August 12, 7:30pm-9:30pm *VIRTUAL*
September 9, 7:30pm-9:30pm *VIRTUAL*
“I still don’t understand how I am going to get this baby out of my body!” -birthing people everywhere
Pushing can be the most dramatic phase of childbirth but often comes without instructions, even in long form childbirth classes (there is never enough time!).
In this 2-hour class we will start with anatomy and walk you through the bony pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, fetal alignment, and breathing techniques so you can understand the physiology of pushing. You will practice pelvic floor contractions and relaxation, as well as various pushing positions to help train your body for the main event.
With additional resources, we’ll work together to make an action plan for at-home practice! With an intense focus on alignment, posture, and pelvic health this class is a must-take for every pregnant person. It has the added benefit of preparing folks for postpartum pelvic floor recovery as well.
This class is taught by Birthsmarter’s founder, Ashley.
Great as a standalone class, but we love to bundle this class with our One-Day Childbirth Education, Comfort + Coping, Postpartum Planning, Lactation (Not So) Basics, and Newborn Care classes for a truly comprehensive education! Book all five classes in one transaction for 10% off. All classes include you + your support team.
What do you get when you take Push Prep?
- 2 hours of action-oriented, personalized live instruction
- Additional PDFs on perineal massage, postural reminders, and pelvic floor exercises to help prepare your body for pushing
- Live Office Hours on Zoom after class
- Access to Birthsmarter's Online Resource Directory for Pregnancy + Parenting
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.
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.