Consider this your official welcome to the world where business and babies collide.
When you are used to taking care of business + life with ease, growing and caring for a tiny human can feel like it’s seriously throwing you off your usual game
It sure did for me.
Because let’s be honest, no one likes to feel like a science experiment. And that is kind of what defines pregnancy, right?!
I’m guessing you are full on in the phase of wondering how much work you will be able to do and how much progress will be made today.
And, perhaps for the first time in your life, it’s a coin toss.
You might be your usual high functioning self. Or you could be wondering where all your productivity and motivation has gone.
The latter is not a good feeling.
But, there is good news. I’ve been at this for a very long time and here is what I know for sure…
Your transition into motherhood deserves the same type of customized strategy and support that you would build into any business transition.
Navigating the unknowns of this period of life is not easy, but you don’t have to go at it alone.
In fact, my job is to stick right by your side and provide guidance as you build the supportive network you and your business need to thrive during pregnancy and postpartum.
Let me properly introduce myself: My name is Arianna Taboada, and I’m a Maternal Health Consultant for Entrepreneurs.
It’s my privilege to work with expecting entrepreneurs to make their maternity leave and transition to motherhood smoother – while keeping their business thriving.
I bring expertise from my decade of work as a maternal health professional, as well as a fellow business owner and mama to the table.
I was introduced to the maternal health field as a public health professional working with new mothers in some of the most vulnerable situations women can find themselves in: living in poverty, leaving abusive spouses, navigating a new country and language — all while they experienced pregnancy, postpartum, and tried to make sense of the resources available to them.
What kind of expertise can you count on when working with me? Here’s a quick list of relevant qualifications:
- 2 health professional degrees: a Masters of Social Work and Master of Science in Maternal & Child Health (both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- 3 years of specialized training by the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau
- 6 years of providing consulting services in maternal and reproductive health to universities and research institutions
- 8 years of experience as a clinical health educator
- 16 years of being successfully self-employed
- 40+ invited lectures, presentations and trainings given in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala
- 2000+ hours of advanced training and continuing education in mental health, yoga therapy, ayurveda and mind-body wellness techniques
My work is built on the unwavering commitment to providing services that improve our quality of life, our business’ ability to thrive, and our collective ability to make meaningful contributions to the world as entrepreneurs and mothers.
Because — this is is about to get real — pregnancy places female entrepreneurs on the margins of social safety nets with little to no protection.
National leave policies? They don’t take us into consideration
We are left vulnerable and exposed at a time in life and business when support matters the most.
It’s about our fundamental right to be supported when we need it.
Because we matter.
Our business’ matter.
Our contributions matter.
Let’s get you the strategy + support to craft a maternity leave plan that meets your business and personal needs.
Click here to learn more about working together to craft your maternity leave and back to business plan.
Click here to check out the pillars that guide my services.
Click here for a short professional bio.