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An Online Women’s Health Series ideal for Practitioners

BIRTHFIT Chicago Affiliate, Dr. Gina Sirchio-Lotus, DC is the lead professor for The Women’s Health Series at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Gina is a leader in the field of nutrition and functional medicine as well as a mother of four.  Throughout the series Dr. Gina brings in a handful of …

To Breastfeed: To feed with milk from the breast.

Breast is best. Right? You have heard that, you know that. It is everywhere, including the recent article published in The Lancet, Breastfeeding:achieving the new normal, January 28,2016 stating “breastfeeding could save 820,00 lives per year around the world”.  Today I was in the midst of helping a friend answer some questions concerning a …

Fork in the Road- Is Medically Necessary?

Average length of pregnancy? Some state the estimated due date is calculated by adding 280 days, or 40 weeks, from your last period. Others say, at the moment, it is around 268 days, or 39 weeks, due to the fact of early inductions and cesarean births. Whatever way you are …

Our #1 Postpartum Nutrition Recommendation

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series: VENICE, CA

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series: VENICE, CA   April and June 2015 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-11am   Space is limited. Reserve your spot now by emailing info@birthfit.com. For inquires about other locations throughout the country, please use info@birthfit.com as well.   Trust me. You do not want to miss out on this …

Easy Breezy Supplementation

HOW TO SUPPLEMENT WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING   Supplementing during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can be scary – especially since many vitamins aren’t tightly regulated. How do you know what to take? Are you taking enough, or too much? Which brands are legit?   While I generally like people …

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series

As February comes to a close, there are a handful of BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series that wrapped this week. To me, this is closure on such a special, empowering series and the birth of confident new mothers. For many of these moms this is the start to their fitness journey. For …

What to Eat When Nursing…

Both during pregnancy and after, the focus of your diet should be nutrient density. This is because you’re not only feeding your baby through your own diet, after giving birth your body is considerably depleted of its nutrient stores. So even though you’ve given birth, you’re still eating for two. …