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A Reflection on Simultaneously Teaching and Participating The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series: A Reflection on Simultaneously Teaching and Participating While I was pregnant with baby #3, I led two BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series.  Each class was amazing.  The women blew me away with their courage, compassion, and progress.  The magic of the Postpartum Series is the way these women …

The Role of Relaxin

Relaxin is a hormone produced by the ovaries and placenta. In males it is produced in the prostate and is present in the semen. Relaxin is thought to have a role in sperm motility, fertilization, implantation, uterine growth, and even facilitating labor. During pregnancy, relaxin is at its highest levels …

The BIRTHFIT Summit: Thank You to Our Sponsors

About two weeks ago, I experienced one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever experienced in my life. People from near and far gathered in Venice, CA for the First Annual BIRTHFIT Summit. The BIRTHFIT Summit is a private gathering for our BIRTHFIT Affiliate team. This is where brainstorming …

Does Perfectionism Have a Hold on You?

If you are a BirthFit mama, soon-to-be mama, eventual mama, or even grand-mama, I’m certain you have a perfectionist tendency.  That’s because perfectionism exists, to some extent, in all of us.  We measure ourselves against this standard and, unless you have actual superpowers, we typically fall short.  I’d like to explore the cascade …

Melissa Hemphill’s Empowering Birth Story

The birth story below was written by Melissa for the BirthFIT audience. It is as much educational as it is beautiful and empowering. It is apparent that Melissa was strong physically, but it was her mental game that got her through her pregnancy and birth. I was 8 weeks pregnant …