Rachel Meakins is a doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, Fair Play facilitator, newborn care specialist, health coach, and new mom to an 11-month-old son. She enjoys running as an ambassador for Every Mother Counts and gets excited about the work that the Chamber of Mothers is doing to improve parenthood in the United States. She also works with a company called Evvy, which allows users to see the composition of their vaginal microbiome!
Gugu Guru: Tell us your favorite thing to do when you’re not creating content.
Rachel Meakins: My favorite thing to do, especially after having a child, is to have the living room completely to myself at lunchtime while eating and watching a show. How exciting!!
GG: What is your favorite snack?
RM: Let’s be honest – I love chocolate.
GG: What kind of content do you love to create?
RM: I love creating content that educates, is thought-provoking, and has the potential to change one small thing in a person’s life that will create a ripple effect to greater satisfaction overall. Parenting is really hard so let’s make it as easy as possible.
GG: What are your top 5 Mom Must-Haves?
RM: Baby Shusher, Philips AVENT baby bottle sanitizer, BOB Gear Alterrain Pro Jogging Stroller, Hatch Rest+, Artipoppe Baby Carrier – these things all gave me back a bit of time and space, which is necessary for recovery and sanity : )
GG: What are some of your favorite products and brands?
RM: Hatch Gal for apparel, Minnow, Maisonette, Stokke, Supergoop, Goop, Clare V, DockATot, FridaBaby, Sophie La Giraffe, Maxi Cosi, Nanit, Pehr, SlumberPod, UPPABaby, Manhattan Toy Company, Ever Eden, Pipette, Lake Pajamas