Welcome to Birth Prep 2.0!

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Here's how it works:

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Online Learning

Each week you will have access to an online slide deck with commentary from professionals in the field. You can learn at your own pace!

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Weekly Virtual Meetings

Every Tuesday we’ll meet for one hour on Zoom to discuss the content and answer your questions.

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Handouts & Resources

You will have access to downloadable handouts with pictures and explanations, as well as professional local resources to complement each lecture.

What will we be covering?

What's Happening in My Body

  • How is the baby delivered?
  • What is the pelvic floor?
  • Common fears

Labor & Delivery

  •  The best strategies to reduce your length of labour, and reducing risk of tearing, cesarean section, and assisted delivery
  • How to manage your pain during labour (whether you have an epidural or not!)


Healing Postpartum

  • What you need to know about healing postpartum
  • When and how to return to exercise safely

Meet the Team!

Kelsey Valentine PT, M.Sc.PT, B.Kin. (Hon)

Kelsey is a registered pelvic health and orthopaedic physiotherapist with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care. She teaches other physiotherapists internationally about how to manage clients who are fitness athletes during pregnancy and postpartum. 

Jamie Straker B.Sc., B.Ed., CPPC, P&PA

Jamie is a pre- and postnatal fitness specialist and a mom of two! She has experience both as an elementary school teacher and as a co-owner of a pre- and postnatal fitness company.

Christina Prevett PT, M.Sc.PT, Ph.D. candidate

Christina teaches other physiotherapists throughout the United States about returning to sport postpartum

Each Week at a Glance

Week 1

What's Happening in my Body

An overview of the next 9 months 

Week 2

Reducing Maternal Harm

Reducing Length of Labour, and Reducing Risk of C-Section, Assisted Delivery, Tears
 

Week 3

Pain Management in Labour

Understanding ways to manage your pain (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological)

Week 4

Early Postpartum Recovery

What to expect, what is normal, and what to look for in the first 6 weeks postpartum

Enrol in the 4 week birth prep course!