Postpartum Discussion with Erica Chidi
photo credit Kate Danson
Erica Chidi Bio
Erica Chidi is the Co-founder and CEO of LOOM, a wellbeing platform empowering women through sexual and reproductive health education.
She is a Black lesbian woman, passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and giving them the tools to advocate for their health and wellbeing. At LOOM she’s pioneering a new form of online education that weaves together inclusivity, empathy and science to help women thrive in their bodies at every stage of their lives. LOOM builds on her work as the author of the best-selling book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. In her work as both a doula and health educator, she has helped thousands of women cultivate and deepen their self-care.
Erica began her practice in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She took her passion for women’s health and went on to build a successful perinatal coaching practice in Los Angeles, while continuing to work with Reproductive Justice organizations that center and serve BIPOC’s and the LGBTQIA+ community. She has been featured in Women’s Health, Vogue, Goop, The Cut and Marie Claire.
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Today’s episode is sponsored by Ergobaby. Founded in 2003, Ergobaby has pioneered the gold standard for comfortable, ergonomic soft structured carriers. Their commitment to providing parents with the foundation to thrive has launched the company into creating a broad range of award-winning products that fit into families’ daily lives seamlessly, comfortably, and safely – where function and quality are not compromised. In 2020, they launched Everlove by Ergobaby, a first of its kind baby carrier buy back and resale program, a sustainability effort to support families and the planet. Check out Ergobaby’s Embrace in Soft Air Mesh that we discussed on the podcast!