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Who is your #1

Who Is Your #1?

The motherhood transition is a magical time for women and their partners. This transition takes place from the time of conception to when baby has been 12 months earth side. During preconception and pregnancy many women strive for wellness, reading every blog and listening to every podcast to learn all there …

10 Things to Do While Breastfeeding (That Don’t Involve Your Phone)

10 Things to Do While Breastfeeding (That Don’t Involve Your Phone)

Are you a multi-tasker who wants to enjoy your breastfeeding journey while embracing BIRTHFIT’s mindset pillar? Read on for 10 things to do while breastfeeding that don’t involve your phone! We see you: trying to do it all and manage yourself, your family, and so much more all while sacrificing …

Preparing Your Older Child for Birth

Top Five Tips on Preparing Your Older Child for Birth

When I was pregnant for the second time and not wanting the same experience as the first, I began searching for more information and alternative options regarding birth. We brought midwife, Terri Payne, CNM, on as our doula and she asked where I would like to birth and if our …

Breastfeeding Tips

Tips to Thrive: Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum Days

Within BIRTHFIT, we often talk about the first two weeks being a period of co-regulation in the Motherhood Transition. The first two weeks can be huge transitional period physically and emotionally, especially with learning to breastfeed. As natural and primitive breastfeeding is, sometimes it doesn’t come easy. Here are some …

Relationships with a New Baby

Navigating Important Relationships with a New Baby

When a child is born, so is a mother. Getting to know yourself as a mother can be challenging, and on top of that add in the complexity of how this transition impacts your other relationships with a new baby. Let’s examine some of the ways that your relationships may …

Homemade Infant Formula Recipes

Homemade Infant Formula Recipes

The formula industry is extensive and parents often struggle to find an infant formula that closely matches the macro content of human milk. Breast milk is mostly composed of fats and proteins while formula is very high in carbohydrates. Additionally, quality of ingredients can be a definite struggle, as can …

Pros and Cons in Choosing a Birthing Location

Where to Birth?

Pros and Cons in Choosing a Birthing Location: Hospital, Birth Center (hospital or free standing), Home Birth, or Unassisted   Congratulations! You’re pregnant, have a million things on your checklist, and you’re whittling away at them while you can. But should birthing location be a question of consideration? When our …

Must Reads for Birth Partners

Must Reads for Birth Partners

Is your birth partner wishing they could learn more to support you during your motherhood transition? Check out this list of “must reads!”   The Birth Partner – This birth classic written by Penny Simkin talks about preparation for labor, when to know labor has started, epidurals and other medications …

Blue Light Might Be Keeping You and Baby Awake

Help Baby Sleep: How Blue Light Might Be Keeping You and Baby Awake

Perhaps you have heard that late night TV and web-browsing are bad for sleep, but when you’re already up feeding baby, what’s the harm in catching up on Instagram or watching the last episode of your favorite show?     Becoming a parent means, among so many other things, developing …

GBS Positive

I Tested GBS Positive, Now What?

Pregnant women are tested for Group B Streptococcus (Group B Strep, GBS) during the last trimester of pregnancy – typically around 35-37 weeks gestation. Most providers solely recommend IV antibiotics during labor, but some women express concerns regarding side effects of this treatment, including being tied to an IV during …