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BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 127 Featuring Nicole Jardim

The Period Girl Lindsey: [00:00:00] Welcome to the BIRTHFIT podcast. I’m super excited to have you on. And you know I’ve been a fangirl, I guess you could say, of yours for a while. Thanks to Instagram. You’re also known as ‘the period girl’. So yeah let our audience know …

What To Expect From Your First Period Following Pregnancy

What To Expect From Your First Period Following Pregnancy

There are always a lot of questions surrounding fertility while breastfeeding and the return of your menstrual cycle following birth. This is different for every woman and the range of “normal” can be vast. Some women’s menstrual cycles resume shortly after giving birth, while others may not resume cycling until well …

Things to Expect in Early Postpartum

9 Things to Expect in Early Postpartum: Emotionally and Physically

Becoming a new mom is such an exciting time! You’ve just completed such an incredible feat by giving birth, and you got to meet your incredible new bundle of joy. But, are you prepared for the first few weeks of postpartum? Not everyone is ready for what comes next as …

The Pill and the Female Athlete

The Pill and the Female Athlete

At one point, the Pill was regarded as a major breakthrough for female athletes; being “in control” of their cycle and avoiding pregnancy was not only empowering for women athletes, but it allowed them to be more involved in sports and other athletic endeavors. In fact, many women athletes that …

What’s the Deal with Mesh for Prolapse?

Prolapse Mesh Surgery “Do I need surgery?” A question frequently asked in my office or consults with women around the globe. While I cannot answer this question from afar, I can say, in my years of practice I have only needed to refer one woman for surgery. While surgery may …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 2 – The Causes

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Now that we know what Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is, we can look at the causes of DRA. It’s important to note that there is not one cause of DRA, so there is not one solution to …

Support Your Eggs by Improving Their Environment

Fertility rates as a whole are said to be in decline.  Discussion on this usually involves couples choosing to wait longer prior to starting a family, environmental hormone disruptors affecting female fertility and an overall decline in sperm health.  It’s often viewed that men can be fertile for a lifetime …

Are You in the Fitness Phase?

Y’all. I had a realization tonight in the gym about the phase of my fitness life that I’m in. Seriously. Mid-workout tonight, it hit me – I’m in a much more relaxed about my fitness phase. I workout when I feel like it (2-3 times per week), run when I …

My One Fabulous Tip for 2016

A Bit More Fabulous in 2016  At this time last year, I made a conscious effort that I had to incorporate more Me Time throughout the year. My MeTime is absolutely FABULOUS, so when planning my Me Time I really incorporate only those things or experiences that contribute to making me …

The United States Spends a Shit Ton on Pregnancy and Childbirth. And, We Are Still Losing.

  The United States is a developed country that has a significantly high maternal mortality rate with no indications that it will lower in the next 5 years.That is unless someone in the driver seats make a hard left to go down the opposite path that we are on.   …