Meet Our Pregnancy Experts
The healthy mama® medical advisory board is comprised of leading experts, all serving on the front lines of women’s health, in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Nursing and Prenatal Nutrition. Each one of our members has signed on with us because they agree a brand like healthy mama® is a true innovation in safety and simplicity.
Members of the healthy mama® medical advisory board include:
RN, HealthyWomen, CEO
Elizabeth Battaglino, RN
Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, brings a unique combination of sharp business expertise and, as a practicing registered nurse, medical knowledge to her role as CEO of HealthyWomen.org, a non-profit organization providing women with in-depth, objective, medically-approved information on a broad range of women’s health issues.
Beth has worked in the health care industry for nearly 20 years, helping to define and drive public education programs on a broad range of women’s health issues. These programs have run the gamut from heart health and cancers to migraines and oral hygiene. Her management and marketing expertise is particularly critical as HealthyWomen moves to expand its outreach to millions of women across the country through updated technology, wider program distribution and new public education and awareness efforts.
Beth is responsible for setting the strategic direction of HealthyWomen and building alliances with corporations, health care professionals and consumer groups. She also serves as the organization’s chief spokesperson, regularly speaking at corporate, non-profit, community and media events.
Willow Jarosh is a registered dietitian (RD), speaker, health coach, consultant, and writer. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of New Mexico, a masters degree in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and is a nutrition expert for SELF Magazine, Bumble Bee Foods, and the Huffington Post.
Willow believes that health and happiness are within everyone’s reach, but the path to getting there is like a fingerprint — individualized. Willow’s goal is to give people the tools they need to reach their health and happiness goals in the ways that are most effective for them. Through her work with C&J Nutrition, Willow engages and entertains audiences, from large corporations and universities to elementary school parent groups, while sharing practical nutrition and health advice. Her hands-on approach finds her dishing out samples in corporate cafes and college cafeterias as well as advocating more healthful options with food service management. As a personal nutritionist, Willow steps out of the office to head to the grocery store with clients and even cooks with them in their own kitchens. Willow treats her nutrition consulting work with the same dedication and passion and helps a range of companies, from food manufacturers to book packagers/publishers and fitness clubs, relay healthy messages in fun, understandable, and practical ways.
Willow’s position as a contributing editor and nutrition expert for SELF Magazine allows her to share her practical and enjoyable approach to health with thousands of readers each month, as do her weekly guest posts on fashion designer and reality star Whitney Port’s blog. The non-profit organization Healthy Kids Concepts, whose mission is to bring food and nutrition education to elementary school classrooms, also benefits from Willow’s health communication skills, as she not only sits on the board but also designs lesson plans for the group.
Willow and her business partner can be found on Instagram and Twitter (@CJNutrition) posting delicious pictures of everything they eat — providing followers with meal and snack ideas — as well as Facebook, where they post daily healthy eating tips.
Stephanie Clarke is a registered dietitian (RD), media spokesperson, author, and speaker, who provides nutritional counseling to a wide range of people in the areas of weight loss, disease prevention and management, women’s health, and family nutrition.
Stephanie is passionate about communicating accurate nutrition information in a fun and practical way that works with people’s busy lifestyles. She’ll show you exactly what to toss into your shopping basket and how to stock and organize your kitchen to make healthy eating a snap.
Along with C&J Nutrition business partner Willow Jarosh, Stephanie “Tweets what she eats” on Twitter and posts tasty meal ideas on Instagram, giving followers real-time meal and snack ideas. As part of C&J Nutrition, Stephanie offers daily healthy eating tips via Facebook, is a contributing editor and nutrition expert for SELF magazine, a nutrition expert and blogger for the Huffington Post, and writer/editor for Bumble Bee Foods Bee Well For Life Bee Delicious blog.
Engaging audiences with practical nutrition information via seminars, weight loss challenges, and healthy cooking demonstrations for both small and large corporations is one of the things that Stephanie loves most about her work. She works with a variety of companies like Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Hess, Conde Nast, New York Life, as well as colleges and universities across the country. In addition to working with adults, Stephanie is also an avid promoter of the importance of childhood nutrition. She acts as a nutrition adviser and board member for the non-profit Healthy Kids Concepts, whose mission is to bring food and nutrition education programs to young kids and families across the country.
Thoroughly living the lifestyle she promotes – Stephanie loves food and enjoys cooking and coming up with ways to use the seasonal ingredients from the Community Supported Agriculture group (CSA) that she belongs to.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She completed her training as a registered dietitian at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, and is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) as well as the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Business and Communications, and Weight Management specialty practice groups.
Doula and Trainer
As business minded women with a passion for birth, ProDoula and Northeast Doulas owners, Randy Patterson and Debbie Aglietti, have a deep understanding of all things associated with pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
This power duo has the determination and commitment to ensure that the birthing needs of their clients are met. With a combined 30 years of experience, these 2 ladies and their staff have assisted more than 2,500 couples on their path to parenthood.
In 2012, with a strong focus on professionalism and consistency of care, Patterson and Aglietti launched ProDoula, A Doula Certification Organization for the Modern Woman. The organization has credentialed more than 350 women since its launch and has supported those women on every step of their journey to serve families through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
Because labor and birth are a woman’s last opportunity to be nurtured before she become the nurturer, Patterson and Aglietti believe they, and all doulas play an incredibly intricate and important role in the birth process. They believe that empowered women can achieve anything they desire and they know that birth can be an incredibly empowering experience in a woman’s life.
Doulas and Trainer
As business minded women with a passion for birth, Northeast doulas owners, Randy Patterson and Debbie Aglietti have a deep understanding of all things associated with pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. This power duo has the determination and commitment to ensure that your birthing needs are met.
With a combined 30 years of experience and Northeast Doulas 12 years of company history these 2 ladies and their staff have assisted more than 1,500 couples on the path to parenthood.
Northeast Doulas has an amazing staff of trained, experienced and certified doulas and pregnancy consultants that are ready to make you their number one priority at a moments notice. Our commitment to our clientele is surpassed by none. Whether you are planning a home birth, medicated or un-medicated hospital birth or a scheduled cesarean section, Northeast Doulas will provide you with the judgment free educational, physical and emotional support that you deserve! Remember… labor and birth are your last opportunity to be nurtured before you become the nurturer!
With a strong focus on professionalism and consistency of care, Northeast Doulas’ owners, Randy & Debbie, are not only certified Labor and Postpartum Doulas, but have also become Doula trainers. Having originally certified through other certification organizations, they found the values they had built their business upon were lacking. And so, ProDoula was founded. ProDoula is a Certification Agency for the Modern Woman – training, certifying and mentoring Doulas throughout the country. Randy & Debbie are leading by example with the extraordinary group of women who make up the staff of Northeast Doulas. All Doulas at Northeast Doulas are trained and certified through ProDoula and take part in ongoing monthly training and have the resources, expertise and support of these two companies.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jan Rydfors, MS, MD, FACOG
Dr. Jan Rydfors is the Chief Medical Officer for healthy mama making sure all the products are the safest and most effective products for our mamas. He is a highly acclaimed OB/GYN in Silicon Valley and author of the Obstetric and Gynecology book that residents study from in Medical School
“As a practicing OB/GYN from Stanford University with over 25 years of clinical experience, I see daily the challenges women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or nursing, face each and every day. I was thrilled when I discovered healthy mama’s complete portfolio of safe and trusted solutions.
“I don’t only believe in and recommend their products to my patients but I have joined their medical advisory board as their Chief Medical Officer. You can be sure that there are no artificial or dangerous ingredients and that each and every product has been reviewed to be safe and effective for pregnancy, nursing and beyond! They got you, mama!”