The Pelvic Floor: A Workshop for Doulas *VIRTUAL*


Monday, November 9th 7-9pm via Zoom 

Sliding Scale $15-$30  

Register HERE!

About the Workshop: 

Doulas are often the first and perhaps only people with whom a birthing person will feel comfortable discussing pelvic floor related issues. This workshop, led by pelvic floor therapist Sonia Reiter, will provide vital information that will help doulas assist their clients in maintaining a healthy core and pelvic floor during and beyond pregnancy. This workshop will include some breath and movement work so wear clothes that are comfortable to move in.

The workshop will cover some key topics including:
  • How to care for the pelvic floor during and after pregnancy
  • Demystification of the kegel and “reverse” kegel
  • What birth positions may be best for your client and how to explain and guide your client through the physical mechanics of pushing
  • Postpartum rehabilitation and managing the first 6 weeks
  • Common pelvic floor related dysfunctions and when you should refer your client to a pelvic floor therapist

About the instructor:

Sonia is an occupational therapist specializing in pelvic health with a focus on the perinatal population. Sonia works at the Functional Pelvis and also treats pre and postpartum clients at Nettle Wellness, a midwifery practice in Bedstuy Brooklyn. In addition, Sonia sees clients in her own private practice.

Sonia graduated from SUNY Downstate with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and received a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance from Oberlin College.  In her work with clients, she uses awareness training, targeted exercise, breath work, yoga, manual therapy and lifestyle modification to help women find relief from conditions such as pelvic pain, prolapse, dyspareunia (pain with sex), incontinence/leaking, constipation, diastasis recti, general deconditioning and pre and postnatal complications.  Sonia is skilled in helping her clients navigate the psychological and social impact that pelvic floor issues have on relationships and day to day life.

Sonia trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation with Herman & Wallace Institute and Lindsey Vestal of the Functional Pelvis and studied pre and postnatal yoga with Jane Austin, Lara Kohn Thompson and Beth Donnelly Caban.  In addition to her work as a pelvic floor therapist, Sonia teaches prenatal yoga and leads new parent support groups at Juniper Yoga and The Wild in Brooklyn, NY.

Sonia lives in Brooklyn and Stone Ridge, NY with her husband Michael and son Casio.

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