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Bump Day with BIRTHFIT

 

Looking Inside Your Physical Body

Basal Body Temperature   Women want safe ways to investigate as to what is going on within their bodies throughout pregnancy. No matter how much you’ve educated yourself and no matter how many books you’ve read, doubt creeps in here and there. Our goal is to not let doubt run …

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

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The United States Spends a Shit Ton on Pregnancy and Childbirth. And, We Are Still Losing.

  The United States is a developed country that has a significantly high maternal mortality rate with no indications that it will lower in the next 5 years.That is unless someone in the driver seats make a hard left to go down the opposite path that we are on.   …

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 …

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 …

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 …