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The BIRTHFIT Podcast

way more than birth, way more than fitness. This is where you will find real talk, information and education, and experiences. We get into pregnancy, birth, and postpartum with doctors, midwives, chiropractors, birth educators and advocates, and of course moms and dads and everyone in between.
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Feb 12, 2019

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.

Feb 5, 2019

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.

Jan 29, 2019

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.

Jan 22, 2019

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.

Jan 15, 2019

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!

Jan 8, 2019

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.

Nov 27, 2018

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.

Nov 13, 2018

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.

Nov 6, 2018

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.

Oct 30, 2018

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.

Oct 23, 2018

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.

Oct 16, 2018

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.

Oct 9, 2018

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.

Oct 2, 2018

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.

Sep 25, 2018

Lindsey Mathews, BIRTHFIT Founder and CEO shares changing in branding that is naturally happening through the evolution and growth of BIRHTFIT. Lindsey and BIRTHFIT are embracing adaptation and expansion.

Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Merissa Beard is the Regional Director for BIRTHFIT Conway, Arkansas. She is a doctor of chiropractic, a strength and conditioning coach, a wife, and a mother. Merissa wears many hats and embraces a ton of responsibility. In this episode, she shares her birth story, what tools she wished she could have given her younger self, and how she finds the time to connect with herself.

Sep 11, 2018

Elizabeth Bachner is a certified professional midwife and clinic director of GraceFull Birthing Center in Los Angeles. In this talk, she breaks down the many hats (roles) that women wear and how showing up to birth with different hats on may not be such a great idea.

Sep 4, 2018

Jennifer is a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach, a Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Women’s Hormonal Health Coach, and deep dived into studying astrology and transformational studies of positive psychology. She is obsessed with astrology and business and relating it to women's health. Her insight is invaluable.

Aug 28, 2018

BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar Director, Melissa Hemphill, and Regional Director for BIRTHFIT Houston, Leah Barto, fly to England for a BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar. Listen in on some behind the scenes.

Aug 21, 2018

Tracie is the founder of the National Black Doulas Association. Tracie began her career in the Birth Doula field in 2000 after her second child was born. She has attended over 1500+ births with families birthing in hospitals, birth centers, and homebirths throughout the SF Bay Area & beyond. Tracie now spends most of her time in Atlanta while supporting doulas of color across the United States.

Aug 14, 2018

Emily navigates the depths of her own body, with the support of her birth team: her husband Jason, her midwife Carey, and her mother Judy. You are invited to join them and be a witness to Emily every step of the way in a documentary called These Are My Hours. In this episode, Emily shares what is was like being in the lead role of this documentary.

Aug 7, 2018

Dr. Elise is the BIRTHFIT Pugent Sound Regional Director. Three months after she gave birth to her third child she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Elise shares what the last year as looked like her, and what her biggest life lessons have been.

Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Deb Kern is a nurse, health educator, physical trainer and Ph.D health scientist. She has taught hundreds of women how to nurture their body temple in speaking engagements, workshops, dance classes and worldwide retreats. Deb shares a bit on Ayurvedic medicine, which she learned while living with a tribe in Costa Rica.

Jul 24, 2018

Emily and Michael share the homebirth story. Emily's pregnancy lasted 41 weeks and few days. Emily and Michael share how they kept calm in the last few weeks and how they used their birth dream team to get them through the most intense experience of their life.

Jul 17, 2018

Rachel is a mother of four. She has two livign sons, and her twin daughters died at a few weeks old in the summer of 2008. Rachel and her sister Crystal started Teamotions. The teas are specifically developed to help support people in grief as they integrate the experience of loss. In this session, Rachel shares the first ever Infant Loss Plan.

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