Pushing Power™

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.

Note: In an effort to maximize space at our studio, this workshop is for the birthing person only. Should a partner wish to attend, they may purchase a second spot.

IN STUDIO or ONLINE (see options below)

In studio workshops are held at our Upper West Side location (141 W 72nd Street). Online workshops are held via Zoom. We reserve the right to move any in-person workshops online if necessary.

March 14
Online (Zoom)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


(pricing per 1 person)

May 5

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


(pricing per 1 person)
$125 Early Bird Pricing (available through 3/24)

Please arrive on time to in-studio sessions. Latecomers will not be admitted 15 minutes after the workshop has started for any reason - no exceptions.



Available for 6 months from purchase.


Chantal Traub

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.

Accessibility note: Our yoga studio is located on the second floor of a walk-up building. We offer a variety of bolsters, blankets, blocks, back jacks, and a few birth balls for comfortable seating.