January 13, February 11, March 16 7:30pm-9:30pm *VIRTUAL*
“I still don’t understand how I am going to get this baby out of my body” - said nearly every woman ever. Pushing is often most dramatic phase of childbirth but often comes without instructions, even in long form childbirth classes (there is never enough time!). We will walk you through the boney pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, fetal alignment, and breathing techniques so you can understand the physiology of pushing. You will practice various positions and make an action plan for at-home exercises to help train your body for the main event.
About the Instructor:
Ashley Brichter, CCCE, CLC Founder, Birth Smarter
Ashley started Birth Smarter to bring relevant and engaging education to the modern parent. She is a mother of two, Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator through CEA/MNY, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a birth and postpartum doula. Ashley is trained in Comforting Touch for Labor, Rebozo Techniques for Childbirth, Dream Birth Imagery, Spinning Babies, Prenatal Yoga, and Pelvic Health.
About Birth Smarter
In a world where it is difficult to keep sight of what is most important Birth Smarter aims to call our attention back to what is valuable. Do you notice that expectant parents spend more time choosing a stroller than they do a midwife or obstetrician? More time arranging their nursery than arranging comprehensive support for after the birth. As a business we have the power to convince you that pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period are worth investing in. If we don’t, women and families suffer and you miss the opportunity to build an intentional foundation for your family; the foundation on which we’d like our society to rest.
Birth Smarter lives in the space where biology meets society, wisdom meets data, and empathy meets activism. We believe that transparency is the key to birth, babies, and business, that it is always worth investing in parents, and that together, we can change the world. Our unique birth and parenting classes offer expecting parents and their support team the information and practice that will enable them to think critically and improvise during high stakes moments. Our continuing education workshops empower health and wellness professionals to become trusted pillars of their perinatal community. We’re shaping the future, one birth at a time.