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Pushing Power: 2nd Stage Labor & Your Pelvic Floor (In-Person)


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Pushing Power: 2nd Stage Labor & Your Pelvic Floor (In-Person at The Wild)

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July 21: 3:00-5:00pm
September 15: 3:00-5:00pm

October 13: 12:00-2:00pm

December 8: 12:00-2:00pm

Early Bird Price: $125

Regular Price: $139 

*Purchased tickets cover the pregnant person and their significant other.


About the Class: 

Research shows that the excess force from long periods of breath holding while sustaining pushing and pushing in an uncoordinated way may be harmful to the perineum, resulting in tears and weaker pelvic floor muscles, months or years after birth.

This 2 hr class on Birth and the Pelvic Floor includes practical and evidence-based strategies to optimize the birthing process and pelvic health for birthing people.

We will explore:

 - What is the second stage of labor? 

 - How to prepare your pelvis and your pelvic floor?

 - Learn strategies to shorten the Pushing Stage (with or without an epidural)

 - Gain confidence on how to push. (with or without an epidural)

 - Pelvic anatomy + biomechanics for birth

- The influence of pelvic mobility during the birthing process.

 - The relationship between the the baby and the bony pelvis

 - Pushing positions

- And breath: the “how to”

Birthing people are often under-prepared for the pushing part of labor, which may contribute to many hours of ineffective pushing, long-term pelvic floor damage and weakness, medical interventions, or even a cesarean birth. This is due in part to lack of understanding of and limited preparation for optimal pushing. Chantal created her workshop, Pushing Power, to educate and empower pregnant people about their own bodies, especially for the pushing part of labor!

In her unique class you will learn the essential role of the pelvic floor muscles and how they help the baby rotate and get into the birth-ready position. We will find the landmarks of the bony pelvic in ourselves and determine how the pelvis and baby interact during birth and how to make more space for the baby. We will discover what the "2nd Stage" of labor is and what happens during pushing and learn strategies to help it be more easeful and shorter and reduce perineal trauma. We will review breath and practice some positions for effective pushing and how best to prepare the pregnant body for pushing. Whether an epidural and how best to prepare the pregnant body for pushing. Whether an epidural or unmedicated birth is planned, Chantal's workshop will leave you feeling confident and prepared.

About the Instructor, Chantal Traub:

The owner and founder of Pushing Power™ - a workshop to empower body and mind for birth, push effectively and protect the pelvic floor. She is passionate about teaching expecting families and about pelvic health for birth and to give them the tools and resources to help themselves. Chantal is a certified Doula CD(DONA) and Childbirth Educator (LAMAZE, CEA,MNY) and has been teaching and assisting expecting families in the New York Metro area since 2003. She is a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC/HWC) and also Certified in both Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga as well as a Certified MUTU® System Pro.

Learn more about Chantal here: