In this two hour workshop for birth professionals you will learn about how the pelvic floor changes in pregnancy, how different birth interventions can impact pelvic floor function, how to educate clients about preventative measures, and how to help clients heal from birth related pelvic trauma. You will also gain tools to discuss sexual health in the postpartum with your clients, receive resources (practitioners, readings, etc.) to share with clients, and learn how you can support your client's healing in a variety of ways (through exercise, nutrition, etc.).
A healthy, functioning pelvic floor is vital for a woman's overall health. So many women suffer from dysfunction after childbirth and it can often be prevented with the right preparation and education, and can certainly be more adequately healed in the postpartum with education. Many primary care providers do not give women enough information about their pelvic floor health, and will dismiss their concerns with recommendations to just do kegels, or worse, just have a glass of wine and relax (when women feel pain with sex after birth). By learning more about the ways we can support pelvic floor health, you will be able to bridge the information gap that our clients crave and deserve.