Labor & Delivery Prep Session
I recommend having this session scheduled between weeks 34-36 of your pregnancy but it can also be done before or after these weeks as well. If your partner and any other birth professional would like to attend that would be ideal.
We will review:
Labor positions with biofeedback to determine in which positions your pelvic floor muscles are the most relaxed
"Perinal Prep" or massage techniques to prevent perineal tearing
Partner techniques for managing back discomfort during labor
Breathing techniques with pelvic floor muscle relaxation
Biofeedback is great tool that we can use in your home to assess and treat your pelvic floor muscles. This is a tool that measures nerve activity in your pelvic floor muscles and then transmits it to the biofeedback device or a computer so you can see your pelvic floor muscle activity on the screen as your muscles contract and relax. It provides a great visual for you to see the strength, endurance, and relaxation of your pelvic floor muscles during kegels and relaxation. We can use it to assess labor positions while you are pregnant to see what positions allow you to relax your pelvic floor muscles the most so you can use that information while in labor.