berkeley, California.

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