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Empowered Birth  Workshop

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An in person 90 minute Birth Prep Workshop with a Pelvic PT specialized in pregnancy and postpartum treatments

A workshop with evidence based birth prep topics that includes information on:

  •  The pelvic floor’s role during labor and delivery

  •  Pain management strategies

  •  Communication skills with the birth team during labor

  •  Early postpartum recovery as well as opportunities for social support

  • Are you afraid of childbirth during late pregnancy?

  • Are you and your partner looking for additional birth education support?

  • Do you want to be aware of the birth steps and what and why will happen?

  • Do you hope not to say: “I wish I would have known about this before going into my birth”?

  • Do you want to know how to push correctly?

  • Do you know what questions to ask your OBGYN prior to birth and do you want to know the  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines?

  • Do you want to know the pros and cons of an epidural to make an empowered decision about utilizing it?

  • What about pain management strategies that will help you through the birth process?

  • Do you want to know what to expect of your postpartum recovery?

If your answer was YES to any of the questions above, then you are ready to sign up for the

Empowered Birth Workshop!

By participating in Empowered Birth Workshop you will:

  • Have a positive impact on your pregnancy outcome - Birth prep classes can instill confidence and and help manage expectations

  • Receive birth education support that will make you be more likely to have vaginal delivery, not only if you are a first time mom.

  • Feel empowered to take more of a leading role in your birth versus a passive role.

  • Have your expectations more in line with what could happen, rather than what they wanted to happen.

  • Know how your pelvic floor muscles move in order for your baby to be born.

  • Learn evidence based practice guidelines that allows you to discuss topics with your birth team PRIOR to birth.

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  • Learn in detail many pain management strategies (ie. massage, counterpressure, E-stim unit, breathing techniques, mindset work).

  • Learn the more realistic tissue healing timeline postpartum. And receive extensive information for postpartum healing.

And that is not all...

  •  You will be able to look over the information again later and take your own notes. You will receive folders, worksheets, and informational handouts:  Worksheets can be used to fill out individually and with your birth partner.

  • You will also be able to review the more dense concepts by watching the Informational Videos that will be provided.

  • The workshop will be short and sweet, in only one 90 minutes session you and your partner will be empowered to have the best birth experience you can have.

  • The workshop will be semi-private with only two moms-to-be and their partners in the room, allowing you to ask all of your questions, have space to try the exercises and feel comfortable bringing up your fears.

  • You won't be alone, you will have your partner or the person you chose to accompany you during labor there with you to learn all the concepts and be ready to be an active participant in the experience of labor.

Here's what alums of the program have to say

Great birth prep class, with lots of valuable information ready to take home and more information sent via email. Being able to attend the 90 minute course and try some breathing and stretching techniques was exactly what I was looking for. Having the handouts to refer back to will be so helpful while I’m at home practicing all the new laboring techniques that were taught in class.

- Jessica E.

Super informative and relative birth course! There was important information for me but also for my husband. He couldn’t believe how much he learned just from one session! Definitely recommend!

-Kendall K.

Thank you for preparing us and guiding us through the birth and labor process. It was so empowering and informative! ❤️ it helped us get through it with less fear and anxiety.

- Ilse C.

This workshop was carefully prepared for the pregnant women that are in their late 2nd trimester or early 3rd trimester and their birth parters. Especially for those women who are not feeling confident and ready for their birth experiences. For the women who know that information can be a game changer during labor and want to be empowered to have a leading role in your birth versus a passive role.

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Spots are limited since we are only offering 1 semi-private workshop a month (2 moms-to-be and their partners in each).

Workshop will take place in downtown Livermore. This is a workshop with evidence based birth prep topics that includes information on:

  •  The pelvic floor’s role during labor and delivery, pushing and breathing techniques

  •  Pain management strategies

  •  Communication skills with the birth team during labor

  •  Early postpartum recovery as well as opportunities for social support

  • Empower your birth partner to be an active participant in the experience of labor

In addition to the workshop, you will receive:

 

1. Handout provide with “questions to ask my OB” including discussion about spontaneous and delayed pushing, intermittent auscultation, and what will be available to the mom once an epidural has been administered. 

2. Handout for questions to ask your Birth Team includes a list of equipment to ask if it is available, and if not am I allowed to bring it in on my own

 

3. We provide tools for the birth partner to assist with communication so that the laboring person does not need to utilize energy unnecessarily on decision-making. Going through situations beforehand with your partner can help for day of decision making.

4. You will also receive special discounts on private sessions:

- 10% off on a birth prep private session with Dr. Jenn Parker to practice techniques learned during workshop. This session is recommended for those who want extra guidance with perineal massage and open glottis pushing technique.

- 10% off on a 60 minute postpartum assessment. A postpartum assessment with a Pelvic PT is recommended for every women at 6 weeks postpartum. This assessment is necessary so that you can properly and safely go back to taking care of your children, your routine of exercises and to care for the overall health of your pelvic floor.

- Or you will receive 15% off on the birth prep private session and on the postpartum assessment if at the end of the workshop you already register for both sessions.

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Meet Dr. Jenn Parker

The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Jenn Parker. She is an orthopedic trained physical therapist specializing in pelvic health-  working with individuals with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction, as well as guiding moms back into exercise safely postpartum. That means she talks about poop, pee, prostates and vaginas daily, as well as provide healing touch and support for individuals with pelvic pain and dysfunction. 

Her belief is that every person has the ability to heal on their own, but we all need some guidance from time to time. Her passion is collaborating with her patients, providing a supportive space for healing and recovery.

There is a lot information out there. Her intention is to be a resource for her community near and far on pelvic health and rehabilitation. Her hope is to empower others to make informed choices, and to embody wellness.