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Prepare Your Pelvic Floor for Birth

  • Center for Birth 1500 Eastlake Avenue East Seattle, WA, 98102 United States (map)

Dr. April Bolding, Women's Health physical therapist, childbirth educator and doula, created this workshop for pregnant women who want to prepare their pelvic floor muscles for childbirth. This is a great class for women having first or subsequent births, including preparing for a VBAC.

We will cover:
-Pelvic floor anatomy and function
-Perineal massage
-Guidance practicing neuromuscular exercises that will train your muscles open/yield to your baby in first stage of labor and effectively push in second stage of labor. 
-Isolation of muscles to promote urinary control
-Strategies to prevent pelvic organ prolapse
-Postpartum plan for long-term pelvic health

You will receive:
- Phoenix Heart kit : Heart pillow, washable cover, healing insert, pelvic floor self-assessment guide, sowing seeds cards, re-birthday candle
-Preparing for Childbirth audio module for home practice; includes education, neuromuscular re-education exercises for birth, healing visualizations. ($125 value)

Cost: $155
More information : http://aprilbolding.com/childbirth-classes-57/143-workshops-phoenix-hearts-arise

Invited: Self-identifying, pregnant women of any expression

Register/Contact: info@aprilbolding.com

Earlier Event: November 24
Sacred Circle
Later Event: December 16
One-Day Hypnobirthing Dec 16