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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 …

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 …

Questions to Ask Your Care Provider

Deciding who to use as your midwife or doctor can be really hard at times. You may want to go with a doctor and deliver at the hospital while everyone else in your family has delivered at home. Or, just the opposite. As we said in the video this past …

[VIDEO] Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant- Week 3

This week is dedicated to discovering WHERE you want to give birth. Everyone and every family is different. Therefore, you may not have the same idea of birth as the woman next to you or even what your sister thinks of birth. I’ve had women plan home births, hospital births, …

Get Moving

Are you one of these that just didn’t feeling like working out much during you pregnancy? Or, are you the type that likes to know the top four moves to get you ready for labor?   Either way, let’s discuss movement.   Movement is life. I believe that without a …

Flipping a Coin Ain’t Gonna Cut It

A HUGE congrats to Jess and Russell on the birth of their twin boys this week! Such a joyful and positive couple. We wish you and your family the very best. Sometimes, in Life, we have to make decisions where neither option sounds all that great. Or maybe it’s a …

Healthy Birth for [CrossFitter] Lea-Anne Ellison

I live and work in Los Angeles. It is quite an interesting place in regards to movies, television shows, actors/actresses, producers, directors, videographers, and everyone else associated with the industry. I try to avoid the TMZ buses at all times. There is no television in our house or gossip magazines …

Baby Got Back [Labor]

Back Labor If you haven’t experienced it yourself, then you’ve probably heard about it. Back labor is basically pain and/or discomfort in the lower back while laboring, usually intensified with contractions. It is thought to be caused by the baby in another position other than head down and facing the …

Gwen’s Two [Different] Birth Stories

You have two sons. Can you tell us their ages and where they were born? George is five years old and was born in the hospital after I laboured at home. Charlie is 18 months, born in the same place. Prior to getting pregnant with your first son, did you …

C-section? Cool, Swab & Suck

Establishing a newborn’s gut flora and the development of his or her immune system almost seems like a slam-dunk to me. However, I saw a handful of pregnant women that quickly reminded me that an infant’s gut bacteria flora is hardly a hot topic conversation. I was reminded today that …