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Sun, Oct 06


The Journey Space - A Healing Arts Cente

Supporting Pelvic Health in Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Join Lamaze International’s Washington, DC Chapter and ITR Physical Therapy for an afternoon of learning and networking in a pelvic floor workshop for birth workers and parents.

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Supporting Pelvic Health in Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum
Supporting Pelvic Health in Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Journey Space - A Healing Arts Cente, 6110 Oberlin Ave, Glen Echo, MD 20812, USA

About The Event

Light refreshements and free parking


12:15 - 12:45: Birth Worker Speed Networking (Be sure to bring your business cards to share!)

12:45 - 1:00: Break

1:00 - 4:00 with breaks: Pelvic Floor Workshop Sessions

Pelvic-perineal dysfunctions are one of the most common injuries/issues in women after pregnancy and commonly can lead to urinary incontinence and genital prolapse. However, multiple studies have also concluded that pelvic floor exercise and protection have been proven to minimize the long-term effects of pelvic floor injuries during childbirth.

Our instructor, Jennifer L. Chu, MS, PT, WCS, has spoken nationally at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition and has participated in clinical research regarding techniques for painful bladder syndrome and painful C section scars.   She is committed to teaching and empowering women and men with pelvic floor dysfunctions about ways to help themselves.

By the end of the workshop participants will have a good understanding of the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, how to use and teach perineal massage, safe birth positions, all about open glottis breathing for L&D, self-care for scars, breathing patterns in postpartum, and healthy suggestions for Diastasis Recti.

The Lamaze DC Chapter has applied for Lamaze Continuing Education Credits. Lamaze International, DONA, and ICEA accept Lamaze CEUS.  Lamaze International holds itself to rigorous standards and processes for developing continuing education and maintains status as an approved provider of continuing nursing education through the California Board of Registered Nursing (CABRN). Check with your certifying body to see if they accept Lamaze International Continuing Education Credits.


  • Regular Workshop Ticket

    1 - 4pm

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  • Birth Worker Speed Networking

    From 12:15 - 12:45 we will hold speed networking where we each get a chance to meet with each other one on one!

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