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Injury Prevention & Ergo Baby Care for New Moms (In-Person)

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Injury Prevention & Ergo Baby Care for New Moms (In-Person)


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Workshop will be held the first Tuesday of the month (with the exception of April, which will be the second Tuesday, April 9)

1:30pm-2:30pm 

March 5

April 9

May 7

June 4

July 2

August 6

Open to pregnant and postpartum individuals. Kids are welcome!


About the Class:


During this interactive workshop you will:

  • Learn a number of ergonomic risk factors associated with child rearing tasks
  • Receive a brief overview of common injuries in new moms
  • Participate in a series of postural strengthening exercises followed by a set of stretches aimed to reduce muscle tension and tightness in areas that are commonly affected. Instructor will give manual and verbal input, as needed, to encourage proper form
  • Practice joint protection strategies and get instructor feedback in real time on positioning during activities such as floor play, picking up/putting down the baby, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, diaper changes, etc.

The above education and tools will equip you to reduce the chances of injury in your journey through early motherhood. The more you incorporate good positioning in daily life the more habitual/natural it will feel. By building postural strength through consistently performing exercises you learn in this workshop, you will also be less vulnerable to injuries from the inherently unpredictable nature of baby handling.


What to bring:
Comfortable clothes and a bottle of water. No additional equipment necessary. If you have any injuries or concerns you would like to discuss ahead of time, please email me at info@home-mama.com.


Drop-In and Cancellation Policy:

Drop-ins are welcome! Cancellation must be provided at least 24-hours ahead to receive a full refund. If you need to cancel within 24-hours and would like to transfer your registration to a different date please email me.


About the Instructor:


Stephanie Wu is an occupational therapist, certified hand therapist, and certified ergonomic assessment specialist. She has also completed coursework in perinatal mental health through Maternal Mental Health NOW and Postpartum Support International. Her clinical experience spans private clinics and various hospitals across New York City including Mount Sinai, NY-Presbyterian, and Lenox Hill. 

Stephanie is the founder of H.O.M.E. MAMA, a private practice dedicated to providing in-home maternal health support. She offers in-home hand therapy services to individuals who have pain in their arms or hands during pregnancy or after giving birth; provides ergonomic assessments and interventions to reduce the chances of getting new injuries as a result of everyday childcare tasks; and provides holistic occupational therapy to help moms adjust to this new phase of life. At H.O.M.E. you receive hands-on support and practical strategies to alleviate pain and increase comfort to ease the physical demands of baby care. Stephanie is a mother of a boy (born May 2020) and a daughter (born May 2022). She understands firsthand how demanding and overwhelming motherhood can be. You aren’t in this alone. Mothers
Stronger Together.

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