Are you curious about preparing for pregnancy or birth? Want to know if you can still lift heavy or keep up your normal fitness routine? According to Dr. Lindsey Mathews Cantu, CEO and founder of BIRTHFIT, birth is the most athletic event of your life! Learn about preparing mentally, emotionally and physically for pregnancy and birth and how the conventional approach to fitness during pregnancy is all wrong.
In this episode, we interview Lindsey about everything from mindset and following your intuition to heart rate variability and beyond. We cover the state of birth in America and how the medicalization of birth can increase the risk of interventions and complications. Plus we discuss medical freedom, home birth, working out at any stage from preconception through postpartum and beyond.
More about Dr. Lindsey Mathews Cantu:
Lindsey is a doctor of chiropractic, birth doula, NLP practitioner, strength and conditioning coach, and Mercier Therapist. Lindsey started BIRTHFIT in 2013 as a blog with a deep desire to support and educate women in their menstrual cycles, movement and fitness and training, biohacking and nourishment, and throughout the motherhood transition.
Lindsey is the CEO and Founder of BIRTHFIT and co-founder and chiropractor at Willow Haus in New Braunfels, TX.
BIRTHFIT provides holistic, general strength and conditioning for women in all seasons and cycles of their lives, including preconception, pregnancy, and healing postpartum.
Willow Haus is a nervous system chiropractic and wellness practice in New Braunfels, TX serving intentional living people and families throughout the Texas Hill Country.
Lindsey and her husband Lance currently call Wimberley, TX home.
Lindsey’s core values are LOVE, GROWTH, FREEDOM, and CONNECTION.
Also in this episode:
- Lindsey’s Story
- How to Prepare for Birth
- Fever Myths and Bone Broth Popsicles
- Episode 171 Movement as Medicine with Dr. Deb Kern
- The Importance of Breath
- Heart Rate Variability
- Following Your Intuition
- Exercise Modifications for Pregnancy
- Birth in America
- Where to Find Dr. Lindsey
- Instagram: @lindsey_m_cantu
- Willow Haus
Sponsors for this episode:
This episode is sponsored by KetoCon! I am so excited to share that I will be speaking at/attending KetoCon Austin on July 8 – 10 this summer! KetoCon is an annual event held at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, TX. It is the largest event in the U.S. focused solely on the science and stories of living a ketogenic diet and lifestyle. It will feature over 50 speakers who are a combination of medical professionals, researchers, bloggers, technology developers, fitness experts and every day people who have used the ketogenic diet and lifestyle to improve their health. For discounted tickets, go to ketocon.org and click on the GET TICKETS button and use the discount code: nourished10 at checkout and receive a 10% discount code on 3-Day General Admission passes.