A Doula’s Advice on Advocating for Yourself During Pregnancy

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From pregnancy to birth, to raising a child, we all need a lot of love and support as moms. During this episode, journey into the world of wellness surrounding women’s health before, during, and after pregnancy with Mama Glow founder, Latham Thomas. She shares more on how we as moms can feel empowered and strong during these often challenging times and tips on how we can advocate for ourselves during pregnancy and beyond.

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Our Guest

Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, Latham is the founder of Mama Glow, a global maternal health and education platform serving birthing people along the childbearing continuum. Mama Glow supports birthing families during the fertility period, pregnancy, birth as well as during postpartum offering hand-holding through their bespoke doula services. The Mama Glow Doula Homeschool professional training program provides education and empowers birth workers around the world through workforce development. Latham is a fierce advocate for birth equity and works to bridge policy gaps in maternal health. Mama Glow launched the inaugural Doula Expo in 2021, a first-of-its-kind, festival for birth workers, caregivers and the brands designed to support them, centering education, networking, business development and economic empowerment. Latham is a co-founder of the Mama Glow Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit committed to advancing reproductive justice and birth equity through education, advocacy and the arts.

Cultivating her wellness practice over two decades Latham has served as a doula for clients including: Alicia Keys, Anne Hathaway, Ashley Graham, DJ Khaled, Rebecca Minkoff, Tamera Mowry, and more. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Vogue, The Breakfast Club, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal Magazine, FORBES, SELF, Women’s Health, Essence and more. She is the proud mother of 18-year-old DJ prodigy and music producer, DJ Fulano. Latham is a graduate of Columbia University and author of two best-selling books; Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living And Crowning The Queen Within and Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy.

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Latham Thomas
Mama Glow Founder

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