2nd Stage Labor & Your Pelvic Floor with Chantal Traub
Birthing people are often under prepared for the pushing part of labor, which may contribute to many hours of ineffective pushing, long term pelvic floor damage and weakness, medical interventions or even a cesarean birth. This is due in part to a lack of understanding of and limited preparation for optimal pushing. Chantal created her workshop, Pushing Power to educate and empower pregnant people about their own bodies, especially for the pushing part of labor!
In her unique class you will learn the essential role of the pelvic floor muscles and how they help rotate the baby and get into birth ready position. 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 space for baby. We will discover what “2nd Stage” of labor is and what happens during pushing and explore strategies to help it be more easeful and shorter and reduce perineal trauma. We will review breath and practice positions for effective pushing and how best to prepare the pregnant body for pushing and a full postpartum recovery.
Whether an epidural or unmedicated birth is planned; Chantal’s workshop will leave you feeling confident and prepared.
TUES, JUL 12
6:30 - 8:30 PM
$125 Early Bird Price (through 5/31)
WED, SEPT 7
6:30 - 8:30 PM
$125 Early Bird Price (through 5/4)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
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.