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How to Select the Best Baby Carrier for You and Your Family

You’ve done your research and you know that you are going to wear your baby once she comes earthside. (Click HERE to remind yourself why babywearing is so beneficial for you both!) Now you’re down to the sticky task of picking one out. Which baby carrier is best? A few …

I just had a baby. (Slowing Down Time Postpartum)

I’m not Einstein, but I can tell you that time is relative.  When first introduced to the theory of relativity, it seems a bit complex and nuanced, but it actually is applicable to everyday life, especially for the postpartum time period. Ask almost any parent with children over age 10 …

BIRTHFIT Podcast episode 114 Featuring Lorena Garcia of Majka (Nutritional Support for New Moms)

        A Career Woman and A Mother  Lorena: [00:00:14] Yes. So my name is Lorena Garcia. I am originally from Mexico City so that’s why you hear a little bit of the accent so I haven’t been able to get rid of it, it’s here to stay. …

Your Sacred Cycle

Since when did our menstrual cycle become something to dread? Oh I know, since the day mine came! I remember being 14 years old and impressionable. The negative connotation to getting your period was lingering before the main event ever even came along. It was almost cool to think of …

Finding the right chiropractor for YOU!

Just like with an Ob/Gyn or midwife, dentist, GP, or child’s pediatrician, a person should be interviewing chiropractors to find the right one for them. We should feel comfortable with any of our doctors and feel that they are a good fit in our lives. I find this to be …

Three Mood-Boosting Supplements Most Mamas Need

It is clear that the food we eat and the supplements we take can have a profound impact on our health and wellness, and yet, it is not uncommon for women to be offered antidepressant or anti-anxiolytic medications as first line treatment for mood disorders. Although some do find medication …

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 …

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