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My Sons Attend Births

Recently a photo of a little girl hugging her mom before separating from her so her sibling could be born went viral. The comments I read on this photo varied in opinion from those empathizing with this mother to those thankful for not having had this experience. Nonetheless, there is …

The BIRTHFIT Doula Seminar

dou-la: a woman who serves   BIRTHFIT doula: a woman or man empowered and educated to live a BIRTHFIT lifestyle; working to support a woman through her own BIRTHFIT lifestyle and guide her to take an ACTIVE role in her pregnancy   The BIRTHFIT Doula Workshop is launching this fall. …

Interested in Becoming a BIRTHFIT Affiliate?

Each year the amount of people that apply to be a BIRTHFIT Affiliate literally doubles. We are looking for educated, open-minded leaders in your designated communities. If you are at all interested in becoming a BIRTHFIT Affiliate, I’d encourage you to read through this blog.   Future BIRTHFIT Affiliate: You …

Too Much Fitness!(?)

  When I hear something more than once, I make a note. When I hear something more than a dozen times, then it’s time to discuss.   “Your pelvic floor was too tight…you are too fit to have a vaginal birth.” “Your baby is breech because you are too fit.” …

Dealing with a Birth Injury: Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction

Over the past few years, I’ve been introduced to symphysis pubic dysfunction a handful of times. Yes, I’ve read about it and been tested on SPD in school, but I must say the real life version sucks a whole lot more. None of the cases were the same except for …

March 2016: Postpartum Programming Day Two

We are going to build upon Day 1 today. Whether you loved pregnancy or hated it, let’s face it. You remodeled the house. When you grow a baby inside you everything within is altered. Think of it as the messiest tenants that you have rented your home out to. There …

BIRTHFIT Wisconsin: Dr. Erica’s Birth Story with #4!

  As I sit here with my almost 3 week old baby boy, I feel ready to tell his story of coming into this world. I am compelled to give you a little background of my pregnancy with him, so here goes. To start, Kyle and I contemplated bringing another …

BIRTHFIT Q and A: Common Signs of Labor?

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When to See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

When to See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy     A lot of women see a chiropractor during pregnancy because they are in pain. This is not an exclusive reason to see a chiropractor, but for those women who are experiencing physical discomfort during a time when pill-popping could lead to …

Do You Embrace Pain?

“The more cultured the races of the earth have become, so much the more positive have they been in pronouncing childbirth to be a painful and dangerous ordeal.” -Grantly Dick-Read, Childbirth Without Fear In my experience as a doctor of chiropractic, a doula, and a healer, I’ve had the opportunity …