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Postpartum: The Gift of Rebuilding

  I was an in-season, Division 1 pole vaulter when I found out I was pregnant.  People told me my Olympic dreams were over.  They said your body will never be the same after birth. You blew your chance. As a young, misinformed mother, I rushed through that first postpartum …

The BIRTHFIT Summit: Thank You to Our Sponsors

About two weeks ago, I experienced one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever experienced in my life. People from near and far gathered in Venice, CA for the First Annual BIRTHFIT Summit. The BIRTHFIT Summit is a private gathering for our BIRTHFIT Affiliate team. This is where brainstorming …

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.” …

My Top 5 Pregnancy-Related Misconceptions

  When mom and baby are healthy, there should be no reason not to train for birth. In my opinion, and what I founded BIRTHFIT on, is that training includes, but is not limited to, strength, conditioning, flexibility, and balance. These skills can easily translate into other ordinary life tasks. …

BIRTHFIT- Driving Adaptation

The intention of BIRTHFIT was never to look aesthetically pleasing or magazine-ready. The radiant, empowered woman is just the byproduct of eating real food, chiropractic care, and training her mind and body.   The pictures and stories we share on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are of REAL women. …

Common Movements for Breech Babies

Last week I had a patient come see me based on her doctor’s recommendation. The client was 27 weeks and her doctor mentioned that her baby was breech. Not a big deal because most babies will continue to move around until they begin to run out of room (around 37-39 weeks). …

Piriformis Syndrome Vs. Sciatica

Piriformis Syndrome vs. Sciatica Two very common causes of low back and hip pain are piriformis syndrome and sciatica, and these conditions can be especially common throughout pregnancy. While most people have heard of these two conditions, it is common to get them confused. Below I will provide a brief …

Q and A Friday

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ANrgapyLU”] FRIDAY TRAINING BEST EFFORT UPPER    Mobility / Activations Simple Yoga Sequence   Strength Focus   Find a Heavy Single Strict Press. *BEST EFFORT for Today. *Only 3 attempts at 90% or above that you are confident you will make.     Cardio / Stamina   Complete the …

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series

As February comes to a close, there are a handful of BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series that wrapped this week. To me, this is closure on such a special, empowering series and the birth of confident new mothers. For many of these moms this is the start to their fitness journey. For …

Is Your Junk in the Trunk Optimally Functioning?

Let’s talk about the pelvis; specifically the sacrum. This bone plays a huge role in biomechanics throughout lifebut especially during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Did you know there are 35 muscles that attach to the sacrum?  So, if one muscle on the left is tight or …