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Birth Essentials: Pelvic Floor Preparation For Labour

Let's face it: labour and delivery are scary, and it can be scarier not knowing what to expect. How can you best prepare your pelvic floor for an effective, safe delivery? How can you reduce your risk of tearing and long-term pelvic floor dysfunction? What interventions might you be presented with during your delivery, and what do they mean for your health in the long term? Perhaps the most important question of all: how the HECK do I push?

Better Birth Outcomes Start With Better Education

Labour and delivery is one of the biggest physical feats many women will have ever performed, and the majority of us are going into it with little (or no) information about what to expect, questions we need to ask, interventions we might see (and what they actually mean for us in the long term), and what we can do to have a better outcome.

This workshop aims to provide you with more information so that you can take a proactive, empowered approach to your third trimester, labour and delivery. Approach your due date with confidence and without fear knowing that you've prepared for this huge event using the most up-to-date research-informed approach.

In this two-hour workshop we will cover:

  • Perineal stretching to reduce or prevent tears

  • Pelvic floor connection

  • Pushing to protect the pelvic floor

  • Stages of labour

  • Potential interventions you may be presented with, their indications and implications

  • Mobility during the third trimester and labour

  • And what the HECK your partner can do to support you

This workshop is being offered four times/year:

  • March (for due dates in April, May and June)

  • June (for due dates in June, July and August)

  • September (for due dates in October, November and December)

  • December (for due dates in January, February and March)

Partners are welcome (and encouraged) to attend, only one registration is required per family.

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