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Do I Really Need a Doula if My Partner is Supportive?

The Differences Between a Doula and a Birth Partner Doulas are becoming more widely recognized but there are often many questions about the doula’s role on a birth team. One question that comes up frequently is: How is a doula any different than my birth partner (dad, partner, sister, mom, …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 3 – Preventing & Treating a DRA

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Now that we know what diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is and the causes of DRA, it’s important to understand how DRA affects us and what we need to know before returning to the gym, studio, or running. …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 101 Featuring Nicole Schneider, Founder and CEO of Global NLP Training

    [0:00:00]   Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment. They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that have ingredient labels you can …

Setting yourself up for an Empowered VBAC with Chiropractic Care

If you experienced the joy of having your first child, you probably know that birth can be amazing yet unpredictable. If you delivered your first baby (or babies) via Cesarean, and plan to birth vaginally in the future, now is a great time to connect with a chiropractor! Some care …

Science of Breath Part 1: Intro to Polyvagal Theory

Breath is a simple and wondrous thing. We often take it for granted because it doesn’t require our conscious awareness. When we consider its life-sustaining function and how long we can survive without it; the gravity of its importance is clear. One can survive without food for about three weeks, …

You Are Not a Lemon! Thanks, Ina May.

I recently finished the book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. The book as a whole is a must read for anyone considering pregnancy or already pregnant. It is filled with countless positive birth stories and great information regarding birth in general. However the part that I just can’t get out …

I Am Ready

Birth is an athletic event mamas need to train for.  Just like an olympian trains four years or a marathon runner puts in hours of preparation. Training for birth should be a priority.  The most ideal method? … Utilizing the four pillars (Fitness, Nutrition, Chiropractic, and Mindset). Having experienced two …

A Feminine Touch

Last night I attended an intro workshop at Sheila Kelly’ S Factor in Los Angeles, CA.  Many women attended for reasons much greater than losing weight. These women desired to connect with their feminine side, and to bring sexy back into their lives. For each of them it was unique. …

Empowerment through the Eye Roll

Despite its title, this post is not about negativity. It’s about your power, your intuition, your innate abilities.   I am currently in my third trimester of my first pregnancy, and I’ve learned more in the past 7 months than I ever thought possible – about my body, my mind, …

Fear: A Four-Letter Word

Fear: A Four-Letter Word Let me preface this blog post by saying that my pregnancy was no walk in the park. I went through countless tests that indicated genetic abnormalities, amniocentesis, elevated blood pressure, scheduled induction, artificially ruptured membranes, Pitocin, epidural and ultimately failure to progress after 18 hours of …