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Let Go of Control

Leaning Into my Queen Through the Discomfort

  Prior to taking my Reiki 1 and 2 placements in December, I asked trusted friends and family for their honest feedback on my biggest weaknesses and opportunities for growth. The feedback was consistent: let go of control, trust those around me, trust the process, and trust the journey.  I …

5 Creative Ways to Do Tummy Time

5 Creative Ways to Do Tummy Time

If you’ve spent any time around new parents, you’ve probably heard them comparing “Tummy Time” experiences.  But if you ask your own parents about how they did tummy time with you, they inevitably have no idea what you are talking about.  Why? Tummy time is a recent term. In the …

Postpartum Hair Loss BIRTHFIT

Postpartum Hair Loss: Another Totally Normal Thing that Nobody Told You About

Toward the end of my first pregnancy, I felt like a complete goddess. My hair was long, full, voluminous, and even enviable. Flash forward to 12 weeks postpartum and the inside of my shower looked like Cousin It just washed up.  One of the many things that nobody tells you …

What is IAP?

What is IAP?

Key Differences between IAP regulation, Valsalva, and Bearing Down One thing active pregnant mamas constantly hear is to be careful not to increase intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) because it will cause a diastasis or pelvic floor disorders. This is most common in the mamas who lift and exercise during pregnancy. While …

My Baby Wants to Snuggle and Hates Being Put Down

HELP! My Baby Wants to Snuggle and Hates Being Put Down

Originally posted on drlaurenkeller.com   While pregnant, you probably read every article on the internet on all the gadgets and goodies you need once the baby arrives to make sure you have a baby registry that set you up for success. The best crib, bassinet, or co-sleeper? Check. The best …

Female Masturbation

Female Masturbation

Do you masturbate? If not, what does saying that word feel like to you in your body? What kind of thoughts come up for you? Does it bring up a memory of any sort? Masturbation, according to the Merriam Dictionary online, literally means to touch or rub your own sexual …

Links We Love

Links We Love: Linking to Evidenced Based Research and Awesome Sites

At BIRTHFIT we believe resources that give up to date, unbiased, and inclusive information are the best. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of favorite sites and resources for your reference.  This list is broken down into each pillar so that you can see how BIRTHFIT can support you in …

CBD Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

CBD Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

CBD oil is gaining popularity for its medicinal use for a variety of conditions and symptoms. As parents, we want more information on the safety and efficacy of the use of CBD oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding.   For years, humans have been using THC for its medicinal benefits and …

Mother's Intuition

A Tale of Two Motherhood Transitions: Intuition vs Education

As we traverse the Motherhood Transition, there are two distinct decision-making options that are regularly discussed: mother’s intuition and education. Mother’s intuition is the ability to use internal feelings to make the best decisions, while education is utilizing external resources to gather information about particular decisions. Although these two things …

Carpal Tunnel in Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Pregnancy

Have you ever experienced a numbing, tingling, or throbbing sensation in your thumb or first three fingers of your hand while pregnant or postpartum? Have you had trouble performing fine motor skills such as gripping objects or buttoning a shirt? Does it feel like your hand has fallen asleep or …