Becoming a parent can be the most wonderful, challenging, and thrilling journey in life. And if that sounds complex and contradictory, it’s because it absolutely is.
At Healthline Parenthood, we recognize what it’s like and that this transition can have a huge impact on everything from your body to your mental health to your identity. We didn’t see enough resources out there for that. Nor did we see a brand that understands and represents the complex, and sometimes very nontraditional, village it takes to raise a child these days. Here, we bring you those resources and that brand — all in support of you, the parents.
With our content, newsletters, community, and tools, we’ll help you navigate your life and well-being through the lens of becoming a parent. And we’ll offer evidence-based, expert-reviewed answers to the questions you have when you’re up googling in the middle of the night. (We see you.)
We learned that there’s a knowledge gap in terms of what new parents can expect as it relates to you. Your well-being. Your fertility. Your sleep. Your relationships. Your mental health. We’ll help close that gap — because stronger, healthier people make stronger, healthier parents.
We’re partnering with leading experts in the parenting space who can help you figure out what products, services, and procedures best meet your needs.
Jake Tipane, personal trainer
Postpartum Care, Exercise, Fitness
Jake Tipane is a California-based certified personal trainer who focuses on fertility, prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum fitness. He also has an interest in helping clients with weight loss and natural movement patterns. A former competitive soccer player, he earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and art history, with an independent study in kinesiology, from the University of California Santa Cruz. Learn more about Jake at his website and on Facebook.
Jennifer Litner, MS, MEd, LMFT, CST
Sexual Health, Relationships
Jennifer Litner is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist working in private practice in Chicago. She earned her Master of Science in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University and her Master of Education in human sexuality studies at Widener University. She is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a certified member of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. At Jennifer’s practice, Embrace Sexual Wellness, she helps people address their intimate concerns such as changes in sexual desire, coping with illness, loss or lack of intimacy, sexual pain or discomfort, and sexual identity. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Karla Pippa, doula
Karla Pippa is a certified doula and lactation counselor and co-founder of New York City Birth Village. She specializes in low-intervention hospital births, vaginal births after cesarean sections, and postpartum support for parents of twins. A former political campaign director, she graduated from Tulane University with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science. Learn more about Karla at New York City Birth Village’s Facebook, Instagram, and website.
Narchi Jovic, doula
Narchi Jovic is a certified doula and lactation counselor and co-founder of New York City Birth Village. She is also a certified childbirth educator and pre- and perinatal psychology educator. Narchi specializes in low-intervention hospital births, vaginal births after cesarean sections, and lactation support. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Transylvania University in Romania and an MBA from University of Phoenix Online. Learn more about Narchi at New York City Birth Village’s Facebook, Instagram, and website.
Raj Dasgupta, MD
Internal & Sleep Medicine
Dr. Raj Dasgupta is a faculty member at the University of Southern California. He’s quadruple board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. He’s the assistant program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the associate program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Dasgupta is an active clinical researcher and has been teaching around the world for more than 15 years. His first book is part of a series called “Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls.” Learn more on his website.
Vrinda Devani, MD
Dr. Vrinda Devani is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Lubbock, Texas. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. A believer in unfolding the human body’s potential through a blend of complementary and allopathic medicine, she is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner and certified AyurYoga teacher. She’s also a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and medical director of Banyan Botanicals.
At Healthline Parenthood, we believe you can never have too many allies when it comes to being a parent. We bring forward real voices — those who are navigating all the challenging aspects of raising children. These are the people that help make our experiences authentic, actionable, and credible. Join our community by following us on social media and meet some of the the people who inspire us.
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Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
Dr. Shepherd is an OB-GYN and women’s health expert and also the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women’s health forum that focuses on addressing taboo topics in a comfortable setting. She practices at the Baylor University Medical Center and specializes in minimally invasive gynecology. Dr. Shepherd has written in various journals including Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health, and Parents. She is also seen regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, Today, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, CBS News, and Fox News. As a healthcare expert, she strives to educate women on their bodies, and as a national speaker she uses her expertise to help women understand their health conditions and how to address them appropriately. She also focuses on sexual health and how it can be affected by chronic pelvic pain, menopause, and breast cancer. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Lauren Paige Magenta is a full-time freelance content producer for brands, a lifestyle influencer on Instagram and YouTube, and a first-time parent to Avery. Daily you can find her shooting and editing content, making homemade lattes, and eating her way through Queens, New York. Her former corporate gigs including working as a video producer for Martha Stewart Living, Refinery29, and Spoon University.
Melanie Santos is the wellpreneur behind MelanieSantos.co, a personal development brand focused on mental, physical, and spiritual wellness for all. When she’s not dropping gems at a workshop, she’s working on ways to connect with her tribe worldwide. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter, and they’re probably planning their next trip. Follow her on Instagram.
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