Continuing Education Course for Birth Professionals
This class will discuss ways to heal and get your body back after your baby is born and is intended for women during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Ideally this class would be taken during pregnancy to prepare for the postnatal period; however, the information is very beneficial whether you are early postnatal or even years postnatal.
Kegels and the pelvic floor: Learn if you should be doing Kegels, and how to do them correctly to improve muscle tone in the pelvic floor
Diastasis recti and abdominal exercises: Familiarize yourself with how to correct abdominal separation and learn safe abdominal exercises to begin after birth to regain strength
Posture and body mechanics: Learn about correcting posture and body mechanics for childcare activities to prevent injury or pain
Scar tissue management: Learn how to take care of perineal or cesarean scar tissue to prevent complications like adhesions or tightness
Sex after birth: Discuss what is normal and what to do if you have discomfort
Learn how to take care of your body to keep you healthy and strong when your baby arrives!
Taught by Whitney Sippl, DPT, WCS, a women’s health physical therapist specializing in prenatal and postnatal physical therapy.