Melissa is a labor and delivery nurse in Troy, Missouri, a personal trainer, and a BIRTHFIT Coach. Melissa shares how discovering BIRTHFIT and attending the BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar has drastically changed how she works with women both in the gym and in the delivery room.
Jacki Carr and Mary Beth LaRue are mothers and business owners. They co-founded and co-lead a company called Rock Your Bliss. Like us all, each has a unique journey within the motherhood transition. Jacki shares about slowing down postpartum, while Mary Beth discusses the ups and downs of fostering to adopt. In this episode, we discuss motherhood and sisterhood. This episode will give you tools to reflect on your own life as well as leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
PART 2: Kate and Mike are married, they share a business, and have two children together. In this episode, Kate and Mike share about their roadtrip turned romance, working together to enhance each others' strengths, and both experiencing postpartum anxiety and depression and how they evolved through each season of their lives.
PART 1: Kate and Mike are married, they share a business, and have two children together. In this episode, Kate and Mike share about their roadtrip turned romance, working together to enhance each others' strengths, and both experiencing postpartum anxiety and depression and how they evolved through each season of their lives.
Emily is a wife, mom, massage therapist (including Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy), and a BIRTHFIT Coach. She shares about her life and recent stage of crazy toddler-hood and simultaneous preconception.
Carolyn is a mom, a professional coach, and University of Santa Monica Masters in Spiritual Psychology graduate. On this episode, Carolyn shares her personal spiritual psychology journey and how it helped her move gracefully and powerfully through the labor and delivery of her daughter Lucinda. Carolyn's insignts into how she dealt with her feelings of self-judgement after her birth make this episode one you dont want to miss!
Melissa Hemphill shares her story of how baby #4 entered this world. As a captain in the Air Force, Seminar Director, and mother, Magic Mel wears many hats. In this episode, Mel shares how this birth was unlike any of her previous labors and deliveries.
Crystal is a mother of five, a registered dietitian nutritionist with a masters degree in nutritional science, and a lactation consultant. Crystal shares her story of going through pregnancy as a recovering anorexic and how her relationship with food was so important during that time. Crystal uses her past to help women who face similar pregnancies move through the Motherhood Transition with as much grace and self-compassion as possible.
Dr. Alex Earl is the Co-Founder of Midwest Rehab Institute. He also runs his own active life practice in the greater Chicago area. Dr. Alex coordinates and teaches many of the DNS seminars that MWRI hosts. Dr. Alex and company will be speaking at the BIRTHFIT Summit 2019.
Jenna is a new mom, a BIRTHFIT Coach at BIRTHFIT NC, and a RIE nanny. She has a lifetime of athletic endeavors, a love of movement, and a heart for intention; she shares her personal journey into motherhood.
Betsey is an is an American water polo goalkeeper, who won a Gold medal with the United States Women's National Water polo team at the 2012 Olympics in London. Among her list of athletic achievements no less than her Olympic endeavors, Betsey is a mother of an almost 3 year old boy and is 35 weeks pregnant with another baby boy! Coming from a background of elite level athleticism, which requires elite level mindset training, I was so excited to hear Betsey share about how this mindset supported her in her Motherhood Transition. Betsey is clearly most proud of her role as a mother and it was such a pleasure getting to hear her story.
Lily Nichols is the author of Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes as well as a Registered Dietician. Lily will be speaking at the BIRTHFIT Summit 2019. In this episode, we touch on postpartum healing foods, her writing process, and what may be her next project.
Dr. Allison Oswald, PT, DPT, WCS, CPT had the foresight to focus on an area of wellness, which until recently was not as widely known among our culture, and often underappreciated. I got to sit down with Allison and talk all things pelvic floor, DNS, and rehab all while admiring her 39 week pregnant belly. As the owner of Plumb Line Studio in Santa Monica, it is Allison's calling to serve the women of Los Angeles and beyond in, like she said, an often underappreciated holistic approach to rehab and wellness.
Annemarie is an herbalist, doula, mom, wife, and the Front Office Manager at Triangle Chiropractic and Rehab (Dr. Mumma's office). Her knowledge and interest in herbal support of women in the Motherhood Transition led to her creating her own company: Mangata Birth and Botanics.
Dr. Irene Tobias works as a researcher in Dr. Andy Galpin's muscle physiology lab. This is a follow up episode to one she did with us over a year and half ago. She shares about the latest research they are doing in the lab, why so little research exists for women, and how female cycles can influece training. Dr. Irene also shares how much it costs to actually get a study going!
Marnie is a licenced marriage and family therapist and specializes in sex addiction who owns her own practice in LA. Marnie shares her unbelievable story of how she became a mother. Join Marnie on her journery of devastating lows and the ultimate highs. Marnie's story is a true test of strength and love.
In this BIRTHFIT Podcast, Lindsey Mathews, BIRTHFIT CEO & Founder, shares that she will be in Austin, TX for this next year as she goes through her own big fat growth transition. Lindsey shares some tools and people that have helped and continue to help her.
Lindsay Mumma is a doctor of chiropractic, mother, wife, and BIRTHFIT NC Regional Director. She is also BIRTHFIT's COO! Lindsay and Lindsey discuss the evolution of BIRTHFIT since it's conception in 2011. They also get into goals and desires and where they each visualize BIRTHFIT going. Check out this episode to basically listen in as a fly on the wall between Lindsay and Lindsey.
Codie is a mom, a wife, and co-creator of Black Love on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Codie has a two year old and recently found out she is having twin boys. This episode dives into the intention of her and her husband's docu-series Black Love as well as reflecting on this pregnancy's differences as compared to her previous pregnancy and birth. Codie truly does it all with the love and support of a brilliant network of strong, compassionate humans around her.
Emily is a serial entrepreneur. She's the brilliant human behind the bags at Evolved Motion. In fact, we loved the bags so much we said 'YES' to a collaboration. In this episode, we get personal with Emily and who she is in this world. She shares about her life's journey and big learning lessons so far. Emily is a breath of fresh air. She is a strong and soft leader.
This is third and final episode in Embo's birth series. Inside this episode, Embo shares about her first forty days, food intake, and what transitioning back into work has looked like. She also shares about things that showed up that maybe were not on her radar. Embo shares a bit about clear communication amongst couples and how she wants to further this work she is embarking on.
Mia Grant is a mother of three grown children and grandmother of five. She works as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and in the Maternal and Newborn Care Unit of a major hospital in New York. Twelve years ago, her twin grandchildren, Ava and Mikey, were born five weeks premature. She helped care for Ava and felt the need to be there to share my love. That nights she woke her husband up to share with him that she was shifting careers to be a NICU nurse. Two weeks later, she was enrolled in school. She finished her bachelor's Degree in Science of Nursing after four years. Listen up as she shares a bit into her life and a new career after becoming a grandma.
Know as "The Period Girl", Nicole is a Certified Women's Health and Functional Nutrition Coach specializing in hormonal and reproductive health. She trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and furthered her trainin with Dr. Sara Gottfried and Chris Kresser. Nicole is on a mission to empower women through fixing their periods and understanding their bodies on a deeper level.
Amy VanHaren is the found of the Pumpspotting App. She came up with the idea for the pumpspotting app while traveling for work after returning to work after her second baby. The pumpspotting app allows women to share their favorite breastfeeding friendly businesses as well as trouble shoot with other women going through a similar experience.