Sunday, March 15th 11:30-2:00pm
What I’ve noticed from going to hundreds of births, is that women are often under-prepared for the pushing part of labor. I feel this is due in part to a lack of understanding of and limited preparation for optimal pushing. My goal is to help women prepare for a positive birth experience, especially empowering body and mind for birth and preparing for the Power of the Push!
Giving birth can be one of the most significant events of any woman’s life, and it may also bring up a lot of anxiety and fear, especially around pushing and the possibility of tearing.
In my unique classes you will learn how to connect your breath with the pelvic floor and core. We will find the landmarks of the bony pelvis in ourselves and determine how the pelvis and baby interact during birth and how to make more room in the pelvis for baby. We will understand the essential role of the pelvic floor muscles and how they can help the baby rotate and get into optimal position for birth. We will discover what “2nd stage” of labor is and what happens during pushing and explore strategies to help it be more easeful and functional.
We will review positions and breath for effective pushing and how best to prepare beforehand for a functionally balanced pelvis through each stage and postpartum recovery. We will learn some exercises to relax and release the pelvic floor muscles in order to let go and let the baby out.
Whether an epidural or unmedicated birth is planned; Pushing Power™ will leave you feeling confident and prepared. Partners are welcome but not required!
Chantal Traub is the owner and founder of Pushing Power™ – a workshop to empower body and mind for birth, push effectively and protect the pelvic floor. She is passionate about teaching women about core health for birth and beyond and to give them the tools and resources to help themselves. Chantal is a Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator (LAMAZE, CEA/MNY) and has been teaching and assisting expecting families in the New York Metro area since 2003. She is also Certified in both Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and is a Certified MUTU® System Pro.
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