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Ruth Martin-Gordon - Founder & CEO

In 2010, I was expecting my first child and like any first time mom I read an abundance of books and articles all related to the topics of pregnancy and birth. What I didn't read about is; what to expect, what happens after and how to care for myself after birth. Later on as I spoke with other moms and ask these questions, like me some didn't know and for some it was foreign. When we think of self care what comes to mind are facials and frothy baths but for new moms its different. It's about surviving those early days/weeks/months and that crucial first year. Its navigating your moods, your emotions, the validation that many have been through it and come out on the other side okay. Its the care of your cracked nipples, its engorgement, its googling everything, its - what the heck is a 'belly band' and why no one told me I needed one?

I’m a wife and mom to two adorable kids.  I founded CODDLE to share my stories as well as build communityeducate and broaden the conversation around postpartum and the first year.

A little about me:

1. I’m a Postpartum Doula and Dona Member.

2. I’m a foodie - I’m a walking app of what’s good and where to eat.

3. I'm a Humans of New York Alum. Check it out Here

4. I’m a well put together wino.

5. Cheese..Yes Please!

6. Life’s a beach.

XO,

Ruth!