How to Heal Fatigue After Baby

The first 12 weeks after birth are a critical time of healing and bonding, yet so little reverence is paid to this “fourth trimester.”  A mother’s body has done the incredibly challenging work of growing a baby and giving birth, and now she must recover while potentially nourishing her baby …

Four Lab Tests Every Mom Needs After Baby Arrives

After baby arrives, everyone is rightfully concerned with testing and monitoring the health of this brand new bundle of life. From nearly their first breath, babies are pricked, tapped, and tested for everything under the sun. Unfortunately, the standard postpartum testing for mom still leaves something to be desired. As …

BIRTHFIT Podcast 124 Featuring Elizabeth Bachner of GraceFull Birth Center in Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Lindsay Mumma: [00:00:01] We are very honored to have Elizabeth Bachner back again today. She was at the BIRTHFIT summit last year. And it was just a huge magical discussion about one of the things that she touched on that really hit me was the hats that we wear. …

Supporting MTHFR with Nutrition During Pregnancy

What is MTHFR? MTHFR and pregnancy is a hot topic lately, especially in those who have struggled with infertility. So what is MTHFR and how does it play a role in pregnancy? MTHFR is a gene in the body helps to provide the body with sufficient methylfolate (also known as …

Body Knowledge is Power: Take Six Months to Prep for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy It’s unreal how much planning goes into one little human. Amidst the questions, there’s one thing moms put on the back burner until after babies are born, but it often starts before babies are even conceived: self care. It’s a hot little buzzword right now, but we’re …

BIRTHFIT Podcast featuring Jen Racioppi

Jennifer’s Personal Story  Jennifer Racioppi: [00:01:55] Aww Thank you so much. How are all the magical vaginas? Can you guys hear me OK. OK. So thank you for that introduction and thank you for that wonderful presentation and that end on magic vaginas. I just think that the more we …

7 Key Benefits of Collagen for Mamas

Collagen for Pregnancy and Postpartum You may have read or heard  BIRTHIFT say that we love bone broth and collagen peptides for pregnancy and postpartum. I would like to dive deeper in on why these foods are so beneficial for the body during the Motherhood Transition. What is collagen and …

Postpartum Lifting Modifications for Diastasis Recti

Lifting Weights Postpartum If you read the three-part blog series about diastasis recti by Dr. Lauren Keller, you probably have a pretty good understanding of what Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (or DRA) is, common causes, and ways to prevent and treat it. We learned that it is a common thing to …

BIRTHFIT Podcast featuring Mel and Leah of the BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar Staff

Melissa Hempill: [00:00:02] Good evening Birthfit world and greetings from across the pond. We–this is Melissa Hemphill and Leah Barto and Valene Colling. Yes. No. No not correct. From Germany. We are all in bed together in Nottingham England and that’s really fun. It’s really fun. It’s been a really …

Mindful Training  for the Third Trimester

Working Out in the Third Trimester Here we go, into the third trimester, you’re almost there! Soon you will get to meet your sweet baby you’ve been growing for the past 26 weeks.  As you and your baby continue to grow, maintaining functional movement is very important and valuable to …