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You Are Not a Lemon! Thanks, Ina May.

I recently finished the book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. The book as a whole is a must read for anyone considering pregnancy or already pregnant. It is filled with countless positive birth stories and great information regarding birth in general. However the part that I just can’t get out …

I Am Ready

Birth is an athletic event mamas need to train for.  Just like an olympian trains four years or a marathon runner puts in hours of preparation. Training for birth should be a priority.  The most ideal method? … Utilizing the four pillars (Fitness, Nutrition, Chiropractic, and Mindset). Having experienced two …

A Feminine Touch

  Last night I attended an intro workshop at Sheila Kelly’ S Factor in Los Angeles, CA.  Many women attended for reasons much greater than losing weight. These women desired to connect with their feminine side, and to bring sexy back into their lives. For each of them it was …

Empowerment through the Eye Roll

Despite its title, this post is not about negativity. It’s about your power, your intuition, your innate abilities.   I am currently in my third trimester of my first pregnancy, and I’ve learned more in the past 7 months than I ever thought possible – about my body, my mind, …

Fear: A Four-Letter Word

Fear: A Four-Letter Word Let me preface this blog post by saying that my pregnancy was no walk in the park. I went through countless tests that indicated genetic abnormalities, amniocentesis, elevated blood pressure, scheduled induction, artificially ruptured membranes, Pitocin, epidural and ultimately failure to progress after 18 hours of …

BIRTHFIT Video: Coach Nast Discusses the Power of Your Words

BIRTHFIT Wisconsin: Dr. Erica’s Birth Story with #4!

  As I sit here with my almost 3 week old baby boy, I feel ready to tell his story of coming into this world. I am compelled to give you a little background of my pregnancy with him, so here goes. To start, Kyle and I contemplated bringing another …

Pregnancy: A Shared Human Experience

The human experience is quite a thing. We yearn to feel and yearn to escape feeling. We live from a place of needing to control but often find the best parts of our life were the uncontrollable surprises. We engage with others as separate and distinct entities but are repeatedly …

BIRTHFIT Cleveland: Dr. Candace Gesicki,DC is on a Mission

2015 ended with a whirlwind of events and there is no stopping in 2016! BIRTHFIT is here in Cleveland! I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in prenatal and postpartum care.  I first found BIRTHFIT in early last year and what I found was absolutely amazing.  HQ and the affiliates are incredible …

True or True- Your Thoughts Determine Your Reality?

Fight or Flight  It is a CHOICE. The adaptation is short term. Survival and safety are the goals. Stress hormones are automatic. Blood pressure rises. Pulse rate increases. Energy expenditure is peaking. There is a demand. Which path do you choose?  Your soul chooses- Sympathetic or ParaSympathetic. Subconscious YOU will …