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BIRTHFIT Podcast 121 Featuring Tracie Enis of National Black Doulas Association

  Lindsey: [00:00:00] So welcome to the BIRTHFIT podcast.   Tracie Enis: [00:00:04] Woooo Lindsey I’m so excited to be here.   Lindsey: [00:00:06] Yeah I’m super stoked to have you too because basically I want to repeat you know three quarters of the conversation we had two weeks ago. …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 97 Featuring Cathy Rude

Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment. They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that have ingredient labels you can understand. I like small …

The BIRTHFIT Podcast: Jacki Carr

The BIRTHFIT Podcast: Jacki Carr   [0:00:00]   Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment.   They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that …

32 Questions to Ask Yourself & Your Care Provider

Questions to Ask Yourself:    What is my birth philosophy? What is my partner’s?   Who is on my team? Who are my allies?   What is my role in achieving a healthy pregnancy and birth?   With each test, is this necessary? Which tests are necessary? What are the …

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.” …

The most courageous, no-turning-back choice?

I am going to be straight up with you. If you choose to give birth at a hospital, then there are certain items that come with that ticket. Too often I hear women say they want the freedom to move around during labor. In all seriousness, they tell me this is …

Birth Plans- Yes or No?

In the past two weeks, I’ve attended three births, made five postpartum home visits, and taught two birth education classes. The end of January has been a magical one full of all things prenatal, birth, and postpartum. In The BIRTHFIT Prenatal Series we approach the idea of birth plans a …

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 …