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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Amy Spofford

Executive Contributor

Pre & Postnatal Coach

Amy Spofford

Pre & Postnatal Coach

Amy Spofford is a Pre & Postnatal Coach, a holistic nutritionist (NTP) and a Millennial mom of three. She lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, daughters, and son and enjoys a full social and professional calendar which she over-fills on a regular basis. Certified Speech-Language-Pathologist by trade, she still works with the elderly in a skilled nursing setting by day. Her career trajectory has drawn her to her passion, which is postpartum mental health.
Amy is a writer at heart, which took her a while to realize. Her brain is swirling with thoughts, ideas and endless song lyrics at any given moment of the day, and over time she realized just how important and effective it was for her to get them down on paper. Everything from midnight light-bulb thoughts about why we are the way we are, to the best white chicken chili recipe, to processing through real life conflicts, to song parodies about motherhood and the pandemic- There's record of all of it.
When Amy sets her mind on a topic or a passion, it's hard to derail her. For a while, she focused on wellness and how we actually can make an impact on our health through the food we eat. While She still loves cooking, recipe-writing and the power of nutrition, her main focus has shifted to supporting moms in their postpartum era.
Moms these days have increasingly limited support, and are often robbed of the mythical villages of yesteryear that helped raise babies. We feel mostly supported in pregnancy, but once that baby comes out, we are left in the dust. Amy noticed this throughout her three birth and postpartum experiences, and knew there had to be a better way to manage this season of life. She did her research- luckily having formal training in reading journal articles from graduate school- and she developed a knack for distinguishing good advice from harmful. She read articles and books, listened to interviews and podcasts from a variety of perspectives, and tied them in with her own experience to develop a method to prepare pregnant women for postpartum in a way that fosters their mental health.
She wrote a comprehensive postpartum course called Eat What Feels Good Postpartum, which encompasses physical and mental prep work, education on breastfeeding, mental health, nutrition for healing and an introduction into life with a newborn. She is currently turning that course into a written manual for you, so stay tuned!
Amy feels that if we can educate and support prospective and new moms on what the postpartum or postnatal experience is really like, they won't feel as overwhelmed and underprepared for what they encounter. By addressing the risk factors for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, we can influence mental health outcomes. We can provide women with the tools they need to maximize their mental wellness and come out the other side of the fourth trimester feeling confident in their new role as a parent while experiencing a fuller sense of joy in their newborn.
Taking care of a mother's mental health is paramount to her being able to show up for her family. It's about time we give it the time and attention it deserves.

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CREA Global Awards presented to

Amy Spofford

Pre & Postnatal Coach

The CREA Global Awards is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects.

Caroline Winkvist

Editor-In-Chief

Daniel Ålund

Selection Committee

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Brainz 500 Global Awards presented to

Amy Spofford

Pre & Postnatal Coach

Brainz 500 Global Awards is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition of their entrepreneurial success, achievements, and dedication to helping others.

Caroline Winkvist

Editor-In-Chief

Fredrik Elfqvist

Selection Committee

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

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