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Pregnancy Misconceptions

My Top 5 Pregnancy-Related Misconceptions

When mom and baby are healthy, there should be no reason not to train for birth. In my opinion, and what I founded BIRTHFIT on, is that training includes, but is not limited to, strength, conditioning, flexibility, and balance. These skills can easily translate into other ordinary life tasks. When …

Changes

Changes

Last year I found myself in an uncomfortable situation. A friend and colleague of mine asked, “Why is the leadership within BIRTHFIT mostly white women?”   I was first defensive and in a bit in shock. I had never been in this situation before. Many of my closest friends would …

Top 4 Steps to Improving Baby’s Position

Steps to Improve Baby’s Position Are you concerned about a breech baby presentation? This brings some women into my office late in their pregnancy. They may not have considered chiropractic care during pregnancy before, but they’ve heard that chiropractors are good at turning babies. That’s not exactly true. Chiropractors are …

What if You Posed Between Contractions?

You know this is good. Between contractions, try your power pose. Standing utilizes gravity to help baby descend, and this pose offers loads of juicy, feel good hormones. Stand proud and recall actual experiences in which you were freaking super proud of yourself. You don’t have to say them out loud, …

A Breech Baby Should Not Mean Automatic Cesarean

I have a client right now who is 35 weeks pregnant with baby number two. Mom is healthy, educated, and financially stable. Mom trains smart two to three times a week, practices her HypnoBirthing ® during her lunch hours, and eats real food. Mom had a beautiful un-medicated, vaginal first …

Fourth Trimester

Fourth Trimester

A few weekends ago, I attended an event in which there were no strollers, no car seat carriers. There was only holding of the babies, swaddling the babies, or wearing the babies in the fourth trimester. If the babies were big enough to crawl, scoot, or walk, then the parents …