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How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: Body
How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: Body

Sat, Apr 22


The Labour Dept.

How Pregnancy and Birth Change Your Physiology: Body

Learn how baby changes your body and get to know how to stand, move and groove again, no matter where you are on your pregnancy journey.

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Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands


About the event

Hey there, moms! Are you curious about how pregnancy and birth can affect your Body, Bowel and Bladder, and Sex life? We're offering a series of three workshops that focus on understanding changes in your physiology and pelvic floor during pregnancy and postpartum. The best part is that you can choose to take just one, two, or all three workshops, depending on what matters most to you! 

In our 'Body' workshop, we'll explore how having a baby changes your breathing, postural and movement patterns and how this is intricately connected with the pelvic floor. Discover the interplay between baby and your core and learn tips to save energy, avoid injury, and (re)build your strength. 

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for moms and moms-to-be who want to move and feel better and become more confident in their pelvic health.

What will you learn?

This workshop covers changes in your body from conception through postpartum (and beyond), including the:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor as it relates to movement and daily function
  • Impact of pregnancy and childbirth on your core, including issues such as diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Techniques to (re)connect with your core during sitting, standing and exercise
  • Ways to avoid injury, build strength and save energy during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Almighty kegel (pssst, it's actually not-so-mighty) 
  • Answers to your questions about the body and pelvic floor during pregnancy, birth and postpartum

What should you bring?

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat (if you have one). Please consider having little ones stay at home, if possible. This way you can fully engage in the workshop and get the most benefit from the valuable information and activities we have planned. Give yourself the gift of undivided attention.

About your teacher:

Britt van Hees is a highly-qualified pelvic floor expert and educator who is dedicated to empowering women, particularly mothers, with the knowledge and tools needed to take control of their pelvic health. Britt holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy along with a Research Masters in the study of pelvic floor neuromuscular control. Britt is also a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association with over 10 years' experience treating patients and teaching clinicians about pelvic floor dysfunction.

Originally from Berkeley, California, Britt now resides in Amsterdam with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. She has taken a hiatus from clinical work inorder to focus more fully on pelvic floor outreach and education. Britt is thrilled to partner with The Labour Depart. to present the How Pregnancy and Birth Change your Physiology workshop series and educate more mothers about their pelvic health.


  • 1 Workshop

    Join us for 1 workshop in the series: Body. Please bring comfortable clothing for moving and a yoga mat (if you have one).

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  • 2 Workshops

    See 'VIEW MORE PRICE OPTIONS' below to select your preference. Join us for 2 workshops in the series, add-on the Bowel&Bladder OR Sex workshop. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat (if you have one).

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    • €179.00
    • €179.00
  • 3 Workshops

    Join us for all 3 workshops! Add-on the Bowel&Bladder AND Sex workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (if you have one).

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    • €249.00



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