In this episode, we talk to Bria and Katie of Birthfit Boise about the importance of the right kind of exercise in pregnancy and postpartum based on your individual needs and realistic goals for postpartum recovery. ACOG suggests that pregnant women “engage in 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise on most, if not all, days of the week.”, but many providers don’t discuss this with their patients. They discuss recommended guidelines for exercise during pregnancy, how to prepare you body for labor, and how to ‘prehab’ your body for optimal recovery after delivery. The ‘athlete’ mentality is discussed and common sense advice on why and how to adjust your drive and goals during the pregnancy and postpartum period for long term body health and well-being.
BIRTHFIT Boise is a flagship location for the BIRTHFIT movement that is working to change the way our society views birth and parenthood transition.Together Katie and Bria lead prenatal and postpartum fitness classes, postpartum rehabilitation series’, and teach childbirth education – all of which encompass BIRTHFIT’s 4 pillars of fitness, nutrition, mindset, and connection. They believe that strong humans make strong babies and that those babies can change the world.
Bria co-owner of BIRTHFIT Boise, a DONA Certified Doula, Crossfit Level 1 trainer, mother of two spirited kids, and the wife of an Army Veteran. She is currently in school with plans to become a registered nurse. Her passion for fitness and birth are perfectly combined with her work as co-owner of BIRTHFIT Boise with Katie.
Katie found her passion of helping families through the transition into parenthood during her own motherhood transition and after years of school, including a degree in chemistry, an MBA, and winemaking certificate. She is a Boise native, and also a birth doula, CrossFit Level 1 trainer, mama of 1 with another on the way, and co-owner of BIRTHFIT Boise with Bria.