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How to Select the Best Baby Carrier for You and Your Family

You’ve done your research and you know that you are going to wear your baby once she comes earthside. (Click HERE to remind yourself why babywearing is so beneficial for you both!) Now you’re down to the sticky task of picking one out. Which baby carrier is best? A few …

I just had a baby. (Slowing Down Time Postpartum)

I’m not Einstein, but I can tell you that time is relative.  When first introduced to the theory of relativity, it seems a bit complex and nuanced, but it actually is applicable to everyday life, especially for the postpartum time period. Ask almost any parent with children over age 10 …

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, …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 2 – The Causes

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, we can look at the causes of DRA. It’s important to note that there is not one cause of DRA, so there is not one solution to …

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 …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 2)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Be sure to check out Part 1 of this blog series first! What is a neutral spine? A neutral spine is when the position of the diaphragm is aligned with the pelvic floor. The spine and pelvis …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 1)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Whether you are sitting in a chair all day feeding your little one, lifting weights, or pregnant, the position of your spine matters. In fact, in all three instances we want the same thing: a neutral spine. …

Your Sacred Cycle

Since when did our menstrual cycle become something to dread? Oh I know, since the day mine came! I remember being 14 years old and impressionable. The negative connotation to getting your period was lingering before the main event ever even came along. It was almost cool to think of …

Science of Breath Part 3: Sound

If you’ve followed Part 1 and Part 2 of the Science of Breath series, you are probably beginning to understand that our breath is a complex yet amazing tool for our state of being and overall survival. In Part 1, Mel explains The Polyvagal Theory and that our Autonomic Nervous …

Science of Breath Part 2: Breath and Movement

Have you ever considered that your first earthside movement is your breath? Let’s dive deeper into the science of breath and look at the diaphragm, the cornerstone of our tools of breath, sound, and movement. Just like any other muscle, the diaphragm can be trained. In part 1 of this …