Upon completion of this workshop you will feel empowered in your knowledge of:
Pelvic floor and core anatomy; what to do to prepare them for childbirth and faster postpartum recovery.
Why pelvic floor relaxation is important for birthing and how you can practice on your own.
How to improve the efficiency of your pushing and finding the birthing position that is right for you.
What you can do prior to and during birth to reduce the likelihood and severity of perineal tearing.
Understanding the different types of perineal tears and how to best manage them.
Postpartum expectations and recovery of pain, bladder, bowel, and sexual health.
Signs you may need individualized help during pregnancy and postpartum and where you can find it.
Session 1: Baseline Essentials
Pelvic floor + core anatomy
Learn how to perform foundational pelvic floor movements
Belly breathing basics
Prepare core + pelvic floor for birth
Session 2: Push Preparation
Pushing techniques and practice mock pushing
Trial of different birthing positions
Biomechanics of opening pelvic outlet
Session 3: Perineal Preparation
Perineal tearing education
Perineal tear risk reduction
How to manage perineal tears
C- Section recovery and management
Session 4: Postpartum Recovery
Postpartum abdominal check + recovery
Postpartum bladder and bowel movements
Returning to sex postpartum
Signs for personalized care + where to get help