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Obstacles to Exercising While Breastfeeding*

*Although it is possible to breastfeed while exercising (baby-weighted lunges are killer!), this post is in reference to exercising in general while being a lactating mama.   As a birth-world-movement that includes “Fitness” as one of our Four Pillars, we often meet women who believe they cannot, or worse, should …

The 8 Changes I Made Between My First and Second Births

What does Queen in Training Mean to Me? I have two precious little girls. I have had two incredibly different birth experiences. Before my 3 year old was born, I had never heard of BIRTHFIT and didn’t know what it meant to be a Queen in Training. I learned so …

10 Tips for Eating Mindfully as a New Mom

Mindful Eating We all have a relationship with food. These relationships are as complex and unique as each one of us. We eat to nourish, to connect, to soothe, to heal, to celebrate, and a hundred other varied reasons. The relationship changes over time. The relationship you had with food …

Grieving the Loss of the Pre-Baby Body

“I love this baby and I love being a mom but I just want to look and feel as good as I did before.” Whether a woman says this aloud or keeps this belief quietly to herself, this sentiment is both common and expected during the Motherhood Transition. This shared …

Healing from a Traumatic C-Section (Mentally and Physically)

Some women choose a cesarean birth and it is an empowered and educated decision; we fully support those women.  But some women don’t plan to birth surgically at all, and end up with a birth story that is drastically different from the plan they had in place.  This blog is …

Healing from a Traumatic Vaginal Birth

If there is one thing that you can count on during birth, it is that birth is an unpredictable process. Birth can leave deep emotional wounds, some of which we may want to erase. Unfortunately, as conscious humans, we cannot just erase these unfavorable memories and we must process these …

I tore down there during birth; how do I heal?

You have just completed a major life event, giving BIRTH! You imagined you would be thrilled, ecstatic, and at peace enjoying the new life you brought earthside, yet somehow you find yourself IN TEARS, suffering, and still in PAIN! I tore WHERE during birth? You had an idea of how …

Postpartum Hemorrhage and Nutrition Recommendations

Blood Loss Postpartum During perinatal education courses, you learn about possible, but often rare complications that can occur during labor and delivery. One such complication is a condition known as postpartum hemorrhage which can occur in both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Postpartum hemorrhage was the 4th leading cause of pregnancy-related …

Quick Tips for Combating Nausea and Vomiting

First Trimester Nausea Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: it’s classically called morning sickness, but let’s not sugar coat it – morning sickness is not exclusive to the morning. As someone just coming through her first trimester, this topic feels personal. Fortunately, about 60% of women experience a decrease in symptoms …

How to restore fertility while breastfeeding (and maintain breastfeeding)

Imagine a world in which women can sit down and share their wisdom about pregnancy, fertility, breastfeeding, and child spacing.  Imagine how much support and love and information would be passed from to each of us to our friends and future daughters. While many of us did not get the …