Hi, I’m Mark, an unmarried man with no children, and Expectful’s unlikely founder.
I discovered the life-changing benefits of meditation in my mid-twenties. I was able to navigate life’s challenges with greater ease, watched my mental capacity skyrocket, and started seeing marked differences in almost every area of my life.
As my health, happiness, relationships, and professional life improved significantly, I recalled my mother’s struggles with anxiety and depression when she was raising me, and I wondered if meditation might be an especially great tool for new moms.
I dove into the research and found studies that show the negative effects anxiety and depression can have on a baby, along with studies highlighting meditation’s ability to improve fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood outcomes.
“A lightbulb went off.”
I saw the power of this simple, easy, and completely accessible tool to transform the lives of both expectant moms and the next generation.
I teamed up with a meditation teacher and hypnotherapist to create a few guided meditations for pregnant women, and we offered them to our expectant friends in exchange for feedback. We listened closely, created more meditations, shared them with more women, and Expectful was born.
Today, I’m surrounded by a team of strong women, including Anna and Deanne who came onboard after using the app during their pregnancies. We offer a library of guided meditations and mindfulness exercises for fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. Every audio we produce is informed by the generous feedback our users share.
We envision a world in which women are emotionally supported and uplifted throughout their journey to motherhood.With Love, Anna Gannon Expectful Community Guide