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Episode 163: Q&A with Anita and Chana Ross About the Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy and Birth Prep

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Episode 163: Q&A with Anita and Chana Ross About the Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy and Birth Prep

 

In today’s episode, Anita, alongside Chana Ross of Vital Physiotherapy, answer your questions regarding pelvic health around birth, and what pelvic floor exams are like – virtually AND in person!

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Resources and References:

 

Anita’s Bump to Birth Course

Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness

 

Show Notes:

 

0:55 – Anita’s Bump to Birth Course Promo

3:43 – Welcome! And why we are talking about what we are talking about today

5:43 – Introduction to our special guest, Chana Ross!

8:19 – I was told to do kegels, and am hearing more about relaxing my kegel muscles for birth, instead. What should I do? (plus an explanation of what the pelvic floor is, and cueing)

19:07 – On pelvic floor tension

22:00 – On perineal massage

24:50 – On mental preparation for birth

27:15 – On doulas (and what they do) and birth plans

36:29 – Preparing for VBAC

41:24 – On back pain and leaking (as well as the virtual pelvic health physiotherapist experience)

49:41 – In person pelvic floor exams: how do they work?