Episode 18: Great Job Mama Podcast | Home Birth, Postpartum Struggles and The Role of Food Through Each Stage of Motherhood Including Postpartum Recovery and Breastmilk Production with Erica Mock

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We are so thrilled to have Erica Mock on the podcast this week! A few years after meeting her husband Dan at a Tony Robbins event, they conceived our son Aydan. Pregnancy was the greatest gift, but also the greatest challenge that she ever experienced — physically, mentally, and emotionally. For the first four months, she was so sick that she couldn’t tolerate the smell of a heated pan on the stove. It was like she could smell every meal that was ever cooked on that pan – no matter how clean it was to begin with. she knew that she needed nourishing foods to nurture and grow the miracle inside of her, but no current meal companies or restaurants met her almost impossible standards. She viewed “eating for two” with regards to quality, not quantity. She only wanted the best for herself and her son.

Twenty-Five Eight is the gift she can now offer all mamas throughout their motherhood journey: before, during, and long after baby. This business is her way of taking care of a community of women. From her experience, these nourishing meals are what made her feel whole again. In her months of struggling with breastfeeding coupled with sleepless nights, nourishment was what she looked forward to the most. With each bite of intentionally made meals, she slowly began to feel restored. She gained a whole new appreciation for what her body is capable of achieving when it is fueled with whole, unadulterated foods.

Erica’s aim is to empower every woman to intuitively trust what her body guides her to eat. It is her job to focus on the how. She never criminalizes entire food groups, but will always use the most pure and unprocessed version of each ingredient. She limits the places, processes, and packages to an absolute minimum to ensure that their meals only include the most vitality-rich ingredients. Being a mother is a full-time job. The meals they make are symbolic for the support, love, and understanding they so desperately need while navigating on this incredible journey.

Podcast Highlights

– Erica shares her beautiful birth story

– Postpartum and breastfeeding journey

– Struggling with identity as mom and ways to balance mom, wife and business woman

– All about her incredible meal delivery company Twenty-Five Eight

– Role of food in each stage including postpartum recovery and breastfeeding production

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Erica’s Website: www.twenty-fiveeight.com

Erica’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twenty_five_eight

Erica’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twenty-fiveeightLA

In Case You Missed It:

There are so many incredible past episodes to catch up on! Click the links below to listen to any and all episodes now!

Episode 1: Unmedicated Births & Creating A Successful Organic Beauty Brand with Emily Silverstein

Episode 2: Overcoming Fertility Struggles, Balancing Motherhood, Career & Healthy Living with Heather Lake

Episode 3: Hypobirthing & How To Prepare For A Positive Birth Experience with Siobhan Miller

Episode 4: Home Births. Healthy Family Recipes & Pursuing Your Passions As A Mom with Catherine McCord

Episode 5: A Discussion On Birth Centers, Home Births & Midwifery Care with Hayley Oakes

Episode 6: Birth Stories, Mama + Work Blend & How Reality TV Prepared Her For Motherhood with Desiree Siegfried

Episode 7: Creating Peace In The Midst Of Messy Motherhood with Kathryn from Do It On A Dime

Episode 8: Endometriosis: What It Is, Resources, TTC & Pregnancy with Jeni Hollifield, RDN

Episode 9: What I’ve Learned As A First Time Mom with Megan Roosevelt, RDN

Episode 10: How To Keep The Peace With Toddlers & Kids with Caitlyn Doerksen

Episode 11: Pre & Postnatal Nutrition & Baby Led Weaning with Whitney English, MS, RDN, CPT

Episode 12: Postpartum Anxiety, PPD, Birth Trauma & Breastfeeding with Carley Hall

Episode 13: NICU Mama & Postpartum Support with Jess Baumgardner

Episode 14: IVF Nutrition & Finding Connection Through Infertility with Liz Shaw, RDN

Episode 15: Returning To Work After Having A Baby with Melissa & Brittany

Episode 16: Mom Life With A Child With Special Needs with Annya White-Brown

Episode 17: Anxiety & Depression Support In Pregnancy & Motherhood with Suzannah Neufeld, MFT, C-IAYT, CEDS

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