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Meet the Mama: Angela Medina from Miami, Florida

Meet Angela Medina

Meet Angela Medina. Angela is a Product Designer from Miami, Florida and a first time first time mom to baby boy, Oliver, who is now 3 months old. In our Meet The Mamas Series, Angela shares some of her must-have items that helped her with her postpartum recovery and a several amazing advice that helped her overcome the baby blues. 

Angela Medina and Baby Boy
Mama Angela Medina and Baby Boy, Oliver


How long was your recovery after giving birth? Did you run into any challenges? What helped your recovery the most?

I somewhat started feeling like myself again after one month but my body is still going through a lot of change. My breasts, my back and my fingers are still adjusting to my now day to day baby related activities—breastfeeding, pumping, lifting and carrying him around the house. My pelvic floor also needs some strengthening. I was recommended to continue doing kegels because a little pee when you sneeze, cough or exercise is not cool at all.

I definitely ran into challenges, who doesn’t!? The biggest one of them all has been learning how to breastfeed, and increasing my milk supply while going through postpartum recovery. It’s a lot to take in at once.

As far as things that helped in the recovery I must say Frida Mom postpartum kit, Always discreet underwear and my mom’s home cooked meals which consisted of lots of hearty soups and fruit juices.

What are some products or support you wish you had when you got home that first week after giving birth? What was really helpful in making your life easier as a new mom?

I wish I knew about Legendairy Milk’s herbal supplements earlier. 

I had a vaginal birth and Frida Mom’s products mentioned above were key in the healing process.

Since the beginning of my pregnancy I’ve used Maven Health (a telemedicine app for women) and it’s been a game changer. I’ve been able to get in touch with health practitioners who offer advice and support 24/7 and it really has come in handy in the middle of a pandemic! 

What are some of your favorite self care rituals to do postpartum

A long hot bath, exfoliating my face, taking my time to dress and putting makeup on, getting my nails done. I'm still trying to find time to do more uninterrupted yoga sessions.

I would love to hear your thoughts/experiences with getting help from family or friends. Did you have help, and what was it like? What would you have done differently in terms of getting help from family or friends?

We did get help from my mom and mother in law. Unfortunately, the pandemic has put a limit on visits from friends and that has been a little frustrating. My partner and I felt a bit isolated the first weeks and definitely missed introducing Oliver to close friends. We’re a little more relaxed now that he got his first round of vaccine shots but still being extremely cautious when people are around him.

Did you experience any baby blues or postpartum anxiety or depression? Do you have any advice for new mothers struggling with postpartum anxiety or depression?

Yes, I had baby blues in the first couple of weeks. The self doubt took over and I had a couple of episodes where I cried uncontrollably. I mainly leaned on my partner for support and luckily got through it but it was an incredibly rough time. 

My advice to new moms is what you hear often but maybe don’t believe or practice much in those early days:

  • Trust that you are enough for that baby. Yes, you’re a parenting rookie but slowly you’ll get the hang of it. It’s a process in which you are getting to know your baby just as much as they're getting to know you, it takes some time but before you know it you’ll start understanding what they’re all about and it will get more fun!
  • Look and accept help from family and friends.
  • Take a shower every day, exercise, watch a show, order in your favorite food. Do one thing that takes your mind away from feeling overwhelmed at least once a week.
  • Spend time alone with your partner. It’s easy to shift your focus completely to the baby, but your relationship is also important. Again, look for help, have a family member take care of the baby while you go away on a date for a few hours.

What's the worst advice you've gotten for postpartum & early motherhood?

Use a pillow to let the baby sleep sideways. Pillows, blankets or toys are not safe in a newborn’s bassinet!

What's the best advice you've gotten for postpartum & early motherhood?

Ah, it came from a college friend, mom of two and it really stuck after I heard it from her:

“You don’t NEED a schedule if you don’t want it. You don’t HAVE to breastfeed if it doesn’t work out. There’s other alternatives. Don’t freak out! It hurts like a biiiiiitttccchhh and it may not be for you. My point: do you. YOU ARE HIS MOM. Give yourself breaks, grace and love. You are as new as this as Oli is but you and only you were meant to be his mama. Relish in that. But know YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO OR HOW TO DO IT.

But you get to choose what you think is best for you and your son. Listen to the doctors and friends and parents but you get to call the shots. Which is the most empowering yet terrifying thing. But you’ll get the hang of it. I promise. You are already a fantastic mother. 💗💗💗

And yes...Motherhood... It’s brutal+beautiful = brutiful.”

Any closing advice for someone who's just about to be a new mom?

Be prepared for lots of ups and downs but know that the love for your little one and some patience will get you through the early days of parenthood.




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  • What is Ritual Meals?

    Ritual Meals is a postpartum meal delivery service. Our signature postpartum meal delivery product is The Postpartum Program, which includes meals, snacks, and teas shipped weekly to your doorstep. Customers receive orders with all the fresh meals, snacks, and teas you need to enjoy nourishing postpartum food prepared by our chefs. We save you the time and energy of going to the grocery store, finding new recipes, meal planning, and portioning.

    Our talented chefs work with our Wellness Team to create new menus each week for you, based on what’s seasonally available from our community of local farms and ranches. We use the highest quality ingredients which are organic or pesticide free produce and grass-fed or pasture-raised animals.

  • What are the benefits of postpartum food and Ritual Meals?

    We understand that, as a new mom, you've got one of the hardest jobs in the world—so we created The Postpartum Program to help you heal and feel your best after giving birth. Our postpartum meals are nutritionally designed to support your physical recovery, energy levels, hormonal balance, milk supply and quality, and mood. At Ritual Meals, we are serious about supporting your postpartum nourishment and postpartum wellness journey. Everything we cook is made with the highest quality, whole food ingredients, good for you and your baby, whether or not you are breastfeeding.

    Our postpartum nutrition philosophy is focused on food as medicine.

    Our postpartum meals include both plated food and soups and stews which are more easily digestible and improve absorption of essential minerals and vitamins that the body needs to repair, restore, and fortify after birth or surgery. Grass-fed and pasture-raised animal stock are the base of all of our soups and stews, supplying essential nutrients, lean protein, and collagen to boost energy, support and heal connective tissues, and support healthy metabolism.

    If you are breastfeeding, our postpartum meals can provide measurable benefits for your milk supply and quality. Our postpartum meals often include galactagogues (ingredients which support milk supply and quality), including flax seeds, oats, tahini, brewer’s yeast, and more. We also avoid ingredients that could be associated with colic or sensitivities for breastfed babies, including cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and hot peppers.

    * This program is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We recommend that you consult with your doctor prior to starting this program if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medication or nutritional supplements.

  • How much does Ritual Meals Cost?

    The Postpartum Program at Ritual Meals is priced starting at $176 per week. Meal frequency per week can be customized, which changes the cost of the program. As well, if you opted into our Subscription option, you can save up to 10% each week and receive free delivery with promo code FREESHIPPING.  Customize your postpartum plan to view prices.

  • What kinds of ingredients does Ritual Meals use?

    All meals are made to order and made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. We prioritize local and organic produce and use only meat sourced from local farms that sustainably and humanely raise their animals. Our animals are always grass-fed or pasture-raised. Our produce is plant rich, organic or pesticide-free, low gluten, no refined sugars, and non-GMO.

    Organic or pesticide-free, whole, unprocessed foods are both more nutritive and more flavorful. We thoughtfully pair ingredients based on complementary benefits. For example, these pairings—lentils and red bell pepper, sesame and salmon, pasture-raised eggs and leafy greens, and chicken and quinoa—allow you to absorb more nutrients and experience their healing benefits.

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    Please note: our Postpartum Program is not intended for severe allergies. If you have any questions about how we can support your dietary needs, please reach out to our Wellness Team at

  • How do you keep food fresh in transit? What if I am not home?

    We pack the postpartum meals fresh with care using 100% recyclable, insulated boxes and drain safe gel packs designed to keep your food refrigerated on the way to your doorstep.

    We understand that when it comes to birth, timing may not always happen according to plan. We highly recommend recruiting the help of a friend, neighbor, or family member so that if you aren’t able to get to your food when it arrives at your doorstep, they can help you store it in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy them.

    The delivery driver should leave the package for you at your door with no signature required. We package our postpartum meals in 100% recyclable insulated liners with drain-safe gel packs, so that your food stays refrigerated in transit. If you have any concerns with the temperature or condition of your meals once delivered, please contact our Wellness Team at

  • Where does Ritual Meals deliver?

    We ship across the continental US to your doorstep! If you have any additional questions, you can contact our Wellness Team at

  • How do I get started with Ritual Meals?

    You can get started by selecting your program options on the Postpartum Program page

    If you would like any help choosing a program that works best for you, please email our Wellness Team at and we’d be happy to help!

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