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BIRTHFIT Interview: Jill Farmar

[VIDEO] Hayley’s Birth Story

  Hayley has been a competitive CrossFitter in the UK for a few years now. It was a blessing in disguise when she found out she was pregnant. Hayley reached out to BirthFIT because she had a few goals in mind. She wanted a way of training that would allow her …

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 …

2014 Reboot & Rejuvenate

Start 2014 with a bang! The New Year brings about new and old traditions that I need, want, & LOVE. I’d like to think that I am on point 24/7/365, but that is not always the case. Just like seasons, our bodies and our mental game fluctuate. Through the past …

The Baby Turned!

Yesterday, I received a text in between seeing patients. A picture of the text is below. Basically, my patient and I have been working for about 2 weeks to get her first baby to present head down, so that she could avoid a c-section. The woman is beautiful with an …

The [HOME] Birth of Griffin

The Birth of Griffin By: Abby Illenberger   Griffin was my first baby and although I had taken childbirth classes (not the crappy ones from the hospital) and have always been pretty in tune with my body, the whole thing started unbeknownst to me. It was about 8 in the …

Biggest Mistake I See Women Make

When you were preparing for college, did you visit your top three schools?   When you were looking for a new apartment or even buying your first house, did you evaluate all your options?   When purchasing wine do you like to taste it prior to buying?   When you …

Brittany’s Birth Story

Birth Story. by Brittany Carney (Notes) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:45pm… Because this is written completely from my perspective, it may be grammatically incorrect, graphic and/or otherwise unpleasant to read. Long before I ever even planned on getting pregnant, my best friend and I sat and watched “the …

Your Birth Philosophy

Discovering Your Birth Philosophy  If you are newly pregnant, you’ve probably discovered that everyone from your mother-in-law to your best friend to your hair stylist has opinion about birth. These opinions could be the same, different, and possibly nowhere near what you believe. And that’s okay. In fact, I’m stoked …

Breech birth interview with Michelle.

Guest post from new mother Michelle Dodson. My name is Michelle Dodson.  I am 27 yo.  I work as a self-employed Registered Dietitian in Bloomington, Indiana. This was my first pregnancy. We planned to have a homebirth and hired a wonderful midwife.  We had a Dr. agree to being on …