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Do I Really Need a Doula if My Partner is Supportive?

The Differences Between a Doula and a Birth Partner Doulas are becoming more widely recognized but there are often many questions about the doula’s role on a birth team. One question that comes up frequently is: How is a doula any different than my birth partner (dad, partner, sister, mom, …

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 …

Sleep Posture for Pregnancy

This blog was adapted from its original post on Unitedbarbell.com by the author. If you train with BIRTHFIT, you may hear us say posture is vital. Our posture influences how we move, think, and recover. Good posture is not a given – you have to actively work to improve it. …

BIRTH(FIT)

“…So is BIRTHFIT just fitness for pregnant women?” A question I get asked frequently when the topic of BIRTHFIT comes up. This is an opportunity for me to explain that BIRTHFIT is much (MUCH) more than fitness. One of the definitions for FIT is, “Prepared or ready.” As a Regional …

What is the Glucola Test and are there any alternatives?

The glucola test, or oral glucose challenge screen/test, is a prenatal test typically given around 24-28 weeks of pregnancy.   The purpose of this test is to provide a preliminary screen for gestational diabetes. Women who test positive to this will be asked to take the oral glucose tolerance test. Oral …

Setting yourself up for an Empowered VBAC with Chiropractic Care

If you experienced the joy of having your first child, you probably know that birth can be amazing yet unpredictable. If you delivered your first baby (or babies) via Cesarean, and plan to birth vaginally in the future, now is a great time to connect with a chiropractor! Some care …

Finding the right chiropractor for YOU!

Just like with an Ob/Gyn or midwife, dentist, GP, or child’s pediatrician, a person should be interviewing chiropractors to find the right one for them. We should feel comfortable with any of our doctors and feel that they are a good fit in our lives. I find this to be …

Three Mood-Boosting Supplements Most Mamas Need

It is clear that the food we eat and the supplements we take can have a profound impact on our health and wellness, and yet, it is not uncommon for women to be offered antidepressant or anti-anxiolytic medications as first line treatment for mood disorders. Although some do find medication …

Sensuality Through Senses

Sensuality is often closely associated with sexual pleasure. While it is that, it is also much more. Let’s discuss a few ways you can enhance sensuality and play in your life through heightening ALL of your senses and begin to break down the barriers of sexual pleasure being taboo. Sensuality …

Finding a Prenatal Chiropractor to Support You

In just nine months, a woman carries and provides for the creation of new life. The most complex system on the planet is formed without any help from the outside world. Constantly changing from the moment of conception, a woman’s body can be supported by gentle chiropractic adjustments to better …