#75 with Lindsey Mumma : On Birthing, Being in Your Body, and Cold Showers For the Brain | EmFit
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#75 with Lindsey Mumma : On Birthing, Being in Your Body, and Cold Showers For the Brain

 

 

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Lindsay Mumma DC 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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