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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 …

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 …

Postpartum Lifting Modifications for Diastasis Recti

Lifting Weights Postpartum If you read the three-part blog series about diastasis recti by Dr. Lauren Keller, you probably have a pretty good understanding of what Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (or DRA) is, common causes, and ways to prevent and treat it. We learned that it is a common thing to …

Mindful Training  for the Third Trimester

Working Out in the Third Trimester Here we go, into the third trimester, you’re almost there! Soon you will get to meet your sweet baby you’ve been growing for the past 26 weeks.  As you and your baby continue to grow, maintaining functional movement is very important and valuable to …

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 …

Box Squats During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Why We Love the Box Squat I recently started working with a prenatal mama and on day one, as I do with most prenatal clients on day one, we box squatted. This woman has been a member of my gym and taken my Postpartum Series after baby #1 and as …

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 …

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. …