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Supporting MTHFR with Nutrition During Pregnancy

What is MTHFR? MTHFR and pregnancy is a hot topic lately, especially in those who have struggled with infertility. So what is MTHFR and how does it play a role in pregnancy? MTHFR is a gene in the body helps to provide the body with sufficient methylfolate (also known as …

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 …

Meal Prep for Real Moms

Finding the Time and Energy to Meal Prep I’m not going to lie here, I used to hear ‘meal prep’ and immediately think it meant putting the exact same chicken and broccoli meal into seven Tupperware containers and eating the same thing every day. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. …

What Your Cravings Are Really Telling You

Food as Symbolic Substitutes Our issues around food often have nothing to do with food. The “issue” is usually the body’s most efficient solution to the actual problem. This concept is rooted in the body’s amazing ability to maintain homeostasis: a state of dynamic normal where health occurs. When we …

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. …

Golden Milk Recipes

Looking for an easy way to support your body’s natural inflammatory response system? Turmeric tea, or golden milk, is a wonderful way of accomplishing that. This soothing beverage has been a fairly consistent part of healing my autoimmunity, but recently I’ve been playing around with some additional variations, so I …

Six Pregnancy Superfoods

This post has been modified from one originally published at www.brittanyanderson.net  One of the most beneficial things we can do to prepare our bodies for pregnancy is optimize our nutrition. Through the science of epigenetics, we now know that mom’s diet has the potential to influence gene expression in her …

What is the Glucola Test and are there any alternatives?

The glucola test, or oral glucose challenge screen/test, is a prenatal test typically given around 24-28 weeks of pregnancy.   The purpose of this test is to provide a preliminary screen for gestational diabetes. Women who test positive to this will be asked to take the oral glucose tolerance test. Oral …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 98 Featuring Lily Nichols RDN, CDE

Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment. They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that have ingredient labels you can understand. I like small …