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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 …

It’s Not You; It’s Me.

    Dear ___________________, We need to talk.  It’s not you, it’s me.  I mean that.  You’ve been doing the same thing this whole time, but I’ve changed.  My goals have changed.  So I need to find someone new: someone who not only understands me and my goals and takes …

Dear SHAPE Magazine

SHAPE recently published an article announcing to women that they could speed up labor. I’ve never been more disappointed, angered, or saddened at the state of affairs in the birth world in our country. This article is beyond misleading and does anything but present the facts or big picture. Shame …

Anxious in the Second Trimester

OMG, I feel like I should be doing something right now. Is anyone else getting that feeling in their second trimester?!   Ok, not exactly like training or exercise or household things, but as I cruise through this second trimester (which, for those of you that remember, it’s an “easier” …

The BIRTHFIT Doula Seminar

dou-la: a woman who serves   BIRTHFIT doula: a woman or man empowered and educated to live a BIRTHFIT lifestyle; working to support a woman through her own BIRTHFIT lifestyle and guide her to take an ACTIVE role in her pregnancy   The BIRTHFIT Doula Workshop is launching this fall. …

Interested in Becoming a BIRTHFIT Affiliate?

Each year the amount of people that apply to be a BIRTHFIT Affiliate literally doubles. We are looking for educated, open-minded leaders in your designated communities. If you are at all interested in becoming a BIRTHFIT Affiliate, I’d encourage you to read through this blog.   Future BIRTHFIT Affiliate: You …

From Womb to World with Anna Verwaal

This is everything. Give yourself the next 11 minutes to just listen. XO. Lindsey

Let’s Play, What Would YOU Do?

Women’s choices are often times limited by what is available within their city. This is especially true in rural America where there may only be one general practitioner or one midwife. Some women will pack and move to a different city, state, country in order to birth the way they …

BIRTHFIT Q and A: Common Signs of Labor?

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Are You Choosing Full Acknowledgement of Labor?

Disappear, Don’t Change.  This core principle taught in the Landmark Forum blew my mind a week ago and keeps emerging in new and profound ways. The idea is that, over time, changing a constraint implies the constant presence of the constraint, albeit shape shifting as time marches on. The art …