HOLISTIC MATERNAL/INFANT HEALTH COACH - fitness/nutrition expert, aromatherapist, speaker & author.
SUCCESSFUL FITNESS / NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL.
Birgitta is a certified expert in various fitness fields including pre/postnatal fitness and nutrition.
Born in Stockholm Sweden, she started off early as an athlete a dozen sports, excelling in swimming, dance and bodybuilding; winning State & National titles in Australia. Birgitta has 36 years of experience in the fitness industry (classes, corporate programming, gym design, health cub management, public speaking, personal training, workshops and certification courses), and works with a high end and celebrity clientele of expectant mothers in Beverly Hills as well as European and Kuwaiti Royalty. 24 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, briefly 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. Her athletic experience and maternal/infant work has created a voracious appetite for epigenetics and how to naturally improve health outcome. She teaches seminars on nutrition, epigenetics and its application for health, fertility and anti-aging.
Realizing in the 90’s, the need for serious insightful information for “new-moms-to-be” on how to safely exercise during pregnancy, and based on a thorough understanding of the biomechanical and kinesio-logical 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 and is used by CAPPA, (world’s largest Childbirth education school) and the Maternal Institute, as course
material and required reading. Birgitta also writes, is and has been featured in numerous maternity, baby,
fitness, health and celebrity magazines, TV shows, news, online etc. She also publishes her own bi-
monthly newsletter Expecting News.
The National Coalition of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) in DC: Member, executive board of directors, speaker and collaboration on various health curriculums and the Text4Baby program. 2000 - 2013 March of Dimes: speaker and collaboration on fitness and volunteer programs and curriculum.
Amer. College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG): - collaboration on maternal fitness guidelines.
Swedish Women’s Educational Assoc/Los Angeles (SWEA): President 2010 – 2014 coordinating 2-4 monthly events and a large public Christmas fair, collaborated internationally in the Swedish community coordinating events with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Church, scholarships, connecting and helping Swedes abroad.
National Health Federation (http://www.thenhf.com) official delegate to FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius.
INVENTIONS for MOMS
In her quest to relieve moms of aches and pains, Birgitta invented a new exercise; the Lauren
Rotation® that eliminates hip/low back pain by rebuilding the vertebrae facets, improving strength,
flexibility and ROM, recommended by spinal surgeon David Sibley M.D.
With a penchant for helping moms have healthier babies quality and natural products, when she couldn’t
find natural, great quality prenatal vitamin for her 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 were born, with more products in the
pipe-line to help moms prevent problems and have healthier babies.
Always searching for the most natural way to help manage health, Birgitta started researching the worlds original and ancient natural medicine; essential oils, and found that organic, certified pure therapeutic grade oils are the fastest and most efficient path to instant health, prevention and help for most ailments.