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Thursday, March 9
1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Second Stage of Labor and The Pelvic Floor

Presented by Chantal Traub, NBC-HWC, CD(DONA), LCCE, CCCE

Research shows that the excess force from long periods of breath holding while sustaining pushing and pushing in an uncoordinated way may be harmful to the perineum, resulting in tears and weaker pelvic floor muscles, months or years after birth. This class will cover the relationship between the baby and the pelvis and the role of the pelvic floor in birth. Education on physiological 2nd stage of labor and how to push with or without an epidural and how to best to protect the pelvic floor and core to minimize damage. This presentation will provide an overview of physiologic 2nd stage, some birth positions, and breath for the different phases of pushing.

Chantal Traub is a prominent New York City birth facilitator, doula, childbirth educator, and wellness coach. In her 20-plus years of practice, she has become internationally acclaimed for her expertise on the pelvic floor and her Pushing Power technique. Early on, Traub identified a severe lack of preparation among birthing people for the pushing stage of labor. She observed that in birth classes, this essential topic was glossed over. Thus began a mission to properly educate and teaching birth moms - and professionals in the field - to better understand the pelvic floor; through her classes, her one-on-one work and her doula practice, Traub has helped thousands of women birth babies without teaching and without episiotomies. Traub speaks often on the subject of pelvic floor health and safe, effective pushing. She is a regular educator for Global Pelvic Health Alliance and My Pelvic Floor Muscles, and has been featured on many podcasts, including Next Question with Katie Couric and The Women's Health Podcast. In recent years, Traub has expanded her training and practice to be able to serve the health needs of women of all ages and all life stages. Chantal co-authored The Pelvic Floor: Everything You Needed to Know Sooner.

Contact Hours: 
Participants may earn 1.0 Lamaze Contact Hour and 1.0 hour of CNE (through CBRN) for attending this webinar and completing the participant evaluation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15932 for 1.0 contact hours. 

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