I'm a chocolate-loving nutritionist, pre & postnatal coach, doula and let's face it- total birth nerd 🤓. I'm here to help you cut through mommy-marketing and pinterest perfection to confidently cultivate a pregnancy and postpartum experience you totally love.
Is the utter exhaustion of postpartum parenting normal or just common? With more than 40% of the autoimmune symptoms reported in the first year of parenting, postpartum autoimmunity is a real issue (that is often overlooked!) In this Beyond Birth Podcast interview with Brandy Cummings, we discuss the root causes of postpartum autoimmunity, things you can do now to support your overall health, and how to advocate for the support needed and deserved postpartum.
In this episode:
What exactly is postpartum autoimmunity
Why autoimmunity is so common and the root causes
What folks can do to support their preconception health and reduce the likelihood of developing autoimmunity
How nutrition plays a vital role in autoimmune function
What foundational nutrition look like.
The importance of developing postpartum support plan
Brandy Cummings is a certified Nutrition Consultant trained in Functional Medicine. She has her masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. Additionally, she is an AIP (autoimmune protocol) Certified Coach, and Feed Your Fertile Body! and Feed Your Pregnant Body! instructor, mama and owner of Thriving Vitality.
Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … Beyond Birth.
Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, and mama). Our hope is to inspire, educate, and empower women as they navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood with evidence based guidance, informative interviews, and entertaining anecdotes from our perspectives as moms, entrepreneurs, and birth professionals.