MISSIONThe mission of Expecting Fitness is to help moms have easier pregnancies, make healthier, leaner & smarter babies via safe exercise, excellent nutrition and a stress-free, clean, organic, chemical free lifestyle.
We aim to help prevent:
- Premature delivery
- Gestational Diabetes
- Low Birthweight
- Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression
- Excessive Weight Gain<
- Back & Hip Pain
- Unecessary diseases & problems.
- Give your baby the very chance in life before it is even born or concieved.
Fitness™ is your information
source on pre & postnatal fitness and nutrition. We aim
to keep you up to date on the latest and most newborn research
and information on maternal fitness.
Birgitta is a certified expert in pre and postnatal fitness and nutritional services.
Born and raised in Stockholm Sweden, she started as an athlete in swimming, dance and bodybuilding, winning State & National titles in Australia. Birgitta has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry (classes, corporate programming, gym design, health cub management, public speaking, personal training), and works with a high end & celebrity clientele of expectant mothers in Beverly Hills as well as Internationally with European Royalty. 19 years ago, thanks to a pregnant client, Birgitta saw the need for the untapped and underserved prenatal market. She trained under John F. Kerin M.D. F.A.C.O.G. professor/director of OB/Gyn Cedars Sinai, and UCLA both in Los Angeles CA, with Jeffrey Greenspoon, F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.P., C.D.E. Associate Clinical Professor OB/Gyn, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine UCLA
Realizing the need for serious insightful information for “new-moms-to-be” on how to safely exercise during pregnancy, based on a thorough understanding of the biomechanical and kinesiological changes in a pregnant woman’s body, Birgitta collaborated with top international medical experts and authored the book Expecting Fitness. EF won the coveted iParenting Media Award in 2007. Birgitta also writes, is and has been featured in numerous maternity, baby, fitness, health and celebrity magazines, TV shows, news etc.....
CHARITY / PHILANTROPHY / PUBLIC SERVANT
- The National Coalition of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) in DC: Member, executive board of directors, speaker andcollaboration on fitness curriculum.
- March of Dimes: speaker andcollaboration on fitness programs and curriculum.
- American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG): - collaboration on fitness guidelines.
- Swedish Women’s Educational Assoc/Los Angeles (SWEA): President
In her quest to relieve moms of pregnancy aches and pains, Birgitta invented a new exercise; the Lauren Rotation™ that eliminates hip and low back pain by rebuilding the vertebrae facets and improving strength, flexibility and ROM, recommended by spinal surgeon David Sibley M.D.
With her passion for helping moms have healthier babies, and a penchant for quality and natural products, when Birgitta couldn’t find a natural and great quality prenatal vitamin for her many clients, she collaborated with a nutritionist/biochemist Jem Welsh, to formulate the ultimate in prenatal supplements. Nutrition being the most integral part for a healthier baby, the HEALTHY BABY Complete Prenatal vitamins was conceived by necessesity, with more products in pipe-line to help moms prevent problems and have healthier babies.