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How to Select the Best Baby Carrier for You and Your Family

You’ve done your research and you know that you are going to wear your baby once she comes earthside. (Click HERE to remind yourself why babywearing is so beneficial for you both!) Now you’re down to the sticky task of picking one out. Which baby carrier is best? A few …

I just had a baby. (Slowing Down Time Postpartum)

I’m not Einstein, but I can tell you that time is relative.  When first introduced to the theory of relativity, it seems a bit complex and nuanced, but it actually is applicable to everyday life, especially for the postpartum time period. Ask almost any parent with children over age 10 …

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, …

What is the Apgar Test?

The Apgar test is an assessment that is performed on a newborn baby after delivery.  This test is done to know how well a baby tolerated the birthing process. It is a system of analyzing the health of a newborn and was created by Dr. Virginia Apgar, MD in 1952. …

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment (As originally published on Your One Birth 01/02/17) Imagine you go to a spa for relaxation and all the lights are on, the music is booming, people are talking loudly, the air is a bit chilly, and you’re not given privacy while …

Top 20 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician is a daunting task for parents-to-be. This person is going to take care of your baby and be your go-to resource in times of crisis. Just like you do with any provider, we recommend plenty of research into your choice and interviewing your doc. In addition to …

BIRTHFIT Testimonial: Oklahoma City Postpartum Series

I Am Ready

Birth is an athletic event mamas need to train for.  Just like an olympian trains four years or a marathon runner puts in hours of preparation. Training for birth should be a priority.  The most ideal method? … Utilizing the four pillars (Fitness, Nutrition, Chiropractic, and Mindset). Having experienced two …

32 Questions to Ask Yourself & Your Care Provider

Questions to Ask Yourself:    What is my birth philosophy? What is my partner’s?   Who is on my team? Who are my allies?   What is my role in achieving a healthy pregnancy and birth?   With each test, is this necessary? Which tests are necessary? What are the …

Morgan’s Oh-So-Relatable Testimonial

My BIRTHFIT experience: After years of running and then coaching cross country I would consider myself an athlete, and I was pretty confident I would breeze threw this whole pregnancy, recovery, momma thing. But shortly into my pregnancy I had some health issues that put me in a position where I …