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Do I Really Need a Doula if My Partner is Supportive?

The Differences Between a Doula and a Birth Partner Doulas are becoming more widely recognized but there are often many questions about the doula’s role on a birth team. One question that comes up frequently is: How is a doula any different than my birth partner (dad, partner, sister, mom, …

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 …

What is the Apgar Test?

The Apgar test is an assessment that is performed on a newborn baby after delivery.  This test is done to know how well a baby tolerated the birthing process. It is a system of analyzing the health of a newborn and was created by Dr. Virginia Apgar, MD in 1952. …

Setting yourself up for an Empowered VBAC with Chiropractic Care

If you experienced the joy of having your first child, you probably know that birth can be amazing yet unpredictable. If you delivered your first baby (or babies) via Cesarean, and plan to birth vaginally in the future, now is a great time to connect with a chiropractor! Some care …

Three Mood-Boosting Supplements Most Mamas Need

It is clear that the food we eat and the supplements we take can have a profound impact on our health and wellness, and yet, it is not uncommon for women to be offered antidepressant or anti-anxiolytic medications as first line treatment for mood disorders. Although some do find medication …

Finding a Prenatal Chiropractor to Support You

In just nine months, a woman carries and provides for the creation of new life. The most complex system on the planet is formed without any help from the outside world. Constantly changing from the moment of conception, a woman’s body can be supported by gentle chiropractic adjustments to better …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Featuring Henci Goer

  [0:00:00]   Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment.   They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that have ingredient labels you can …

Natural Induction Method: Acupuncture

  While babies arrive when they are ready (and first time moms on average birth at 41 weeks and 1 day), giving them a little nudge is worth a shot, especially if your goal is to avoid a hospital induction, you are getting pressure from your care provider, or you …

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment (As originally published on Your One Birth 01/02/17) Imagine you go to a spa for relaxation and all the lights are on, the music is booming, people are talking loudly, the air is a bit chilly, and you’re not given privacy while …

Postpartum: The Gift of Rebuilding

  I was an in-season, Division 1 pole vaulter when I found out I was pregnant.  People told me my Olympic dreams were over.  They said your body will never be the same after birth. You blew your chance. As a young, misinformed mother, I rushed through that first postpartum …