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The Labour Dept.

How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: Sex

Concerned how pregnancy and birth could change your sex life? Come learn about the ins and outs (pun intended), and how to help bring your sexy back.

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How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: Sex
How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: Sex

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

About the Event

Explore how pregnancy and childbirth can impact your pelvic and sexual health with Britt van Hees, our pelvic floor expert. This comprehensive workshop covers the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy and birth, such as changes in libido, vaginal dryness, and pain during sex. We provide tips and techniques to manage these common issues to help you improve your sexual wellness. Whether you're dealing with postpartum concerns or simply looking to enhance your sexual wellbeing, this workshop offers practical advice on exercises, communication strategies, and lifestyle changes that can make a difference. Our expert creates a safe and supportive environment for all moms, and provides you with the tools you need to optimize your pelvic and sexual wellness. Join us for this transformative journey towards a healthy, happy pelvic floor and a fulfilling sex life!

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 Bladder and Bowel workshops.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for moms and moms-to-be who want to become confident in their pelvic health and improve their sexual wellbeing.

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 sexual function
  • Impact of pregnancy, birth and postpartum on your sexual wellness, including issues like pain with sex, and changes in orgasm quality
  • Lifestyle and behavior modifications to improve your sexual wellbeing
  • Techniques to improve awareness of your pelvic floor muscles (vaginal muscles) and perineum (around the vulva)
  • Strategies to connect with yourself and communicate with your partner to improve your sexual wellbeing
  • Community and resources available to support your pelvic and sexual 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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