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A Breech Baby Should Not Mean Automatic Cesarean

I have a client right now who is 35 weeks pregnant with baby number two. Mom is healthy, educated, and financially stable. Mom trains smart two to three times a week, practices her HypnoBirthing ® during her lunch hours, and eats real food. Mom had a beautiful un-medicated, vaginal first …

BIRTHFIT Affialiate: Danielle McDonagh of Boston, MA

Meet Danielle McDonagh.  She is BIRTHFIT BOSTON.  I am Danielle. I am a mom to the sweetest baby girl and married to a man who encourages me to go after life everyday. I had a natural but very difficult birth that left me feeling a bit broken. Working out and …

Is Your Junk in the Trunk Optimally Functioning?

Let’s talk about the pelvis; specifically the sacrum. This bone plays a huge role in biomechanics throughout lifebut especially during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Did you know there are 35 muscles that attach to the sacrum?  So, if one muscle on the left is tight or …

BirthFIT Interview: Jennifer Durden

This interview is from the vault back in 2012. Jennifer Durden is a rockstar, and I think everyone should read this interview. She is a perfect example of what it means to be BirthFIT. Enjoy!   Compare training during pregnancy to training prior to pregnancy.   Training prior to pregnancy …

An Unnecessary Cut? [VIDEO]

I came across this short (15 minute) documentary yesterday. It is full of alarming facts, most of which I already knew, but to hear them again, out loud, is astonishing. The facts below are all stated in this documentary plus more: The most common operating-room procedure in the United States is …

Is this not the most important thing in your life?

    In my opinion, the decisions you make during your pregnancy, those you make in regards to labor and delivery, and then, the immediate postpartum phase are some of the most important decisions in your life and YOUR CHILD’S life. During my past few years of specifically working with …

[VIDEO] The Strict Press

Video: BirthFIT presents The Strict Press  The strict press is one of ten favorite movements. It is arguably the most functional shoulder pressing movement. This movement is not only great for building strength but also rehab and demanding proper shoulder biomechanics. Ideally, an athlete’s shoulders stay locked in via an …

Meet BirthFIT Regional Director: Lindsay Mumma, DC

Meet Lindsay Mumma, DC- our Regional Director for the North Carolina region! She is a mother, wife, chiropractor, and CrossFitter. Check out her bio on our website, and be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook.   Be Informed. Give Consent. By Lindsay Mumma, DC During my childbirth class, …

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 …

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 …