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V for Vaginal, Not Victory

If you’ve listened to the podcast or attended a class you know BIRTHFIT recommends everyone write their birth story. Initially, when I was asked about my daughter’s birth I would simply say “she’s healthy and that’s all that matters.” I lied. I hid my birth story. I hid because it …

End the Mommy Wars

BIRTHFIT ENDS THE MOMMY WARS   Mommy Wars: evil, mean-spirited Cold Wars like everyone’s worst day of junior high. Worse yet, the assault occurs in adulthood.  Still flagrantly worse, the attacks happen when Mom is brand-new postpartum. She experiences 1,000 baby worries per second, is healing in regions unknown to …

Too Much Fitness!(?)

  When I hear something more than once, I make a note. When I hear something more than a dozen times, then it’s time to discuss.   “Your pelvic floor was too tight…you are too fit to have a vaginal birth.” “Your baby is breech because you are too fit.” …

BIRTHFIT Kansas City: Dr. Amanda Gets Personal

I joined the BIRTHFIT movement because I had two very different pregnancy/postpartum experiences. With my first child, I was just finishing up my basic science courses for chiropractic school and getting ready to take Part I of National Boards. That meant I had a ton of classes and stress. I didn’t …

BIRTHFIT Q and A: What Surprised You Most About Pregnancy?

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Piriformis Syndrome Vs. Sciatica

Piriformis Syndrome vs. Sciatica Two very common causes of low back and hip pain are piriformis syndrome and sciatica, and these conditions can be especially common throughout pregnancy. While most people have heard of these two conditions, it is common to get them confused. Below I will provide a brief …

Q and A Friday

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ANrgapyLU”] FRIDAY TRAINING BEST EFFORT UPPER    Mobility / Activations Simple Yoga Sequence   Strength Focus   Find a Heavy Single Strict Press. *BEST EFFORT for Today. *Only 3 attempts at 90% or above that you are confident you will make.     Cardio / Stamina   Complete the …

BirthFIT Movement: Breathing

  [vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5D5EATwx-w”]   TRAINING  ROOKIE EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) for 30: Odd: 2 Left Side Turkish Getups Even: 2 Right Side Turkish Getups   PROSPECT EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) for 30: Odd: 3 Left Side Turkish Getups Even: 3 Right Side Turkish Getups   ALL-STAR …

The Perfect Labor and Postpartum Food

  Bone broth is probably the world’s perfect food, and one that you should be enjoying daily, pregnant or not. It does wonders for digestion, is ultra healing, and is a nutrient powerhouse. During labor, Bone broth can provide you with energy, ease nausea (due to the gelatin content), and …

BirthFIT Postpartum: Week 5

    [vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/2r0fcfEy6l0″] The past few weeks have been focused on mobility, activating and waking up the glutes, shoulders and core. This week we are s l o w l y beginning to add basic barbell work and light weighted movements. Remember, be patient with the process of rebuilding …