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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 …

Four Lab Tests Every Mom Needs After Baby Arrives

After baby arrives, everyone is rightfully concerned with testing and monitoring the health of this brand new bundle of life. From nearly their first breath, babies are pricked, tapped, and tested for everything under the sun. Unfortunately, the standard postpartum testing for mom still leaves something to be desired. As …

Supporting MTHFR with Nutrition During Pregnancy

What is MTHFR? MTHFR and pregnancy is a hot topic lately, especially in those who have struggled with infertility. So what is MTHFR and how does it play a role in pregnancy? MTHFR is a gene in the body helps to provide the body with sufficient methylfolate (also known as …

Body Knowledge is Power: Take Six Months to Prep for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy It’s unreal how much planning goes into one little human. Amidst the questions, there’s one thing moms put on the back burner until after babies are born, but it often starts before babies are even conceived: self care. It’s a hot little buzzword right now, but we’re …

7 Key Benefits of Collagen for Mamas

Collagen for Pregnancy and Postpartum You may have read or heard  BIRTHIFT say that we love bone broth and collagen peptides for pregnancy and postpartum. I would like to dive deeper in on why these foods are so beneficial for the body during the Motherhood Transition. What is collagen and …

Second Trimester BIRTHFIT Lifting Modifications

Working out in the Second Trimester – Weightlifting Welcome to the second trimester! By the numbers, this timeframe is widely regarded as weeks 13-27. This can be both an awesome and frustrating time for the pregnant athlete. It’s awesome because her cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations will have taken place resulting …

How a Self-Care Mind Map Can Change Your Routine

Self-Care: Beyond a Mani/Pedi Self-care seems to be a bit of a buzzword these days – especially out there in the Mom world.  In every BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series I lead, we have a class devoted to talking about self-care with the idea that you must take care of yourself in …

Meal Prep for Real Moms

Finding the Time and Energy to Meal Prep I’m not going to lie here, I used to hear ‘meal prep’ and immediately think it meant putting the exact same chicken and broccoli meal into seven Tupperware containers and eating the same thing every day. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. …

Chiropractic Care: Supporting the Breastfeeding Relationship

Chiropractic Care and Breastfeeding As a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal and pediatric care, I often have women bring babies into my office because they heard chiropractic can improve their breastfeeding relationship. And that is true! Regardless of how your baby enters the world, the birth process places a great …

You’re Cleared for Exercise Postpartum

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Who wasn’t anxiously waiting to hear those four little words, “You’re cleared for exercise” after having a baby? I don’t know about you but after four to six weeks of not moving regularly, I was itching to …