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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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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.

Apr 9, 2019

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.

Apr 2, 2019

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.

Mar 26, 2019

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.

Mar 19, 2019

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!

Mar 12, 2019

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.

Mar 5, 2019

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.

Feb 26, 2019

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.

Feb 19, 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.

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.

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