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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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Oct 8, 2019

Embo goes into her journey with postpartum anxiety and shares tools and tips to managing any mild form of postpartum anxiety. She also goes into what you can do preconception and in pregnancy to set yourself up for an ideal postpartum period.

Oct 1, 2019
Keli Garza is the owner of Steamy Chicks, which is the largest distributor of vaginal steam supplies in the United States. Steaming started as her own personal health journey and experience. Garza slowly studied hundreds of women and their cycles. Out of her continued curiosity and desire to empower women, Steamy Chicks was born. Through Steamy Chicks Keli educates about vaginal steam via her blog and education programs. She also sells herbs and steaming props. To further vaginal steam education Garza dedicates a branch of her company called the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute to train practitioners in the use of vaginal steam for menstrual and reproductive health and to further research on the gynecological benefits reported by hundreds of customer case studies. Garza is at the forefront of professionalizing vaginal steam into an alternative medicine field known as peristeam hydrotherapy. Use the code 'birthfit' for 10% off your initial purchase of herbs.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sep 24, 2019

Derrick Johnson is the youngest international coach in the history of USA Weightlifting. Along with being a Team USA team member (Sr. Worlds, Jr. Worlds, and University Worlds) and USA Weightlifting’s Developmental Coach of the Year, Derrick is the only coach in the world to have 3 Sr. World team members from 3 different countries (Brazil, Canada, and the US). Derrick has also coached a lifter to the 2012 Olympics (represented Brazil) and is the youngest level 5 coach in USAW history. Derrick also became the first African American to be named head coach of an international team for USA Weightlifting. In this episode Derrick and Lindsey discuss the lack of representation for black and latino athletes in sports such as weightlifting, cycling, swimming and why it relates back to slavery, Jim Crow laws, FDR's New Deal, and more. We can only hope that after listening to this episode your heart is opened and you donate to The Kings of Weightlifing.

Sep 17, 2019

You may remember Aydian Dowling from our Partner Panel at this year's BIRTHFIT Summit. Aydian Dowling is a transgender activist. Jenilee is a spiritual and energy healer with a masters in social work. They are married and have a nine month old baby boy Antler. In this episode, they share intimate details about their partnership and parenthood. This episode is chalk full of pearls of wisdom for anyone that is actively choosing to be a more compassionate human and/or parent.

Sep 10, 2019

Taylor is a former US Marine, a former CrossFit Games athlete, a coach, and most importantly a wife and mother. Taylor dives deep into the inner work and healing she has moved through over the past few years to overcome past traumas and darkness and how she uses the lessons she learned to become the inspiring and strong woman and mother she is today. Taylor aims to help people be the best versions of themselves and she was such a joy to have on the podcast!

Sep 3, 2019

Lauren Reeves is mother, wife, a BIRTHFIT NC participant, and an attorney in Raleigh, NC. She sits down with Lindsay Mumma to share her journey with IVF - the dark and the bright spots.

Aug 27, 2019

Nicole Foster is a mom of two boys, a wife, the BIRTHFIT Southbay Regional Director, and a yoga teacher. On this episode, Nicole shares just how very different her first hospital birth was from her second home birth and the journey into choosing an out of hospital birth for baby #2.

Aug 20, 2019

Chris Mumma is a husband, father, teacher, coach, and co-creator of the BIRTHFIT Prenatal Swim Program. He and Lindsay Mumma sit down to talk their birth stories, parenting, the Swim Program, and answer a few of your submitted questions.

Aug 13, 2019

We've received so many questions regarding cost of birth, whether that's home vs hospital, midwife costs, doula costs, etc. Your three hosts break in down in their specific areas and get this conversation started!

Aug 6, 2019

Kristin Stone of BIRTHFIT DC shares her story with Embo and Mumma about how she found BIRTHFIT and how she went from a seminar attendee to a BIRTHFIT executive and the future of the company!

Jul 30, 2019

Leah Barto is a mom, a wife, BIRTHFIT Houston Regional Director, BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar Staff, and a birth doula. On this episode Leah shares her journery from preconception through birth having lived and breathed the four pillars throughout every step of her Motherhood Transition.

Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Ainslie Kehler has her PhD in Exercise Behavioral Science and more specifically reproductive health. In this episode Ainslie and Lindsey discuss some common trends that Ainslie found in her research of tactile professionals such as firefighters and police.

Jul 16, 2019

Embo shares her preconception journey and then she and Brittany, the BIRTHFIT Nashville RD, a women's heath nurse practitioner, and a mercier therapist, discuss important things to be aware of when getting your body ready to try to conceive!

Jul 9, 2019

Ann is a wife, mother, BIRTHFIT mom, and member of the LGBTQ community. She sat down with Dr. Mumma to share her journey into parenthood alongside her wife, including the difficulties they faced and the role that BIRTHFIT played for her postpartum.

Jul 2, 2019

Shortly after having her daughter, Harper, Jess was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and several food allergies. Jess had to eliminate many things from my diet in order to heal her body. Within a few weeks, she felt more vibrant and clear-headed than ever before. This inspired her heartfelt mission to develop recipes for delicious, life-giving foods that everyone can enjoy with the people they love. In this episode, Jess discusses the past year of launching and how she juggles being a CEO and mother.

Jun 25, 2019

Will and Jenny Peddie share the story of the birth and early childhood life of their daughter and first child, Carter. This love story of learning to become parents of a child with special needs is one you don't wanna miss!

Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Maura Moynihan is a mother of four, a wife, a Doctor of Chiropractic, a healer, and a community creator. On this episode Maura gets into how she began her journey in women's health, craniosacral therapy for moms and babies, and how she manages motherhood and career.

Jun 11, 2019

Claudia is a BIRTHFIT NC mom of three living in Raleigh. She sat down with Lindsay Mumma to share some of her journey into motherhood, which is not a path she thought she'd ever take. Originally from Colombia, she brought some of the Colombian traditions into her postpartum healing. She discusses how her search for connection has landed her where she is.

Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Erica Boland is a mother of 4, a wife, a Dr. of Chiropractic, a Birth Doula and the BIRTHFIT Wisconsin Regional Director. Erica graces us with her knowledge and deep love of personal freedom when it comes to how we let our children move from infancy through walking. Erica discusses her experience with four children while gaining more knowledge of appropriate assistance for babies and shares how we can change the way we look at childhood development.

May 14, 2019

Leslie is an attorney who practices employment law. She discusses the necessary conversations and steps to take for working women and their employers about when it comes to the Motherhood Transition. As a working mom herself, she knows the challenges that women face, and hopes to bridge the gap between the needs and wants of families with the needs and expectations of employers.

May 7, 2019

Juan is a father, husband, coach. Juan is dedicated to his family, coaching career, and his personal development. He is a mover and shaker in the strength world and believes that discipline equals freedom. Juan and I discuss how discipline sets us as individuals free and can create ultimate success in who you are as a parent.

Apr 30, 2019

Jessica is a mom, wife, and a connector of humans. She is a key leader at lululemon. Jessica shares her challenging transition into motherhood with several unexpected twists and turns, and how at two years postpartum she's continuing to learn from the experience.

Apr 23, 2019

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.

Apr 16, 2019

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.

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