Welcome to Birth Prep 2.0!
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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!
Every Tuesday we’ll meet for one hour on Zoom to discuss the content and answer your questions.
You will have access to downloadable handouts with pictures and explanations, as well as professional local resources to complement each lecture.
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
What's Happening in my Body
An overview of the next 9 months
Reducing Maternal Harm
Reducing Length of Labour, and Reducing Risk of C-Section, Assisted Delivery, Tears
Pain Management in Labour
Understanding ways to manage your pain (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
Early Postpartum Recovery
What to expect, what is normal, and what to look for in the first 6 weeks postpartum
The information provided is intended as evidence-based and clinically-informed education purposes only, and should not be construed nor substituted for medical diagnosis, advice, or treatment.
This course is created in part by a physiotherapist, but is not to be considered a physiotherapy assessment or treatment and should not be used in place of these services.
Questions about your specific health concerns should be directed to your physician, midwife, and/or pelvic health physiotherapist.
Your participation in the activities outlined in the course are at your own risk. You agree to release Kelsey Valentine and STAVE OFF of any claims. Each experience is unique and subject to uncontrollable factors, and this course does not guarantee any specific outcomes.