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The Peace My Baby is Teaching Me

  The Peace My Baby Is Teaching Me   This post originally appeared on www.birthfittwente.com.   I am known for being speedy in my ways, even in my speech. Since my little girl was born exactly a year ago today, I often feel like I am constantly running in a …

A Postpartum Cleanse?

  How many of you beautiful mamas felt the urge to dive into a cleanse a few days after baby made their grand debut? First, I’d like to wholeheartedly acknowledge the tantalizing nature of this urge. I’ve been there myself. There is a huge shift from pregnancy to postpartum yet …

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 …

BIRTHFIT’S Top 7 Postpartum Tips

BIRTHFIT’s Top 7 Postpartum Tips   SKIN-to-SKIN Whether your baby is born vaginally or cesarean, mom and baby need to be skin-to-skin as soon as possible. This contact deepens the bond between mom and baby. The skin-to-skin contact will also facilitate breastfeeding, and regulating the autonomic nervous system. Lying-In The …

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 …

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. …

Postpartum Depression: My Story

This story has been a long time coming. It’s one I think about often, especially as I mentor, teach, and counsel pregnant and postpartum women. I believe that everything in our lives happens for a reason- to teach us something, to show us how strong we are, to show us …

Flipping a Coin Ain’t Gonna Cut It

A HUGE congrats to Jess and Russell on the birth of their twin boys this week! Such a joyful and positive couple. We wish you and your family the very best. Sometimes, in Life, we have to make decisions where neither option sounds all that great. Or maybe it’s a …

New Posts Coming Soon!

Yesterday, I asked the BirthFIT community what they wanted to see covered by BirthFIT. I’m so grateful for the feedback. In the next two weeks, I will attempt to cover all topics that I received requests for. My goal is constantly bring you information. If you ever want to put …