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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 …

The United States Spends a Shit Ton on Pregnancy and Childbirth. And, We Are Still Losing.

  The United States is a developed country that has a significantly high maternal mortality rate with no indications that it will lower in the next 5 years.That is unless someone in the driver seats make a hard left to go down the opposite path that we are on.   …

Michel Odent talks In-Labor, Pre-Emergency Cesarean Birth

Today I had the most certain pleasure of seeing, listening, and discussing with Michel Odent. I missed the legend when he came last year and was not going to miss it twice. Over the past week I was involved with three different births, so the actual process of childbirth was …

A Breech Baby Should Not Mean Automatic Cesarean

I have a client right now who is 35 weeks pregnant with baby number two. Mom is healthy, educated, and financially stable. Mom trains smart two to three times a week, practices her HypnoBirthing ® during her lunch hours, and eats real food. Mom had a beautiful un-medicated, vaginal first …

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 …

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 …