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The BIRTHFIT Podcast

BIRTHFIT is a movement! We are a lifestyle brand that embraces sustainable movement throughout the motherhood and parenthood transition. In this podcast, we have conversations with experts and parents. There is no filter. This is the real deal.
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Jul 7, 2020

Ryan is the creator of Order of Man. This is a community to connect motivated men to improving 8 key areas of their lives: Intellect, Leadership, Manly Know-How, Health, Relationships, Self-Mastery, Style, and Wealth. Ryan will be the first to tell you that he's no expert just a unique background with a desire to be a better man. Ryan is a father, husband, and Iraqi Combat Veteran.

Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Codi Wiener is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Codi practices at Texas Medical Center in Houston. In this episode she shares about her personal journey into becoming an OBGYN and how she's making a comeback for vaginal breech births starting in Houston, Texas.

Jun 23, 2020

This Postpartum Panel was recorded for the BIRTHFIT Summit 2020 Powered by Thorne that we felt was too good not to share across all platforms. You'll hear from Tracie Collins of National Black Doulas, Dr. Heidi Gastler of Mountain to Sea Physical Therapy, Keli Garza of Steamy Chicks, and Kristen Roberts of Trestle Law as Dr. Lindsey Mathews, DC asks questions and sparks discussion about postpartum care and support in American right now.

Jun 16, 2020

Nuno Costa became a father via surrogacy. He is also an entrepreneur, an athlete, and a single gay man that decided it was his time to become a parent. In this episode, Nuno shares is surrogacy journey and his immediate postpartum period with his baby girl Maria. This episode is one of two that we will share from the BIRTHFIT Summit 2020 Powered by Thorne.

Apr 15, 2020

Sara is the owner of NOLA Pelvic Health in her hometown of New Orleans, La and founder of The Vagina Whisperer, an online resource for pelvic health education and wellness sessions to help individuals worldwide. She is a doctor of physical therapy, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in 2004 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a board certified pelvic health physical therapist specializing in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in men and women. She received the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St Louis’ Program in Physical Therapy and was named one of New Orleans’ Top 40 under 40 young professionals in 2019. Sara Reardon, PT, DPT, WCS Sara Reardon is a doctor of physical therapy graduating from Washington University in St Louis and board-certified women's health physical therapist. She specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, painful sex, and pregnancy and postpartum recovery. She is the owner of NOLA Pelvic Health, a private practice providing pelvic health physical therapy in New Orleans, La. and founder of The Vagina Whisperer, an online resource for pelvic health education. You can find Sara on Instagram at @the.vagina.whisperer where she has over 100k followers or on her website at www.thevaginawhisperer.com

Apr 8, 2020

Valerie is the author of The Mommy Plan. Valerie has spent 20 years abroad, working as a business consultant in Europe and Asia- Japan, U.K., Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia. It was during this time that I discovered, in my own life and those of many people I’ve cared for, how women struggle with various post-pregnancy symptoms. Valerie's education and teachings offer a blend of some of the most effective eastern and western postpartum recovery practices while guiding mothers through their physical and hormonal recovery cutting their healing time in half allowing them to be fully present.

Apr 1, 2020

Raichal is the Volunteer Director for GALS, Giving Austin Labor Support. Raichal is a student midwife originally from Mississippi and now calls Austin her home away from home. When Raichal is not on call apprenticing as a midwife she is directing and volunteer for GALS. GALS is a nonprofit that provides labor support in the Austin area.

Mar 25, 2020

Lisa is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, and author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. In this episode, Lisa discusses a bit on the history of the pill in America as well as three things to pay attention to while using one the fertility awareness methods. This episode has lots of information to help any menstruating human learn more about their fifth vital sign.

Mar 18, 2020

Karissa or “KK” is Tony Robbins top female trainer and performance strategist. At 25 years old and hand selected by Tony, she’s the youngest woman to ever hold the role and the only in the last decade. KK travels across North America 354 days out of the year speaking to a variety of different teams, companies, groups and organizations on the areas of mindset, success habits, leadership and sales mastery. Her strategy sessions blend her background in organizational theory with human psychology.

Jan 28, 2020

Kim Updegrove was born in New Jersey and has dedicated her career to saving babies’ lives and caring for women and children around the world. A registered nurse and certified nurse midwife (CNM), Updegrove earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at William Paterson University, a master of public health degree at Rutgers University and a master of science degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. After finishing her MSN, Updegrove left the Penn faculty and moved to New Haven, Conn., where she worked as a CNM, delivering more than 500 babies and providing well-woman care. She also served on the graduate faculty of the Yale University School of Nursing. Kim has devoted her professional efforts to growing the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin since 2002. Updegrove is a past president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), and chairs the guidelines committee helping to ensure quality control of donor human milk and cultivates the development of nonprofit milk banks. She has been invited to numerous states, Canadian provinces, China, Korea, Mexico, Poland, and Turkey to foster and mentor milk banks and to speak at regional, national, and international conferences on breastfeeding, milk banking, and women's health. She has been quoted in local media as well as ABC News, NBC News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. On days off Kim takes her grandson for hikes, plays tennis and talks to all who will listen about the life-saving powers of breast milk.

Jan 21, 2020

Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. She offers private counseling for women individually and with their partners on issues such as anxiousness and emotional fluctuation during pregnancy, postpartum blues and depression, and the complex issues that can arise between and around new and expectant parents. Dr. Berlin is is on the Board of Advisors for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and is a faculty member of Maternal Mental Health NOW Training institute. She conducts a multitude of live pregnancy and parenting workshops throughout Southern California and globally via Skype. You can read Dr. Alyssa's blogs on the Huffington Post where she contributes to PBS's 'This Emotional Life" project. Dr. Berlin received her doctorate at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA, went on to become a certified Gottman educator and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Alyssa and her husband, prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin live in Los Angeles and are the proud parents of four amazing children.

Jan 14, 2020

Nikki is a life coach for therapists, healers, seekers, and dreamers. She has transitioned out of a clinical therapy practice setting into one that embraces more humanity. Nikki has a ton of experience in trauma, highly sensitive people, addiction, and more. In this episode, Nikki and Lindsey discuss some heavy topics and how to support your nervous system when adopting a new way of living. This is a phenomenal episode to start 2020 to make sure you leave the old in the past and step into your new way of being today.

Jan 7, 2020

Sabia is a Radical Doula, Educator, Coach, Reproductive Justice Advocate & the founder of For The Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. Her mission is to bring inclusive, accessible and full spectrum education and resources to all individuals and organizations ready to take the next step in creating a world of inclusion, justice and equity to birthing people all over the world.

Dec 10, 2019

Lindsey Mathews & Embo reflect on 2019 and discuss the direction of BIRTHFIT in 2020!

Dec 3, 2019

Alexa, a mother of four, shares her journey to and through motherhood and the drastic differences between each of her births! From twins, to a home birth, Alexa has done it all and shares her learnings through each birth experience.

Nov 26, 2019

Ryan and Julie share each of their journie into investigating personal nourishment or lack there of and how personal wellbeing led them to create Needed - a sustailable Omega 3 company. Both hopeful mothers, Ryan and Julie shed light on how vital Omega 3's are to the preconception, prenatal, postpartum, and infant wellbeing.

Nov 19, 2019

Embo's doula client and friend Salina Ansley shares her story of going from a planned home birth to having a cesarean birth. This story comes with all the unexpected things that can come up in labor and birth. Salina courageously shares the lessons she learned as she had to adapt at every turn of her experience.

Nov 12, 2019

Lacey Fema and Kimmy Moss are coaches at DEUCE Gym among other titles and I was thrilled that they decided to take the BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar for a number of reasons but specifically because neither of them have children nor would they have desribed themselves as being "feminine" before exploring everything that the seminar has to offer. They talk about how BIRTHFIT really is for everyone, including themselves, and how the seminar impacted them both professionally and personally.

Nov 5, 2019

Tracy Burns is a mother of two, a formerm NICU nurse, a Certified Nurse Midwife, a BIRTHFIT Professional, a BIRTHFIT Coach, and a CrossFit coach who specializes in women's health. Tracy shares her story of how she got into medicine and then into midwifery. Her practice focuses primarily on low income households and it is her goal to change the way women are seen in the birth world. Tracy is bringing BIRTHFIT to Arizona in a big way!

Oct 29, 2019

Kelly Raney, DPT, is a pelvic health physical therapist and BIRTHFIT Professional in Durham, NC. She talks with Lindsay Mumma and shares her experience as a professional and as a mother of three in the arena of women's health and how she approaches the care of the pelvic floor and the whole body.

Oct 22, 2019

Anna is an entrepreneur who has spent the last two years trying to conceive. Anna vulnerably shares her conception journey with us and her current journey into IVF.

Oct 16, 2019

Justin Williams is a professional cyclist from Los Angeles. He is a 10x national champ. Justin is from South Central LA. His parents are both immigrants from Belize. He started riding at 13 and hasnt stopped. Just in the past year he and his brothers started their own team, Legion of LA. With this team and some bigger goals Justin has, he hopes to evolve the sport of cycling in America.

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.

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