Pregnancy & Delivery

Workshops

 

In these antenatal classes, our highly trained Women’s Health Physiotherapist will give you the knowledge to understand how the pregnancy changes your body, teach you how to stay healthy with exercises for you to have the best pregnancy possible and useful advices/techniques (e.g. breathing techniques, perineal massage) to be prepared for your delivery!

These 3 prenatal classes can be followed independently and at any stage of the pregnancy. However, they are complementary and the antental class n°3 (How to Recover after Giving Birth?) can also be suitable in the post-partum period for postnatal care.

Antenatal Class n°1:

How to Have a Good Pregnancy?

Understand how pregnancy change your body

One of the aims of this workshop to empower you through a better understanding of what your body is getting through with anatomy and physiology notions.

Pregnancy is a changing time. It is a complete revolution for your body. Sometimes it’s comfy, some other you will wish you could give birth right away… It can be a great source of stress, especially if it’s your first baby and your discovering it all and if it’s your second or more, you also have stress/challenge to take care of the olders!
Therefore, within the birth preparation sessions our women’s health physio will explain you all these changes with advices on how to manage them to give you the possibility to have the pregnancy you dreamed of and to relax!

For more information about these changes:
http://myfrenchphysio.london/womenhealth-obstetric/how-pregnancy-change-your-body/

Our women’s health physio on top of explaining everything will also be able to answer your question and your concern, perfect to reduce your stress and putting you in control of your pregnancy!

Learn exercises to keep mobile and avoid pain during pregnancy

Some example of exercises you will learn in this antenatal class:

Learn what your pelvic floor is & to exercise it

Thanks to specific exercises and techniques such as pelvic floor massage and Epino, this antenatal class will help you to prepare your pelvic floor for the delivery but also to recover quicker/better after it!

Our women’s health physio will also teach you breathing and pushing technique during delivery to reduce risks of episiotomy and tear.

To learn more:
http://myfrenchphysio.london/womenhealth-obstetric/3-tips-to-prepare-your-pelvic-floor-for-a-good-delivery/

Learn all the tips to keep active
Such as:
  • Take care of your older baby
  • Move around safely (how to stand up? lye down? Move in bed? Sleep? Ect.)
  • Practice sport safely

To learn more about the last point you can have a look at:

 

Price £70 + £10 for daddy
Duration: 3h

Next Antenatal Class n°1:
Thursday 4 October from 5pm to 8pm
At our Kentish Town Practice
For following dates please Contact Us

Prenatal Package Offer:
£30 discount if you book the 3 antenatal classes

Antenatal Class n°2:

How to Be Ready for Giving Birth?

Understand labour & what can happen
In this antenatal class, to help your to be ready for the day and know what will or can happen, our women’s health physio will review:
  • Stages of labour
  • Type of delivery (C-section, natural birth, waterbirth…)
  • Techniques which may be used during delivery (Episiotomy, epidural, forceps) and why

It will help you decide what kind of delivery you are looking for and be prepare on the day!

You can learn more about C-section here:
http://myfrenchphysio.london/womenhealth-obstetric/obstetric-post-natal-pelvic-floor/what-is-a-c-section/

Learn how to help your baby to engage and to go out!
In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will teach you specific techniques to help your baby to engage correctly.
You will also learn breathing exercises to push adequately to both help your baby to go out but also to avoid to pull too much on your pelvic floor reducing the risk of tear or episiotomy!
Learn to manage pain during labour

Pain cannot be completely avoid but can be greatly reduced by using breathing techniques and exercises.

In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will teach you these pain management techniques and when/how to use them during the labour/ delivery period.

If the lucky daddy is present, we’ll also see how he can help!
Here is a playlist of exercises daddy can use:

Learn how to protect your pelvic floor

In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will teach you:

  • Pelvic floor massage to reduce risk of episiotomy
  • Different breathing techniques to push efficiently and safely

 

Price £70 + £10 for daddy
Duration: 3h

Next Antenatal Class n°2:
Thursday 25 October from 5pm to 8pm
At our Kentish Town Practice
For following dates please Contact Us

Prenatal Package Offer:
£30 discount if you book the 3 antenatal classes

Antenatal Class n°3:

How to Recover after Giving Birth?

Understand how pregnancy/delivery impacted your body

In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will review the impact on your body of:

  • The pregnancy
  • The delivery
  • A C-section
  • A tear or an episiotomy

You can already learn more about C-section with this article:
http://myfrenchphysio.london/womenhealth-obstetric/obstetric-post-natal-pelvic-floor/what-is-a-c-section/

Learn how to close your pelvic bones

Throughout pregnancy, your body changed to create more space for your baby and become more mobile to facilitate the delivery. Once you gave birth, you will slowly recover and your pelvis, hips and ribs will have to close.

In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will teach your specific exercises to facilitate pelvis closing. You can already learn more about it here:

5 exercises to close your pelvis after giving birth

Learn exercises to prevent: Diastasis & Incontinence

Diastasis (gap in your abdominal muscles and Incontinence (urine leakage) are the most common issues experienced after giving birth. However, they can be prevented by adequate training during pregnancy and after you gave birth.

In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will teach you exercises to do during pregnancy to prepare your pelvic floor muscles and abdominal exercises to perform afterwards to recover quickly from the diastasis.

You can learn more about diastasis here:

Abdominal Rehab

Learn to take care of your baby

Pregnancy is a 9 months process but recovering from it take as long or sometimes more. However, during the recovering period, you also have to take care of your baby!

In this antenatal class, our women’s health physiotherapist will teach you how to take care of your baby while having the quickest recovery possible!

 

Price £70 + £10 for daddy
Duration: 3h

Next Antenatal Class n°3:
Thursday 15 November from 5pm to 8pm
At our Kentish Town Practice
For following dates please Contact Us

Prenatal Package Offer:
£30 discount if you book the 3 antenatal classes

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