Postpartum Hemorrhage and Nutrition Recommendations

Blood Loss Postpartum During perinatal education courses, you learn about possible, but often rare complications that can occur during labor and delivery. One such complication is a condition known as postpartum hemorrhage which can occur in both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Postpartum hemorrhage was the 4th leading cause of pregnancy-related …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 127 Featuring Nicole Jardim

The Period Girl Lindsey: [00:00:00] Welcome to the BIRTHFIT podcast. I’m super excited to have you on. And you know I’ve been a fangirl, I guess you could say, of yours for a while. Thanks to Instagram. You’re also known as ‘the period girl’. So yeah let our audience know …

Quick Tips for Combating Nausea and Vomiting

First Trimester Nausea Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: it’s classically called morning sickness, but let’s not sugar coat it – morning sickness is not exclusive to the morning. As someone just coming through her first trimester, this topic feels personal. Fortunately, about 60% of women experience a decrease in symptoms …

How to restore fertility while breastfeeding (and maintain breastfeeding)

Imagine a world in which women can sit down and share their wisdom about pregnancy, fertility, breastfeeding, and child spacing.  Imagine how much support and love and information would be passed from to each of us to our friends and future daughters. While many of us did not get the …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 126 Featuring Amy VanHaren of PumpSpotting

  What is PumpSpotting? Lindsey: [00:01:33] So who are you and what you do? Let everybody know about PumpSpotting.   Amy Van Haren: [00:01:39] Yes. So I’m Amy and I am the founder and CEO of PumpSpotting and PumpSpotting is a global community and app that connects breastfeeding women. We …

What to Do if Your Nipples are Bleeding

Bloody Nipples While Breastfeeding? You may have read or heard that bleeding nipples is just something that happens to some nursing mothers and that it will go away eventually on its own, or that it’s just a “normal” part of the process. While it’s true that some of us may …

Healing the Root Chakra

The original title of this blog was “Eastern Body, Western Birth: How to Heal the Root Chakra to Relax the Pelvic Floor; Shifting Your Experience From Fear to Safety and Groundedness”.  A bit wordy, but worth investigating.  This blog may come across as ‘new agey’, but in modern society – …

Top 5 Ways to Support Mom’s Sleep Postpartum

Getting Sleep After Baby The overwhelm of a new baby can overshadow a mom’s ability to prioritize her own sleep, which is being frequently interrupted.  Neglecting sleep can put your health at risk. Carolina Marcus, MD, of UR Medicine Sleep Center states, ‘‘Sleep deprivation is one of the most common …

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 …