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Body Knowledge is Power: Take Six Months to Prep for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy It’s unreal how much planning goes into one little human. Amidst the questions, there’s one thing moms put on the back burner until after babies are born, but it often starts before babies are even conceived: self care. It’s a hot little buzzword right now, but we’re …

7 Key Benefits of Collagen for Mamas

Collagen for Pregnancy and Postpartum You may have read or heard  BIRTHIFT say that we love bone broth and collagen peptides for pregnancy and postpartum. I would like to dive deeper in on why these foods are so beneficial for the body during the Motherhood Transition. What is collagen and …

How a Self-Care Mind Map Can Change Your Routine

Self-Care: Beyond a Mani/Pedi Self-care seems to be a bit of a buzzword these days – especially out there in the Mom world.  In every BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series I lead, we have a class devoted to talking about self-care with the idea that you must take care of yourself in …

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 …

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 …

Finding a Prenatal Chiropractor to Support You

In just nine months, a woman carries and provides for the creation of new life. The most complex system on the planet is formed without any help from the outside world. Constantly changing from the moment of conception, a woman’s body can be supported by gentle chiropractic adjustments to better …

The Hype Around Methylation

  The new hype around methylation and Folic Acid vs. Folate… Women in the midst of family planning are hearing that they should have concerns about methylation, folate, and folic acid.   What does it all mean? Is it important information for everyone or just some women? Let’s clear up …

40 Years Old? Party On!

I’m a birth doula. Last year, I attend three births in April. All three women were in their forties. All three women had conceived naturally. Two of the three women had natural, unmedicated vaginal births (one birth center and one hospital after laboring at home). The other woman labored for …

So, You Think You’re Fertile

  Fertility is a word mainly used by those actively trying to create a person. But if you you are a female of child-bearing age or a sexually active male, then fertility should be on your radar. You need to get comfortable with things like cervical position and fluid, hormones, …