#91 - Lindsey Meehleis: Birth and Death are Two Sides to the Same Coin

We live in a time where having a home birth is a privilege, and the only way to do it with a home birth midwife is to be in peak health. Lindsey Meehleis is a home birth midwife who is passionate about helping her clients exercise their autonomy. She wants women to know that the best way to give birth wherever you want is to take care of yourself through your diet and lifestyle and that there are simple, affordable ways to do so. As birth workers, we need the language and insight into how to hold space for a pregnant woman or her partner who goes through one of these tragic, albeit rare, events. Lindsey has an insightful perspective on the divine experiences surrounding birth and death, and I love that she's willing to get deep into this. I’m sure you’ll learn so much from this episode. [00:11:32] Lindsey’s Transformative Birth Experience [00:16:32] Working Outside of the Hospital System [00:21:33] Veganism in Pregnancy [00:39:25] Connecting With Our Food [00:46:39] Reverence for Death [00:53:42] Finding Meaning in Death [01:03:39] Breathwork in Pregnancy & Labor [01:11:51] Midwife Licensing Visit the show notes for resources, links mentioned, and more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/podcast/sandraalvarez Made possible by: Fit For Birth - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their pregnancy and postpartum-specific coaching! FullWell - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their high-quality prenatal vitamins! Terra & Co. - use our code BELOVED15 for 15% off their dental care products that work with nature! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! Lindsey Meehleis: Website | Creatingritual.com Instagram @lindsey_meehleis Find me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theholisticobgyn/message

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We don’t need to burn down the medical industrial complex to change women’s healthcare. We merely need a life raft to demonstrate how truly holistic care is better than pharmaceuticals and surgery. This podcast is the catalyst for a new take on pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and everything in between. It features conversations about relationships, medicine, food systems, political activism, spirituality, and the sacred rites of passage in life, namely birth and death.