"I am here to bring awareness to this transition that occurs between preconception and postpartum- the most divinely feminine time in a woman's life."
-Dr. Merissa Beard
MErISSA Beard, DC
I am a chiropractor, a mom, and a new gym owner! I am here to serve moms as they begin to think about conception all the way through postpartum and beyond. I became a Regional Director for BIRTHFIT in 2018 as a way to better serve this amazing community of moms we have here in Conway, AR. After a heartbreaking birth experience despite having this wonderful pregnancy, I was disappointed to learn that there was a huge gap that needed to be filled in prenatal and postpartum care.
Even with my chiropractic education and trust in the innate wisdom of the body to birth a baby, I still had questions. Why did my home birth turn into a C-section? Why wouldn't my baby descend and fully engage my cervix? Why did no one evaluate my core and pelvic floor before learning me for exercise? My continuing education that I initially began for my own questions led me to BIRTHFIT. BIRTHFIT links my utmost trust in the innate wisdom of the body, my passion for functional fitness and whole food nutrition, and my heart's desire to empower women.
My husband and I own two amazing businesses to bring health to the community: Beard Family Chiropractic and CrossFit Conway. I am a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and am certified in the Webster Technique for prenatal care. I have additional certifications in Applied Kinesiology through the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), as well as the L1 Training Certificate through CrossFit.