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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

Deep Core Stability Improves Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

A recent STUDY revealed that deep core stability exercises (like the BIRTHFIT Basics) have a significant influence on improving the functionality of diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). Write this down and tell someone you love: DEEP CORE STABILITY exercises such as the BIRTHFIT Basics are very important in approximating diastasis rectus …

Excessive sugar consumption

Excessive Sugar Consumption

Excessive sugar consumption is the root cause of many physiological breakdowns and obstacles in each of our bodies. However, we each present with a variety of signs and symptoms. For example, it might show up with skin issues and inflammation, you may present with PMS and period irregularities, and someone …

BIRTHFIT Coach

BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar

Are you a coach? Do you train women? Do you support women throughout the Motherhood Transition? Become a Prenatal and Postpartum BIRTHFIT Coach.  The first step is to complete the BIRTHFIT Education, which is online, and can be done all at your own pace. Next, you would submit your paperwork …

diaphragm breathing

Movement and Mindset: Diaphragm Breathing & Stability Breath

  We get questions all the time about breath. Keeping it simple, we teach two basic breaths—diaphragm breathing and stability breath. Yes, there are hundreds of ways to get creative with your breath and to practice breath work, but you NEED these two breaths at your foundation of breath work …

Lying in

Lying In (Postpartum Healing Timeline)

  We need a paradigm shift. We need to bring a respect and honor back to the motherhood transition. We need a lying in period here in America and other Western Cultures. We need a specific down time in which the only priority is to bond with baby and reconnect …

postpartum recovery timeline

Postpartum Recovery Timeline

  People have expectations and assumptions about the postpartum recovery timeline. People want to know details. They don’t want to be left guessing. However, birth is unknown. The journey of birth is unknown and the other side is unknown, and influenced by the birth experience. There are a variety of …

Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability is used to assess your body’s ability to adapt via your nervous system. Your nervous system communicates to you when you’re safe or unsafe. Ideally,  80% of the time we will live in the state of safety and only spend about 20% of our time in that …

Structural Racism

Current Events: Structural Racism and Maternal Morbidity

Once a month we discuss current events in maternal health care. In this installment, we look at a study conducted to quantify the rates of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) based on the intersection of race/ethnicity and insurance status to see how they may impact structural racism. Keep reading for more …

Pelvic Mobility

Pelvic Mobility on Birth Ball

  Pelvic Mobility Pelvic mobility is critical for comfort and for supporting your body’s ability to adapt throughout pregnancy and the immediate postpartum. Pelvic mobility is also vitally important for labor and delivery. Labor is a dance between mom and baby. Ideally, baby is head down and sort of corkscrewing …

VBAC rates

Current Events: VBAC Rates in the U.S.

Once a month we discuss current events in maternal health care. In this installment, we look at a study conducted to better understand the current rates of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) in the United States. Keep reading for more details!    Demographic, Socioeconomic, Health Systems, and Geographic Factors Associated …