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Postpartum Depression: My Story

This story has been a long time coming. It’s one I think about often, especially as I mentor, teach, and counsel pregnant and postpartum women. I believe that everything in our lives happens for a reason- to teach us something, to show us how strong we are, to show us …

BirthFIT: Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant! Week 5!

There are a ton of beneficial resources available to pregnant women, birthing women, and even postpartum women. However, sometimes you have to search for a needle in a haystack. Our goal is to bring the gems in all cities to the surface. We want to feature those quality resources in …

[VIDEO] Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant! Week 4: Choosing a Care Provider

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/RK3FiEShMpk”] In Week 4 of our series we are looking at choosing a care provider. Many women don’t take this decision seriously enough! Today’s video will get you started, and on Wednesday look for a more detailed list of things to consider and questions to ask when choosing an …

CrossFit While Pregnant and a Birthing Manifesto

Kat at a BirthFit U Seminar at CrossFit Rockkore in Edinburg, Texas The CrossFit Open begins this week, and you can feel a collective excitement and anticipation building amongst the CrossFit community. We will be posting videos each week for ways to modify the Open workouts so that pregnant women …

This is My Path.

As a 31-year-old female that has never had kids nor been pregnant, I am often questioned on my motives and my knowledge in the pregnancy and birth world. Let me say that I love answering these questions and having a conversation with people. I will start by saying that I …

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 …

APGAR who?

The APGAR score was first introduced in the 1950s. It is a screening test used on newborns at 1-minute post birth and again at 5-minutes post birth. The total points available, or a perfect score, would be a 10, which rarely happens. This screen test evaluates the infant’s respiration, reflexes, …

Birth Story Movie is the perfect Mother’s Day Gift

BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES DVD and Online Release on April 30th —in time for Mother’s Day! Following a theatrical release in over 20 cities, the award winning, independent documentary film  BIRTH STORY about legendary midwife Ina May Gaskin will be released on April 30th, 2013 on …