Are you pregnant?


I'm Anna

A new mom, writer, yoga teacher and Expectful's community guide.

After going through a rough patch in my pregnancy, I starting using Expectful's meditations and they transformed my life so much - that I joined the team shortly after giving birth to my daughter Annabell.

As Expectful Community guide, I've spent over year having intimate discussions with experts in pre and postnatal care, and hundreds of our subscribers about the ups and downs of this time in your life. From relationships, to body image to what it means to feel emotionally and physically supported, and I’ve learned a lot along the way.

Now, I'm bringing these these conversations directly to you so you have the tools to live your best life.

When a baby is born the world seems to focus on childcare, but what about mothercare?

Enter Dayna Kurtz, the brains behind Huffington Post’s Mother Matters blog. From postpartum depression and “baby blues” to healing meals and postnatal exercise, Kurtz guides new and veteran mothers alike through the best practices to care for themselves as they care for their children.

On today’s episode, Dayna is sharing her personal motherhood journey and how she started using her background in social work and exercise science to help other mother’s navigate the emotional and physical side of this time in their lives.

Now Dayna has put all of her knowledge and years of experience into a book – “Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom” available for preorder here.

About Dayna M. Kurtz:

Dayna M. Kurtz, LMSW, CPT, is the author of the just released “Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom” (Familius Press) and serves as the Director of the Anna Keefe Women’s Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan. A sought-after speaker, Dayna regularly presents on the subject of mothercare. She lives in New York City with her family.

Where to follow Dayna:
Website: www.daynamkurtz.com
Instagram: @daynam.kurtz
Facebook: Dayna M. Kurtz
Preorder her book: “Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom”


Click Below To Subscribe & Get New Episodes


Trusting Through Loss with Mellisa Reeves

What would it feel like to trust your journey through some of the most difficult times of motherhood? Today’s guest, Mellisa Reeves, who is the co-founder of the Motherbirth, a doula and a coach has bumped up against this question

#IHadAMiscarriage, Pregnancy loss & Grief with Psychologist Dr. Jessica Zucker

Could sharing our pregnancy loss stories be the first step in helping to release the shame, self blame and guilt that can come with it? Psychologist and creator of #IHadAMiscarriage campaign – Dr. Jessica Zucker believes so. After experiencing her

The Expectful Podcast Rebekah Borucki

You Have 4 Minutes To Change Your Life, Birth Doula & Meditation Teacher – Rebekah Borucki Discusses Motherhood.

Could meditating for 4 minutes everyday change your life? Rebekah Borucki says YES! Which is why this mother of five, renowned Meditation and Yoga instructor, Birth Doula and Author of You Have 4 Minutes To Change Your Life is here

Grace, Motherhood & Healing with Sophia Johnson

Could infusing more grace into how you parent change your relationship with your children? Today’s guest, Sophia Johnson believes so and is here to share why. Sophia Johnson is a blogger and Instagram influencer who helps to women and mothers

Birth Politics & Common Sense Pregnancy with Jeanne Faulkner

If more healthy pregnant women saw midwives instead of Obstetricians, would our maternal mortality rate be lower? Jeanne Faulkner believes so and is advocating for a shift in how we approach birth in the United States. Jeanne is an author,

Meditate with Expectful