The healthy mama® brand story
Ok, mamas and mamas-to-be. We feel you. Pregnancy may be filled with hearts and flowers, unicorns and rainbows, but it’s not all a walk in the park. From aches and pains to constipation and cankles, every week can feel like a new adventure! (We know because we’ve been there too.) That’s why we’re so excited about our baby. healthy mama® is the first brand to offer pregnant and nursing women a complete line of safe and effective wellness solutions for those times when you feel a little less than “glowing.” Our remedies have been created in partnership with doctors and nutritionists to ensure we’re bringing you the highest quality and safest* solutions for your pregnancy and nursing related needs. So you can be confident that you’ll be feeling better in no time!
healthy mama® brand was founded by Rachel Katz-Galatt, who experienced confusion, frustration and anxiety in trying to find the right over-the-counter products to treat her own pregnancy-related ailments–and she had a bunch!
Throughout her first pregnancy, Rachel sought safe solutions from her doctor, the Internet, nice ladies on the subway…all to no avail. Feeling particularly uncomfortable one night, Rachel and her husband David walked over to the pharmacy to see what they could find. Surely, someone must have cracked the code on constipation in pregnant women by now! But actually, someone had not. The aisles seemed to be filled with pills and potions that were maybe (and maybe not) safe for pregnant women. Even the pharmacist wasn’t sure what to recommend. Befuddled and bewildered but needing to, shall we say, get things moving, Rachel selected a remedy that was later deemed unsafe for use during pregnancy. In fact, the product was cited to cause pre-term labor.
Rachel and David may not have found the right product that night, but they did stumble upon a big idea. In the midst of their sifting and searching, an exasperated David called out, “I can’t believe there is not a brand specifically for pregnant and nursing women!” Rachel looked up at him and the light bulb went off. There had to be a better way. It was there in that pharmacy that healthy mama® brand was conceived.
Today, we at healthy mama® are committed to making it simple for you to find the safest solutions for your pregnancy-related ailments. In fact, one of our big missions is working with retailers to create shelf space specifically for prenatal care, so you busy mamas and mamas-to-be can find what you need without the scavenger hunt. (There’ll be plenty of time for games later!) The American Pregnancy Association is partnering with us to accomplish this mission. We’re determined to help moms-to-be have the safest, most enjoyable and worry-free pregnancies possible. Because a healthy baby starts with a healthy mama.
We would love to hear from you, about your trials and tribulations, and yes, constipation and cankles- that’s what we’re here for. Give us tips, advice or just say Hi! We are here to serve you!
Rachel delivered her oldest daughter, Mia, 16 weeks prematurely (at a mere 24 weeks!). She spent five months in the hospital watching Mia fight for her life, waiting for her to be strong enough to come home. Rachel, and the healthy mama® brand are completely committed to helping other women to avoid this plight. We are partnering with organizations such as March of Dimes that share our mission of helping moms to sustain healthy, full-term pregnancies. In addition, Rachel sits on the March of Dimes New Jersey chapter Board of Directors and we support organizations that research issues threatening the health of babies, in hopes that someday,every “birth-day” will be a healthy and happy one.
We care about our environment and strive to ensure we create the smallest footprint possible. By partnering with like-minded companies, we reduce the amount of waste, pollution and packaging possible. All our cartons are FSC certified, which means they came from responsible forestries.