191 episodes

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.

The BIRTHFIT Podcast BIRTHFIT

    • Fitness
    • 4.7, 95 Ratings

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.

    191: Sara Reardon

    191: Sara Reardon

    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

    • 51 min
    190: Valerie Lynn

    190: Valerie Lynn

    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.

    • 39 min
    189: Raichal Reed (Giving Austin Labor Support)

    189: Raichal Reed (Giving Austin Labor Support)

    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.

    • 48 min
    188: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

    188: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    187: Karissa Kouchis

    187: Karissa Kouchis

    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    186: Kim Updegrove

    186: Kim Updegrove

    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.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

GigEmLindsey ,

Single Woman, No Kids

The BIRTHFIT Movement will not stop. This is such a real, practical podcast that tackles subjects for the modern human.

LeahBarto ,

Love

This podcast is a one stop shop for all things preconception, prenatal, postpartum, parenthood, and navigating the female cycle. From a wide array of guests and professionals in their fields to birth stories and more, the BIRTHFIT movement is clear here that there’s a seat at the table for anyone who wants to be a part of changing the way birth is viewed and done today. Anyone can learn from these episodes!

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Information with expectation!

Thank you Birthfit for providing us with information without any judgement or expectation. We are listening and soaking it all up. Keep it coming! <3

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