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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 …

[VIDEO] BIRTHFIT: Two Minute Drill

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Michel Odent talks In-Labor, Pre-Emergency Cesarean Birth

Today I had the most certain pleasure of seeing, listening, and discussing with Michel Odent. I missed the legend when he came last year and was not going to miss it twice. Over the past week I was involved with three different births, so the actual process of childbirth was …

Is Your Junk in the Trunk Optimally Functioning?

Let’s talk about the pelvis; specifically the sacrum. This bone plays a huge role in biomechanics throughout lifebut especially during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Did you know there are 35 muscles that attach to the sacrum?  So, if one muscle on the left is tight or …

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 …

Protecting the Perineum: From Pregnancy to Pushing

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/FAQM4fdFeSE”] Here is a great article with the pros and cons of things we hear/read about that help with preventing tearing and overall perineum health. Remember: Hydrate and keep your diet in check- good fats! Perineal Massage after 36 weeks Sloooooooow pushing Positional adjustments during pushing Counter pressure while …

Meet Katy Bowman

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/IOoTC9DpB3k”]   Katy Bowman is one of the greatest resources out there when it comes to biomechanics. I first read her work last year when she was interviewed on a blog about the importance of squatting vs. Kegels in pelvic floor function. She is a WEALTH of knowledge in …

The Secret to Avoiding the Dreaded Leakage During Workouts

[vc_video link=”http://vimeo.com/98300564″] Stay tuned for more Pelvic Floor talk this week!   WORKOUT Pregnant Helen 3 Rounds: 400m run/row 21 KB Swings 12 Pull-ups Rest 1:1 after each round (if it takes you 5 minutes to do a round, you rest for 5 min.) NOTES & MODIFICATIONS This is called …