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End the Mommy Wars

BIRTHFIT ENDS THE MOMMY WARS   Mommy Wars: evil, mean-spirited Cold Wars like everyone’s worst day of junior high. Worse yet, the assault occurs in adulthood.  Still flagrantly worse, the attacks happen when Mom is brand-new postpartum. She experiences 1,000 baby worries per second, is healing in regions unknown to …

A Reflection on Simultaneously Teaching and Participating The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series: A Reflection on Simultaneously Teaching and Participating While I was pregnant with baby #3, I led two BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series.  Each class was amazing.  The women blew me away with their courage, compassion, and progress.  The magic of the Postpartum Series is the way these women …

Relationships Evolve- What’s Holding You Back?

They say if you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. At the BIRTHFIT summit that took place a couple of weeks ago I was definitely in the right room. It was amazing being surrounded by extremely intelligent men and women in their …

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Filling The Gap Part 3

DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS: FILLING THE GAP Part 3   This final post in the three part blog series will help you bring everything together and allow you to move forward with training. With a strong core, you will be able to effectively and efficiently transfer load. Obviously when I mention …

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Filling the Gap Part 2

  As discussed in Part 1 of the DRA blog series, in order to understand how to heal diastasis and properly train the core, we need to understand how our bodies were made to function in the first place. Babies are born with immature motor patterns. You will notice newborns …

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Filling the Gap Part 1

DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS: FILLING THE GAP Part 1 What and Why of Diastasis Recti As I search the Internet and question colleagues, hungry for more information, what I actually learn is that we have a problem. The problem is the large gap; both figuratively and literally speaking. The gap in …

Top 4 Steps to Improving Baby’s Position

Steps to Improve Baby’s Position Are you concerned about a breech baby presentation? This brings some women into my office late in their pregnancy. They may not have considered chiropractic care during pregnancy before, but they’ve heard that chiropractors are good at turning babies. That’s not exactly true. Chiropractors are …

Pregnancy: A Shared Human Experience

The human experience is quite a thing. We yearn to feel and yearn to escape feeling. We live from a place of needing to control but often find the best parts of our life were the uncontrollable surprises. We engage with others as separate and distinct entities but are repeatedly …

The First Trimester an eBook by Dr. Lindsay Mumma, DC

  The Magic of the Four Pillars Sometimes by the time a pregnant woman finds me, she’s exhausted.  Not necessarily physically (although the first trimester can be a real doozy when it comes to fatigue!), but mentally.  She’s tired of trying to sift through the good and the bad, trying …

A Postpartum Cleanse?

  How many of you beautiful mamas felt the urge to dive into a cleanse a few days after baby made their grand debut? First, I’d like to wholeheartedly acknowledge the tantalizing nature of this urge. I’ve been there myself. There is a huge shift from pregnancy to postpartum yet …