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BirthFIT Movement: Breathing

  [vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5D5EATwx-w”]   TRAINING  ROOKIE EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) for 30: Odd: 2 Left Side Turkish Getups Even: 2 Right Side Turkish Getups   PROSPECT EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) for 30: Odd: 3 Left Side Turkish Getups Even: 3 Right Side Turkish Getups   ALL-STAR …

Protecting the Perineum: From Pregnancy to Pushing

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/FAQM4fdFeSE”] Here is a great article with the pros and cons of things we hear/read about that help with preventing tearing and overall perineum health. Remember: Hydrate and keep your diet in check- good fats! Perineal Massage after 36 weeks Sloooooooow pushing Positional adjustments during pushing Counter pressure while …

Don’t Just Wing It

I try not to judge too much when it comes to personal preferences. In this line of work, every woman is unique- and we respect and honor that. But when something gets me fired up, I can’t help but to say something. Today’s topic: Childbirth Classes. Do you really need …

The Unpredictability of Childbirth

Photo courtesy of Emma Lewis, new mom and CrossFitter from the UK Childbirth is one of the most unpredictable life experiences you’ll ever go through. Sure, you can plan and read every book out there and take every class, but ultimately we just don’t have control over how things are …

Do I Want to Hire a Doula? Common Questions and Misconceptions

I’ve had several people in the last week contact me who were on the fence about hiring a Doula, so I wanted to address some of the common questions we get as I’m sure a lot of you out there are in the same boat. Making the decision to hire …

What’s the point?

People often ask me, “What’s the point of a natural birth?” meaning a drug-free vaginal birth. I mean we do live in the 21st century in which we can just numb the pain and magically a new baby appears. So, why then would we aim to endure a natural childbirth process? That …

A peaceful birth [video].

Usually I do not post anything on Wednesday. However, this video has been circulating on Facebook, and I just had to share. This is a great example of a pure, calm birth. Yes, there are times that medical intervention is needed, but not all times. Not even half of the …