Lindsay Mumma brings knowledge and expertise to Meathead Hippie from the world of BirthFit, whose mission is to cultivate awareness and enhance education throughout the motherhood transition. Living out their mantra, “Slow is fast,” Lindsay talks about the delicate recovery process during postpartum and how it’s important for women to honor their bodies in that time of healing. “Your body is a completely changed entity and it has gone through a beautiful transformation.” Lindsay also explains the critical period of development in a baby’s life when it first learns how to breathe, stabilize and move. Other topics in this episode of Meathead Hippie include: the polyvagal theory, biohacks for the nervous system, the importance of being present in the moment, and pregnancy, birthing and motherhood tips!
5:40 Introducing BirthFit
“BirthFit is all about being in an empowered and educated state, specifically toward the motherhood transition.”
Defining the BirthFit mantra: “Slow is fast” and their 4 pillars of fitness, nutrition, mindset and connection.
15:45 How Babies First Learn How to Breathe
“We have to honor the learning process that babies go through when they are first learning how to breathe, stabilize and move.”
Learning how babies achieving movement through stabilizing diastasis
23:00 Embracing Your Postpartum Body
Acknowledging the language we use when talking about our bodies
“Your body is a completely changed entity and it has gone through a beautiful transformation.”
34:30 The Polyvagal Theory
The perception of threat or safety in a situation and how they both can cause neurological responses
The social aspect and how it can play a role for women in labor and babies development
38:30 Biohacks for the Nervous System
A biohack that no one wants to hear: Take a cold shower
Making the conscious choice to literally step into the now, and be present with yourself
47:30 Pregnancy, Birthing and Motherhood Tips
Finding support from people that will help you be your best self
Researching, gaining knowledge and preparing for motherhood
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