BIRTHFIT is a worldwide movement

of women and men, coaches and athletes, practitioners, chiropractors, teachers, movers and shakers who are changing the game in the world of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

 

The four pillars of BIRTHFIT are 

 

FITNESS

To functionally train with intention surrounding the Motherhood Transition in a way that develops competencies in physical skills as well as enhances the three main metabolic pathways.

NUTRITION

To consume a whole food diet that is rich in color and nutrients, from a wide variety of animals, fish, plants, fruits, and fats and starchy fibers.

 

CHIROPRACTIC

To be structurally balanced, free of subluxation, so that the nervous system can function ideally and communicate with all systems of the body.

MINDSET

To be present in the moment, open to growth, grateful, and to welcome the Motherhood Transition with an open heart.

 

BIRTHFIT Cleveland is the Cleveland, Ohio, local gathering of the #birthfit tribe.

We work with women who are trying to conceive, thinking about trying to conceive, early-, mid-, or "so f-ing pregnant," recently postpartum, not-so-recently postpartum, recently miscarried, empty nesters.... you get the idea. If you live in or near Cleveland, Ohio, and Motherhood is a thing in your life...

 

Welcome.

 
 
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Meet Candace

I am Candace Gesicki.  I am a mom-to-be (expecting December 2017).   I am a doctor of chiropractic, Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture, and placenta encapsulation specialist.

I strive to help women (and men) of childbearing years reach a state of optimal health and well-being. I am an athlete and CrossFit L1 trainer.

I believe movement is an integral part to a healthy life. I am a dog-mom to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I am passionate and have a hunger for knowledge. I want to make a difference in this world.

I am Cleveland’s biggest fan and proud to call it home.

 
 

 
 
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It’s kinda cheesy but I consider myself a BIRTHFIT “superfan.” I feel like I found BIRTHFIT at a time that I really needed it. I needed some answers and I needed a tribe…. A lot of the information that BIRTHFIT puts out there just really makes sense to me, so I really encourage women to dig into BIRTHFIT, listen to the podcasts, reach out to your regional directors, reach out to the other professionals they have, use the online coaching, I think all of that really helps prepare you for birth, but it also gives you a confidence to go into birth being your own advocate—advocating for yourself, advocating for your birth.
— Anna Marie M., BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series participant, Cleveland, Ohio