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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 …

BIRTHFIT San Diego!

        Hey, my name is Kiersten and I am a birth and postpartum doula with a huge love for fitness & nutrition. For me, BIRTHFIT combines what I’m most passionate about: educating and empowering mamas through their pregnancy, birth & postpartum journey, while supporting them to live …

Bump Day with BIRTHFIT

 

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 …

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 …