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Yoni Steam

Yoni Steam

After my period finishes I wait about a day. Then, I set aside time for a spa day for my vagina through a ritual called yoni steaming. This is absolutely one of my favorite selfcare rituals. Many healers and midwives having been utilizing vaginal steaming for centuries. It is a …

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation: Using Your Own Vital Force

The placenta is the life force for your little one throughout pregnancy. The placenta is an organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb, allowing for the exchange of blood, nutrients, and waste within the mama.  After birth you have the choice to use your own placenta as a health …

Your Coach Got You to the Games BUT THEY ARE MISSING THE POINT

You made it to the CrossFit Games or USA Nationals. Hell, maybe you made it to the Olympics. You’re fit as fuck and/or a professional athlete. The whole world knows. You identify as an athlete. What got you to the Olympic stage? Who was with you along the journey? Were …

#MomCrushMonday Queen In Training: Meet Jess

Jess is one of the strongest women I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. She gave birth to her beautiful daughter Emmeline in February, and on that day, she redefined my meaning of strength.  I have known many strong women, but not like this; not like Jess.  Leading up to …

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 …

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 …

Absolute Nos for Pregnancy and Postpartum in the Gym

It was brought to my attention that our blog doesn’t specifically state absolutely “DO NOT DO THESE MOVEMENTS DURING PREGNANCY or POSTPARTUM.”  If you’re an athlete working with a BIRTHFIT Regional Director or BIRTHFIT Coach, you’re covered. If you’re following BIRTHFIT Prenatal Programming or any of our BIRTHFIT Postpartum Programs, …

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 …

5 Ways to Improve Your Cycle

Did you know that our fertility is considered an important part of our vital signs as a woman? Knowing how to improve your cycle will not only improve your fertility but also your vitality and ability to create life! Your menstrual cycle isn’t just your period: it’s the rhythmic changes …

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 …