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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. …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 2 – The Causes

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, we can look at the causes of DRA. It’s important to note that there is not one cause of DRA, so there is not one solution to …

Sleep Posture for Pregnancy

This blog was adapted from its original post on Unitedbarbell.com by the author. If you train with BIRTHFIT, you may hear us say posture is vital. Our posture influences how we move, think, and recover. Good posture is not a given – you have to actively work to improve it. …

BIRTH(FIT)

“…So is BIRTHFIT just fitness for pregnant women?” A question I get asked frequently when the topic of BIRTHFIT comes up. This is an opportunity for me to explain that BIRTHFIT is much (MUCH) more than fitness. One of the definitions for FIT is, “Prepared or ready.” As a Regional …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 2)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Be sure to check out Part 1 of this blog series first! What is a neutral spine? A neutral spine is when the position of the diaphragm is aligned with the pelvic floor. The spine and pelvis …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 1)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Whether you are sitting in a chair all day feeding your little one, lifting weights, or pregnant, the position of your spine matters. In fact, in all three instances we want the same thing: a neutral spine. …

Cardio Gains

Heart Rate and other Cardiovascular Changes During Pregnancy The pregnant woman’s body undergoes massive physiological changes during pregnancy and one of the most fascinating systems to talk about is the cardiovascular system.  By about 16 weeks, resting cardiac output (the amount of blood your heart can pump) increases from about …

From Postpartum Series Participant to Regional Director

During my pregnancy, I knew in my heart that continuing to hit the gym was not only good for me physically, but mentally and emotionally, too. For me – fitness, specifically lifting weights – is as much a mental test as it is a physical one, and I felt it …

BIRTHFIT NC’s New Location!

  BIRTHFIT NC has a new home!  But really, it just finally has a home.  I’ve been running all of the BIRTHFIT courses out of my chiropractic office since the first Postpartum Series in 2014.  And while they still occupy the same address, I now have a large area where …

Movement Equals Freedom

  Most of us can admit we have met someone, or even been a person, that couldn’t engage in an activity due to a  ____fill in the blank___ (A sore low back, a bummed knee or a weak shoulder). Unfortunately, there are so many people who cannot enjoy the activities …