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The Labour Dept.

How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: the Body

Learn how baby changes your body and get to know how to stand, move and groove again, no matter where you are on your pregnancy journey.

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How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: the Body
How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: the Body

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

About the Event

Are you curious about how pregnancy and birth can affect your Body, Bowel and Bladder, and Sex life? We're offering a series of three workshops that focus on understanding changes in your physiology and pelvic floor during pregnancy and postpartum. The best part is that you can choose to take just one, two, or all three workshops, depending on what matters most to you!

In our 'Body' workshop, we'll explore how having a baby changes your breathing, postural and movement patterns and how this is intricately connected with the pelvic floor. Discover the interplay between baby and your core and learn tips to save energy, avoid injury, and (re)build your strength.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for moms and moms-to-be who want to move better, and become more confident in their pelvic health.

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 posture and movement
  • Impact of pregnancy and childbirth on your core and pelvic floor
  • Techniques to (re)connect with your pelvic floor during your daily activities- like sitting, standing or lifting your child
  • Ways to avoid injury, build strength and save energy during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Almighty kegel (pssst, it's actually not-so-mighty)
  • Community and resources available to support your pelvic 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 inorder 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 wellnes.

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