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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 …

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, …

Letting Go – My Evolution into Motherhood

Before I was a mother, I had a strong sense of self.  I wore my identity with pride and clung to a belief system that had served me thus far in life while I prepared to begin my journey into motherhood. But from the moment of my first positive pregnancy …

Grieving the Loss of the Pre-Baby Body

“I love this baby and I love being a mom but I just want to look and feel as good as I did before.” Whether a woman says this aloud or keeps this belief quietly to herself, this sentiment is both common and expected during the Motherhood Transition. This shared …

I tore down there during birth; how do I heal?

You have just completed a major life event, giving BIRTH! You imagined you would be thrilled, ecstatic, and at peace enjoying the new life you brought earthside, yet somehow you find yourself IN TEARS, suffering, and still in PAIN! I tore WHERE during birth? You had an idea of how …

Healing the Root Chakra

The original title of this blog was “Eastern Body, Western Birth: How to Heal the Root Chakra to Relax the Pelvic Floor; Shifting Your Experience From Fear to Safety and Groundedness”.  A bit wordy, but worth investigating.  This blog may come across as ‘new agey’, but in modern society – …

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 …

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 …