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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. 

Meet BirthFIT Regional Director: Lindsay Mumma, DC

Meet Lindsay Mumma, DC- our Regional Director for the North Carolina region! She is a mother, wife, chiropractor, and CrossFitter. Check out her bio on our website, and be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook.   Be Informed. Give Consent. By Lindsay Mumma, DC During my childbirth class, …

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 …