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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 …

When Your Plan Doesn’t Go As Planned…Make a New One

Today was supposed to be full of tips and resources for the postpartum period, but I got this amazing email that I wanted to share with y’all instead. We’ll get to tips and resources on Monday. This Mama was in my HypnoBirthing class. At 36 weeks, her baby hadn’t turned …

Postpartum Depression: My Story

This story has been a long time coming. It’s one I think about often, especially as I mentor, teach, and counsel pregnant and postpartum women. I believe that everything in our lives happens for a reason- to teach us something, to show us how strong we are, to show us …

BirthFIT U: Postpartum Series

[vc_video link=”http://vimeo.com/96661615″] We are so excited to bring the BirthFIT U: Postpartum Series to new moms in Austin, Tx in June! Kat made this video to explain a bit more about this innovative new class series designed for the new (and new-ish) moms out there who are ready to get …

3 Men and a Doula: Real Talk About Doulas and Dads

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/tpJrMoihJ0w”] This is a video we made on a whim with a few of our male BirthFIT supporters. They don’t have kids yet and were really interested in the idea of a Doula and how it could benefit them. We thought this would be a great video for any …

[VIDEO] Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant! Week 6

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/a038IPbnCi4″][/vc_column][/vc_row] In our last week of our Series, Lindsey talks about some of the basics regarding Fitness and Nutrition. These are some of the most common questions we get. As always, if you have any questions at all, please contact us! We are setting up BirthFIT Pregnancy Seminars …

Choices in Childbirth: Stories From Real Mamas

To finish out our week of choices in care providers, I did a little mini-survey amongst moms on Facebook. I asked the following questions:  Midwife or OBGYN- how did you decide? What did you look for in a care provider? If you have had your baby- are you happy with …

[VIDEO] Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant- Week 2

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/CXb255252Vg”]   WORKOUT: 3 Rounds: 500m row/400m run 10 Ring Rows 8  Seated Strict Press w/Dumbells NOTES AND MODIFICATIONS: Be sure to keep a conversational pace. Rest as needed. The strict press can be done sitting on a box. Use medium to heavy dumbbells that you can do at …