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Part 2 - Birthwork - Advanced Bodywork Skills for Pelvic Balancing and Comfort

Date: 3rd and 4th May 2024

Time: 8.30am - 5pm


Birthwork Downunder® workshops present an extraordinary blend of body knowledge, body awareness, body work and profoundly attentive tender touch - that has been appreciated by hundreds of parents-to-be, midwives, doulas, osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and bodyworkers.  

With a unique perspective, essential birth knowledge is shared in a relaxed style. Complex pelvic anatomy is creatively woven into highly effective hands-on body skills. This invaluable material is practical and do-able in any birth environment. It can be easily passed on and shared, and is fundamental knowledge missing from conventional (professional) midwifery, doula and birth education training.

Whatever your background, there is always more to discover. Don’t miss this precious opportunity to delve deeper into effective ways of facilitating birth and positively enhancing your practice. 

Become better skilled and deeply fascinated with exploring and understanding women’s bodies in relation to birth and pelvic health. Help the women you serve and work with to connect with, understand, admire, prepare and heal their sacred pelvic space.

Part 2 - Birthwork - Creating Amazing Space for Birth - Advanced Bodywork Skills  for Pelvic Balancing and Comfort
Take this fantastic and rare opportunity to dive into deeper understanding of the pelvic wonderland, with all of the conundrums it brings to birth. Be inspired with new and highly effective bodywork and self-help skills.

Common Discomforts 

Discomfort in pregnancy is considered 'normal'. But it can create unconscious tension, influence the positioning of the baby, undermine confidence in birth, and affect the birth itself. 

The Psoas & its Role in the Pelvis
The psoas is involved in the body’s flight/fight/freeze responses and it passes through the pelvis. Chronic contraction of the psoas can contribute to imbalances in the pelvis and contribute to malpositioning of the baby. 

- Gentle releases/lengthening of the psoas.

Pelvic Balancing
When the pelvis is in a state of balance, all pelvic organs & tissues have effective nerve and blood supply. Additionally, when a pelvis is balanced a pregnant woman is comfortable and happy!

Balancing the pelvis can relieve pelvic discomfort, tension and help align the pelvic structure for more optimal birth experience.

- How to recognise pelvic imbalance
- A highly effective Pelvic Balancing Technique with Sacral Integration

Self-help techniques
Many of us love receiving care from another, but another’s hands, time and patience are not always at the ready. Luckily there are creative ways of healing ourselves.

- Self-help psoas releases/activation
- Self-help pelvic balance
- Self-help coccyx release
- Self-help sciatic nerve release

Round Ligament, Broad Ligament & Rib Cage Releases

Tightness and discomfort in these areas are very common in pregnancy.

- Gentle and highly effective release techniques

Working with Scars
Have you ever supported a woman in making contact with her caesarean scar or vaginal scar? 

- Gentle scar release work & the benefits that come from it

An Introduction to Internal Bodywork 
The pelvis is a unique sacred space with soft tissues interweaving and connecting to bone. Inviting the soft tissues to ‘sigh’ helps a woman reach her anatomical potential & so creates space for the baby. This is wonderful work to teach couples as preparation for birth. It can also support women to demystify curiosities and heal from past traumas.

- About the nature of the internal soft tissues & what causes tension
- About unconscious tension and its impact on the birth space
- About cervical positioning and unwinding
- Signs of release in pelvic ligaments, muscles, fascia
- Ways to easily pass this practice along to women/parents

Important Considerations:
- Observe & listen to a demonstration of Internal Bodywork
- Internal Bodywork Practice in pairs

Please note, that Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2. If you would like to attend this workshop please ensure you have also booked Part 1, or have previously completed it.