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BIRTHFIT is Coming to The Netherlands!

If you are a strength and conditioning coach, a doula, someone that works with pregnant and postpartum women, then this is not to be missed. I hate to use the line, “You think you know, but you have no idea.” But seriously, this seminar will rock you at your core, …

Empowerment through the Eye Roll

Despite its title, this post is not about negativity. It’s about your power, your intuition, your innate abilities.   I am currently in my third trimester of my first pregnancy, and I’ve learned more in the past 7 months than I ever thought possible – about my body, my mind, …

Pregnancy and Postpartum Movement Recommendations for CF Open 17.5

17.5 10 Rounds For Time: 9 Thrusters 35 Double Unders   We all knew that thrusters were in our future. And, to be honest, we quite frankly expected double unders as well.   The best warm up for this workout would be the Functional Progression 1 through 4 (part 1, …

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 …

Pregnancy and Postpartum Movement Suggestions for CF Games Open 17.4

17.4 AMRAP 13: 55 Deadlifts (155) 55 Wall Balls (14) 55 Cal Row 55 HSPU   Think of this as continuous work for thirteen minutes. Move through the list of movements intentionally and get through what you can. If you don’t get through all movements, don’t sweat it.   Deadlifts …

Fear: A Four-Letter Word

Fear: A Four-Letter Word Let me preface this blog post by saying that my pregnancy was no walk in the park. I went through countless tests that indicated genetic abnormalities, amniocentesis, elevated blood pressure, scheduled induction, artificially ruptured membranes, Pitocin, epidural and ultimately failure to progress after 18 hours of …

Pregnancy and Postpartum Recommendations for CF Games 17.3

  The prescribed workout is technical and highly skilled. This workout also has rest that is significantly varied, but in order to gain a little rest (at least in the beginning) an athlete will have to push herself. And in order to continue on to the next subsequent rounds, the …

Dr. Candace’s Recap of the BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar

  It’s Monday morning, less than 12 hours since the first BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar wrapped up at Deuce Gym in Venice, CA and I have 5 hours (uninterrupted) at 14,000 feet to process this weekend (although I could probably talk about this for weeks on end).  This weekend was filled …

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 …

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” …