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Four Lab Tests Every Mom Needs After Baby Arrives

After baby arrives, everyone is rightfully concerned with testing and monitoring the health of this brand new bundle of life. From nearly their first breath, babies are pricked, tapped, and tested for everything under the sun. Unfortunately, the standard postpartum testing for mom still leaves something to be desired. 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 …

Chiropractic Care: Supporting the Breastfeeding Relationship

Chiropractic Care and Breastfeeding As a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal and pediatric care, I often have women bring babies into my office because they heard chiropractic can improve their breastfeeding relationship. And that is true! Regardless of how your baby enters the world, the birth process places a great …

You’re Cleared for Exercise Postpartum

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Who wasn’t anxiously waiting to hear those four little words, “You’re cleared for exercise” after having a baby? I don’t know about you but after four to six weeks of not moving regularly, I was itching to …

The Simplest Way to Bring More Love In

The Art of Receiving “OMG, Your butt looks so good!” “Ohhh, shut up! I’ve been on a total binge lately!”   “Wow! I love your hair!” “Nah, thanks. I mean, I need to get it cut and I didn’t even have time to style it today.”   “Girl, you’re rocking …

What Your Cravings Are Really Telling You

Food as Symbolic Substitutes Our issues around food often have nothing to do with food. The “issue” is usually the body’s most efficient solution to the actual problem. This concept is rooted in the body’s amazing ability to maintain homeostasis: a state of dynamic normal where health occurs. When we …

A Simple Exercise to Take You Toward Your Highest Self

BIRTHFIT’s definition of MINDSET: To create space between a stimulus and response, to practice a growth perspective, and to create action around values in order to make decisions from a place of love rather than fear. This is a fully loaded definition that can be broken down into many learnings, …

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 …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 3 – Preventing & Treating a DRA

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 and the causes of DRA, it’s important to understand how DRA affects us and what we need to know before returning to the gym, studio, or running. …