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I Have PCOS Now What

I have PCOS – Now What?

Getting the diagnosis of any syndrome seems like a huge weight to bear, especially something that may affect your fertility and disrupt your life plans. However, with a few lifestyle tweaks, you can create a healthy environment where you can thrive, not your PCOS. We’ll explore what PCOS is and …

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 Moxibustion? How Is It Beneficial With Malpresentation of My Baby?

Moxibustion is a technique using an herb (Mugwart) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a form of heat therapy that consists of burning herbs on or above specific points in the body to warm regions and meridian points (the body’s energy ‘highway’) with the intention of stimulating circulation and …

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 …

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 …

How to Fight the Cold and Flu While Pregnant

How to Fight the Cold and Flu While Pregnant

Congestion, colds, and flus are extra frustrating when you’re pregnant. Your body is already working so hard! I personally went from hardly ever being sick pre-baby, to having the flu three times and multiple colds while pregnant. You have all this extra fluid and congestion in your body, but might …

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 …