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3 Ways to Reduce Blue Light Exposure During Pregnancy

Before we dig into the ways to reduce blue light exposure, let’s back up a bit and get clear on why we want to reduce it in the first place. Blue light is actually everywhere, as the sun is one source of (natural) blue light. In nature, we get exposed …

Quick Tips for Combating Nausea and Vomiting

First Trimester Nausea Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: it’s classically called morning sickness, but let’s not sugar coat it – morning sickness is not exclusive to the morning. As someone just coming through her first trimester, this topic feels personal. Fortunately, about 60% of women experience a decrease in symptoms …

Supporting MTHFR with Nutrition During Pregnancy

What is MTHFR? MTHFR and pregnancy is a hot topic lately, especially in those who have struggled with infertility. So what is MTHFR and how does it play a role in pregnancy? MTHFR is a gene in the body helps to provide the body with sufficient methylfolate (also known as …

Second Trimester BIRTHFIT Lifting Modifications

Working out in the Second Trimester – Weightlifting Welcome to the second trimester! By the numbers, this timeframe is widely regarded as weeks 13-27. This can be both an awesome and frustrating time for the pregnant athlete. It’s awesome because her cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations will have taken place resulting …

How a Self-Care Mind Map Can Change Your Routine

Self-Care: Beyond a Mani/Pedi Self-care seems to be a bit of a buzzword these days – especially out there in the Mom world.  In every BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series I lead, we have a class devoted to talking about self-care with the idea that you must take care of yourself in …

Foot Pain in Pregnancy? Try these tips!

Why Do My Feet Hurt?! The human foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. All of the bones in the foot comprise about 25% of the bones in your entire body! And everyday, all of these bones, joints and ligaments are …

Box Squats During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Why We Love the Box Squat I recently started working with a prenatal mama and on day one, as I do with most prenatal clients on day one, we box squatted. This woman has been a member of my gym and taken my Postpartum Series after baby #1 and as …

Top 10 Tips for a Gentle Cesarean

We, at BIRTHFIT, are all about every woman being educated and empowered to make informed, intuitively guided decisions in every part of the motherhood transition – from preconception all the way into parenthood – and birth is an experience that provides many opportunities for choices. This is a great blog …

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 …

Six Pregnancy Superfoods

This post has been modified from one originally published at www.brittanyanderson.net  One of the most beneficial things we can do to prepare our bodies for pregnancy is optimize our nutrition. Through the science of epigenetics, we now know that mom’s diet has the potential to influence gene expression in her …