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.
Amanda Kallen, MD
Dr. Amanda N. Kallen is a Yale Medicine reproductive endocrinologist and an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine, as well as a member of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP). She obtained her medical degree at the University of Connecticut and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Yale School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she was accepted into the RSDP scholar program, an NIH-funded physician-scientist training program committed to training young obstetrician-gynecologists in biomedical science. Upon completion, she was recruited to join the Yale Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Kallen has published in leading scientific journals, and her current research program is focused on the investigation of the regulation of gene expression in granulosa cells. Her clinical interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology and endocrinology, infertility, and premature ovarian insufficiency. She’s the recipient of multiple awards for teaching, clinical excellence, and research, including the Yale University “Resident of Excellence” award, the North American Menopause Society / Teva Medical Resident Excellence award, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Resident Reporter award, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Resident Scholar award. Dr. Kallen is highly active with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), currently serving on the executive board as the national Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council Chair. She’s also a graduate of ACOG’s Robert Cefalo Leadership Institute. Additionally, she plays an active role in medical student and resident education and serves as a faculty mentor for the Yale medical student OB-GYN Interest Group. Lastly, she serves as an Interactive Associate for Fertility & Sterility and a reviewer for multiple journals, and is a member of the ASRM Women’s Council.
Greg McBride, CFA
Greg McBride, CFA, is senior vice president and chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com, providing analysis and advice on personal finance. With nearly a quarter century of experience in personal finance, he’s a subject matter expert that has the unique ability to provide both in-depth commentary and practical advice to consumers. Through Bankrate.com’s Money Makeover series, he has helped consumers plan for retirement, manage debt, and develop appropriate investment allocations. McBride has appeared on hundreds of national cable and network broadcasts including NBC’s “Nightly News,” CBS’ “Evening News,” and ABC’s “World News Tonight,” and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business Network. McBride is routinely quoted by major media outlets such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, has served as a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist, and is a regular guest on Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, and financial talk shows throughout the United States. He’s also an accomplished public speaker, having appeared before audiences at the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Trade Commission, American Association of Individual Investors, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and at the China Times Golden Cicada Awards in Beijing. McBride currently serves on the board of Money Management International of Sugar Land, Texas, the nation’s largest nonprofit credit counseling agency accredited by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and is chairman of both the Compensation Committee and the Investment Committee. He has a distinguished record of serving on boards in the credit counseling industry, having previously chaired a finance and investment committee, and having served on executive and development committees. McBride has also served on the funding board of the Consumer Financial Education Fund through the Rose Foundation of Oakland, California. McBride is a graduate of the University of Florida and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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.
Joseph Jackson, MD
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.