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Sat, Jun 03


The Labour Dept.

How Pregnancy and Birth Change your Physiology: Bowel and Bladder

Learn how baby sometimes remodels your 'downstairs'. Discover the tools to fix that leaky faucet and clogged drain ;). Good for both mamas and mamas-to-be.

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How Pregnancy and Birth Change your Physiology: Bowel and Bladder
How Pregnancy and Birth Change your Physiology: Bowel and Bladder

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the Event

Discover how pregnancy and childbirth can affect your physiology, bowel and bladder function, and pelvic floor health with Britt van Hees, our pelvic floor expert. This comprehensive workshop covers the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy and birth, and provides tips and techniques to manage common issues such as incontinence (leaking urine), constipation, and pelvic pain. Whether you're dealing with bladder control issues, struggling with bowel movements, or simply looking to improve your pelvic health, Britt offers practical advice on exercises and lifestyle changes that can make a difference. Don't let pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on your body - arm yourself with the knowledge you need to take control of your pelvic health today.

This workshop is part of a three workshop series that can be taken individually or together. Interested in learning more about How Pregnancy and Birth Change your Physiology, check out our Body or Sex workshops.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for moms and moms-to-be who want to improve their bowel and bladder health and become more confident in their pelvic floor.

What will you learn?

In this workshop you will connect with other moms and learn about the:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor as it relates to peeing and pooping
  • Impact of pregnancy and birth on your bowel and bladder function, including issues like incontinence (leaking pee), constipation, pain and pelvic organ prolapse (vaginal heaviness)
  • Techniques to improve awareness and control of your pelvic floor (What is a kegel?)
  • Behavior and lifestyle modifications to improve bladder and bowel function
  • Community and resources available to support your pelvic and bowel and bladder wellness today

What should you bring?

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat (if you have one). Please consider having little ones stay at home, if possible. This way you can fully engage in the workshop and get the most benefit from the valuable information and activities we have planned. Give yourself the gift of undivided attention.

About your teacher:

Britt van Hees is a highly-qualified pelvic floor expert and educator who is dedicated to empowering women, particularly mothers, with the knowledge and tools needed to take control of their pelvic health. Britt holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy along with a Research Masters in the study of pelvic floor neuromuscular control. Britt is also a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association with over 10 years' experience treating patients and teaching clinicians about pelvic floor dysfunction.

Originally from Berkeley, California, Britt now resides in Amsterdam with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. She has taken a hiatus from clinical work in order to focus more fully on pelvic floor outreach and education. Britt is thrilled to partner with The Labour Depart. to present the How Pregnancy and Birth Change your Physiology workshop series and educate more mothers about pelvic wellness.

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