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BIRTHFIT San Diego!

        Hey, my name is Kiersten and I am a birth and postpartum doula with a huge love for fitness & nutrition. For me, BIRTHFIT combines what I’m most passionate about: educating and empowering mamas through their pregnancy, birth & postpartum journey, while supporting them to live …

BIRTHFIT Q and A: What Surprised You Most About Pregnancy?

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3 Men and a Doula: Real Talk About Doulas and Dads

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/tpJrMoihJ0w”] This is a video we made on a whim with a few of our male BirthFIT supporters. They don’t have kids yet and were really interested in the idea of a Doula and how it could benefit them. We thought this would be a great video for any …

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 …

[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 …

Resources for Newly Pregnant Mamas

Since we are talking this week about pregnancy and birth planning/visualizing, I put together a list of a few of our favorite books. Browsing the Pregnancy section at any bookstore can be mind-numbing, so instead of reading the typical “What to Expect” b.s. out there, we want you to Expect …

[VIDEO] Oh Sh*t, I’m Pregnant- Week 2

[vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/CXb255252Vg”]   WORKOUT: 3 Rounds: 500m row/400m run 10 Ring Rows 8  Seated Strict Press w/Dumbells NOTES AND MODIFICATIONS: Be sure to keep a conversational pace. Rest as needed. The strict press can be done sitting on a box. Use medium to heavy dumbbells that you can do at …

[VIDEO] BirthFIT: More Than Just Fit

[vc_video link=”http://vimeo.com/91725058″]   Happy Friday to you! Here’s a little video about why we have 4 Pillars of BirthFIT, and why there’s more to pregnancy than just being “fit.” WORKOUT A. Warm up with an easy 500m row or 800m run/jog/walk B. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Heavy Russian Swings Burpees C. Finish with …

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 …

Denise’s Rockstar Birth Story

Meet Denise. She and her husband, Ron, have always been super active- competitive mountain biking, CrossFit, endurance races, and probably more that I don’t even know about! The above pic was taken at a CrossFit competition early on in her pregnancy. Denise continued to mindfully workout throughout her pregnancy- always …