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I Have PCOS Now What

I have PCOS – Now What?

Getting the diagnosis of any syndrome seems like a huge weight to bear, especially something that may affect your fertility and disrupt your life plans. However, with a few lifestyle tweaks, you can create a healthy environment where you can thrive, not your PCOS. We’ll explore what PCOS is and …

The Pill and the Female Athlete

The Pill and the Female Athlete

At one point, the Pill was regarded as a major breakthrough for female athletes; being “in control” of their cycle and avoiding pregnancy was not only empowering for women athletes, but it allowed them to be more involved in sports and other athletic endeavors. In fact, many women athletes that …

Let Go of Control

Leaning Into my Queen Through the Discomfort

  Prior to taking my Reiki 1 and 2 placements in December, I asked trusted friends and family for their honest feedback on my biggest weaknesses and opportunities for growth. The feedback was consistent: let go of control, trust those around me, trust the process, and trust the journey.  I …

5 Creative Ways to Do Tummy Time

5 Creative Ways to Do Tummy Time

If you’ve spent any time around new parents, you’ve probably heard them comparing “Tummy Time” experiences.  But if you ask your own parents about how they did tummy time with you, they inevitably have no idea what you are talking about.  Why? Tummy time is a recent term. In the …

Postpartum Hair Loss BIRTHFIT

Postpartum Hair Loss: Another Totally Normal Thing that Nobody Told You About

Toward the end of my first pregnancy, I felt like a complete goddess. My hair was long, full, voluminous, and even enviable. Flash forward to 12 weeks postpartum and the inside of my shower looked like Cousin It just washed up.  One of the many things that nobody tells you …

What is Moxibustion? How Is It Beneficial With Malpresentation of My Baby?

Moxibustion is a technique using an herb (Mugwart) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a form of heat therapy that consists of burning herbs on or above specific points in the body to warm regions and meridian points (the body’s energy ‘highway’) with the intention of stimulating circulation and …

What is IAP?

What is IAP?

Key Differences between IAP regulation, Valsalva, and Bearing Down One thing active pregnant mamas constantly hear is to be careful not to increase intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) because it will cause a diastasis or pelvic floor disorders. This is most common in the mamas who lift and exercise during pregnancy. While …

My Baby Wants to Snuggle and Hates Being Put Down

HELP! My Baby Wants to Snuggle and Hates Being Put Down

Originally posted on drlaurenkeller.com   While pregnant, you probably read every article on the internet on all the gadgets and goodies you need once the baby arrives to make sure you have a baby registry that set you up for success. The best crib, bassinet, or co-sleeper? Check. The best …

Female Masturbation

Female Masturbation

Do you masturbate? If not, what does saying that word feel like to you in your body? What kind of thoughts come up for you? Does it bring up a memory of any sort? Masturbation, according to the Merriam Dictionary online, literally means to touch or rub your own sexual …

Links We Love

Links We Love: Linking to Evidenced Based Research and Awesome Sites

At BIRTHFIT we believe resources that give up to date, unbiased, and inclusive information are the best. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of favorite sites and resources for your reference.  This list is broken down into each pillar so that you can see how BIRTHFIT can support you in …