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healthy mama™ is a new brand that offers help and resources for moms, pregnant women and nursing moms. Rachel Katz-Galatt is a mother of two, a rising mompreneur and the founder and CEO of Maternal Science Inc.

Fueled from her own real life experiences, Rachel founded healthy mama™ after identifying a void in the prenatal and pregnancy market for safe, over-the-counter remedies for common pregnancy and nursing ailments such as aches and pains, indigestion, constipation, lack of energy, nausea and sleeplessness. Rachel set forth on the mission to provide pregnant women with remedies they need to sustain a happy, healthy and comfortable full-term pregnancy.

Healthy mama™ is a complete line of over-the-counter remedies developed to provide pregnant and nursing women with the safest solutions to their common ailments. It is a complete one-stop-shop resolution to help these women simplify their shopping experience and ease the frustration of navigating medicine aisles searching for individual products and ingredients deemed safe for prenatal women. In creating healthy mama™, Rachel is dispelling the confusion, frustration and anxiety that expectant and nursing mothers have to face when choosing OTC remedies by providing quality “pregnancy safe” products, reliable information and expert resources. Rachel runs the healthy mama™ brand in Woodcliff Lake, NJ and resides in River Vale where she currently lives with her husband David and two kids, Mia & Zoe.

I had the opportunity to interview Rachel Katz-Galatt – Founder/CEO of Maternal Science Inc. and the healthy mama® brand.

• Why you decided to create the brand

o While I was pregnant with my first child, I experienced immense confusion, frustration and anxiety with the process of selecting an over the counter (OTC) product for an ailment that I was suffering from. I couldn’t get in touch with my OB/GYN, so I searched the internet for a solution—big mistake. I was even more confused as conflicting information abounded. I then went to the pharmacy hoping that the pharmacist would be able to assist, but wrong again. I was told she didn’t know what to recommend for me that was safe to take during pregnancy. I wound up selecting a product that I ultimately found out was not safe to take.

o While searching in the pharmacy aisle, my husband asked “I can’t believe there’s not a brand of products for pregnant and nursing women”. I looked at him with shock and amazement and realized, he was right… and that’s how the concept was conceived. We realized there was a major void in the market for safe, over-the-counter remedies for common pregnancy and nursing ailments. I decided to make it my mission to help other mothers avoid the frustration and anxiety and to have the safest, most worry-free pregnancies possible.

o I also wanted to provide convenience for pregnant and nursing women by creating a new prenatal care OTC category. We are pushing to have all our products on one shelf all together so she doesn’t have to run all over the store to get what she needs.

• How do you feel the products will make an impact on the lives of pregnant and nursing women

o We have created a truly revolutionary, first-to-market brand that offers support, resources, and product solutions for pregnant, nursing, and busy moms alike.

o healthy mama™ is dispelling the confusion, frustration and anxiety that expectant and nursing mothers have to face when choosing OTC remedies by providing quality “pregnancy safe” products, reliable information and expert resources.

o The void in the market for pregnancy safe remedies is gaping and the information available to women on what products and ingredients are safe is confusing and often contradictory. The abundance of misinformation fuels frustration and the possibility of women making misinformed choices, which could ultimately put them and their baby at risk. healthy mama™ has created this category innovation that will help make the shopping experience easier, more convenient, and ultimately safer, by bringing solutions to common pregnancy ailments all under one umbrella.

The healthy mama™ brand consists of seven products: a pain reliever, pain reliever with sleep aid, antacid, laxative, prenatal vitamin and prenatal energy beverage, all of which have been given the stamp of approval for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding by the American Pregnancy Association, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) and MotherToBaby, when taken as directed. All products are produced in the U.S.A.

1. Shake That Ache! - Helps alleviate backaches, headaches, muscular aches, reduce fevers.
2. eaZZZe The Pain! - Helps relieve nighttime aches and pains.
3. Tame The Flame! – Delicious mint flavored chewable tablets put out the fire caused by acid indigestion and heartburn and provides 400 mg of elemental calcium.
4. Move It Along! - A gentle remedy for occasional constipation and relieves symptoms of irregularity.
5. Be Well Rounded! - Easy to swallow multivitamin with 17 key vitamins and minerals plus 450 mg DHA enteric coated supplement.
6. Boost It Up! –Developed in collaboration with a leading OBGYN and Prenatal Nutritionists, this caffeine-free energy and anti-nausea drink is rich in protein, B-vitamins, ginger, electrolytes and fiber and provides a delicious and nutrient-packed way to stay hydrated.
7. Make Mama Happy! - This kit includes Shake that Ache!, eaZZZe the Pain!, Move it Along! And Tame The Flame! Along with a bedazzled pill case – all packaged in one convenient but stylish carrying case.

Find resources, shop, read the blog, and buy products at the healthy mama™ website

I was given a sample of Boost It Up! in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. Along with the above information, I can say that the drink is delicious and hydrated me. As someone with Sjogren's Syndrome, hydration is crucial.

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