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"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to loves others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life." - John Lennon

Is this not the most important thing in your life?

    In my opinion, the decisions you make during your pregnancy, those you make in regards to labor and delivery, and then, the immediate postpartum phase are some of the most important decisions in your life and YOUR CHILD’S…

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BIRTHFIT MOVEMENT: THE LUNGE

The lunge is a great movement that can reveal any asymmetries while also strengthening the legs, core, and posterior chain. Whenever we work with someone and they have any sort of discomfort while doing lunges, we advise them to see…

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MEET THE BIRTHFIT DOULA: EMILY RUSSAK

      Meet the Doula: Emily Russak Emily “Embo” Russak is not only a local Los Angeles based BIRTHFIT coach; she is now a doula in the Los Angeles area. In order to complete her doula certification, Emily needs…

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How Important is The First Adjustment?

  Why on earth would a baby need adjusted? Yes, I thought that, too.  But it actually makes sense!  If you’ve given birth, you know what a strenuous journey that is for a mother (no matter the style of birth…

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The push up translates to a lot in life. Move efficiently.

BirthFIT Movement: The Push Up.

The Push Up   Training Read our disclaimer before exercising. Always check-in with your healthcare provider and yourself before training.   Rookie Recommended weight: 5 lbs-15 lbs dumb bells Climb the Ladder for 3 min: 2, 4, 6, 8……. DB…

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Does Perfectionism Have a Hold on You?

If you are a BirthFit mama, soon-to-be mama, eventual mama, or even grand-mama, I’m certain you have a perfectionist tendency.  That’s because perfectionism exists, to some extent, in all of us.  We measure ourselves against this standard and, unless you have actual…

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BirthFIT Movements: The Plank

The plank is solid whole body exercise that will engage in the core.The shoulders are actively engaged and push the earth away. The core is solid like a Chinese Finger Puppet. The legs are slightly externally rotated so the butt…

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We LOVE Brian the Birth Guy!

Brian the Birth Guy!  Most Moms-to-be take a breastfeeding class prior to the birth of their baby. The focus is on correct latch and positioning, how to tell if the baby is getting enough nourishment, and other newborn related breastfeeding…

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Today You Are You!

  Today you are YOU! As a doula, I’ve had the opportunity to witness over 75 women give birth. Every single birth teaches me something, as every single birth is different. Just as we are unique individuals, the way we…

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BirthFIT Movement: Farmer’s Carry

  The Farmers Carry is a movement that can be done just standing in one place, walking, or even while lunging. Remember to keep your shoulder back and down as if you were placing your scapula in your back pockets….

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