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Why Kegels Aren’t the End All Be All

“Kegel” has become a household name since its introduction in women’s health in 1948. Developed by Arnold Kegel, gynecologist, the exercise was originally prescribed for treatment of stress urinary incontinence and is now blasted across the internet and unfortunately in many clinics, as the way to “cure” pelvic floor dysfunction …

Does Blue Light Impact Fertility?

One buzz-word that’s being tossed around quite a bit is blue light.  Blue light is the portion of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelength and the highest energy. It is found in sunlight, LED and fluorescent lighting, and screens (such as phones, computers, tablets, tvs, etc.).  Does exposure …

Letting Go – My Evolution into Motherhood

Before I was a mother, I had a strong sense of self.  I wore my identity with pride and clung to a belief system that had served me thus far in life while I prepared to begin my journey into motherhood. But from the moment of my first positive pregnancy …

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 …

3 Ways to Reduce Blue Light Exposure During Pregnancy

Before we dig into the ways to reduce blue light exposure, let’s back up a bit and get clear on why we want to reduce it in the first place. Blue light is actually everywhere, as the sun is one source of (natural) blue light. In nature, we get exposed …

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 …

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 …

Healing the Root Chakra

The original title of this blog was “Eastern Body, Western Birth: How to Heal the Root Chakra to Relax the Pelvic Floor; Shifting Your Experience From Fear to Safety and Groundedness”.  A bit wordy, but worth investigating.  This blog may come across as ‘new agey’, but in modern society – …

How to Heal Fatigue After Baby

The first 12 weeks after birth are a critical time of healing and bonding, yet so little reverence is paid to this “fourth trimester.”  A mother’s body has done the incredibly challenging work of growing a baby and giving birth, and now she must recover while potentially nourishing her baby …