Physical Therapy Considerations: Birth Preparation Part 1 and Birth Preparation Part 2

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Birth Preparation Part 1: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Is this your first baby or your last baby? Are you wondering what you can do to improve your chances of having a smooth labor and delivery?

Whether it is your first, your last, or somewhere in between, this course will teach you and your partner beyond the birthing basics. Every birth is different- get prepared with research-supported strategies that every family should know!

In this wellness coaching session, you will learn:

  • How to tell the difference between Braxton-Hicks contractions and true labor contractions
  • What should happen in an uncomplicated birth, to know what to watch out for if things start to change during your birth
  • When “True Labor” starts, and why that matters for the labor timeline and medical interventions
  • To epidural or not to epidural? What are the effects and other options?
  • Which positions are helpful during each stage of labor and delivery (with and without an epidural) to keep your labor moving forward
  • To push or not to push? And how your strategy can affect your pelvic floor!

*Once you register, our office will contact you to schedule your class*

 

Birth Preparation Part 2: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Is this your first baby or your last baby? Are you wondering what you can do to improve your chances of having a smooth labor and delivery?

Whether it is your first, your last, or somewhere in between, this course will teach you and your partner beyond the birthing basics. Every birth is different- get prepared with research-supported strategies that every family should know!

In this wellness coaching session, you will learn:

  • How to open the birth canal both from the top and bottom
  • Labor and delivery positions to decrease the risk of pelvic floor trauma
  • Labor and delivery positions to decrease the risk of injury and improve labor with an epidural
  • Labor and delivery positions to decrease general discomfort and slow labor progress
  • Pain management techniques that are non-medical
  • Labor and delivery positions to decrease the risk of further injury if you have pre-existing orthopedic conditions such as low back pain, pelvic pain, hip or knee pain

*Once you register, our office will contact you to schedule your class*