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Training Effectively with a Class (When You’re Pregnant)

Tips on training with a class when you’re pregnant from BIRTHFIT Atlanta Regional Director, Laura Mattison. 

BirthFIT Postpartum: Week 5

    [vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/2r0fcfEy6l0″] The past few weeks have been focused on mobility, activating and waking up the glutes, shoulders and core. This week we are s l o w l y beginning to add basic barbell work and light weighted movements. Remember, be patient with the process of rebuilding …

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 …

When Your Plan Doesn’t Go As Planned…Make a New One

Today was supposed to be full of tips and resources for the postpartum period, but I got this amazing email that I wanted to share with y’all instead. We’ll get to tips and resources on Monday. This Mama was in my HypnoBirthing class. At 36 weeks, her baby hadn’t turned …

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 …

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 …

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 …

[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 …