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Prepare To Push

Prepare To Push

Prepare To Push

This course includes
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This course is for anyone who is pregnant and wants to learn how to prepare to give birth.

So, You're Pregnant! Congratulations, mama-to-be! 🎉 It's super exciting... and, well, kinda nerve-wracking! Right now you're...

  • Worried about giving birth.
  • Baby keeps growing, and it has to fit... where? (Ouch!)
  • Hoping that stuff about tears is really the plot of a horror movie, and not something that actually happens Wondering what exercises you can do, when.
  • What's safe - for you and baby?
  • Crossing your fingers that you'll get your abs back after birth. What's the secret?

You Need to

  • Prepare to Push!
  • The real deal
  • What makes a better birth... and recovery? A better pregnancy!

Pregnancy is amazing (you're building a whole other human!) but we TOTALLY get it's not a walk in the park.

You want the real information to help you prepare for birth and beyond.

Sure, it's nice to paint everything 'pregnancy' in shades of soft pink and blue, but in reality it's not helping anyone. You need the straight goods. We've got them!

Prepare to Push will help you have a healthy, safe pregnancy so you're in a good position for birth and recovery. Because the best birth story starts when you're pregnant!

You'll Learn...

  • The exercises to start practicing now for a faster, smoother birth How to position yourself in the 1st and 2nd stages of labour (it's not what you expect!)
  • The one exercise which will really get your abs back How to prevent the dreaded Mummy Tummy
  • And much more!
The instructors
Kim Vopni
BA(Psych), Restorative Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

Kim Vopni, is a Personal Trainer, an author, a passionate promoter of pelvic floor physiotherapy and mother of 2 boys. She also trained as a doula which had her known as The Fitness Doula for many years but as her work broadened to helping women at all life's stages she is now known as The Vagina Coach.

She also trained in a variety of diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) techniques and recognized the strong correlation it has to pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2009 she created the Prepare To Push™ program which is now available in several cities across Canada as a workshop and was also published as a book in 2015.

After educating herself on proactive pelvic floor wellness during her pregnancies she became the Canadian distributor for the EPI-NO which heightened her passion for increasing the awareness on this ‘taboo’ subject. Her main mission is to see pelvic floor physiotherapy covered by the government and considered standard care for all women.

Bellies Inc

Bellies Inc. was founded in 2010 by 3 moms working independently in Pre/Post Natal Fitness and Physiotherapy who had visions of more effective and innovative strategies for core health and wellness in pregnancy and for new moms. They set out with an intention of bringing the traditional practices of Mother Roasting to North American women and designed a comprehensive product – The Ab System to help women prepare for birth, recover with the use of belly wrapping and restore form and function with their core confidence exercise program. As they were developing their product they had other fitness professionals seeking guidance and wanting to learn more of the Bellies Inc ‘secret sauce’. In 2013 the three taught a test course to a team of eager trainers and that then launched the education division of Bellies Inc. Bellies Inc Education offers live and online courses for fitness and movement professionals, physiotherapists, midwives, doulas, and other allied health professionals wanting to know more about women’s health and fitness, specifically the pelvic floor and abdominal wall. While they were among the first the launch a course of this nature, they recognized early on that they wouldn’t be the only and they would need to evolve with the research and with their own clinical experience. They have and the courses they teach now are much different than that first course in 2013! Their personal experience as mothers, their clinical experience as trainers and a physiotherapist bring a well rounded and unique perspective to the course.
Course Material included in this course
  • Copyright and Disclaimer
  • Just some legal jargon before we begin
  • Disclaimer
  • Introduction
  • Congratulations - You're pregnant! Let the preparations begin!
  • The Missing Link
  • The missing link in childbirth preparation
  • The Inner Core
  • Finding and Connecting to Your Inner Core
  • Pregnancy, Birth, and Core
  • How pregnancy and birth can interfere with ideal function
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Diastasis Recti - AKA Mummy Tummy
  • The Pelvic Floor
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction - what you NEED to know
  • The Core Breath
  • Prevent Dysfunction and Restore Function with The Core Breath
  • Birth Position Overview
  • Optimal labour and birth positions
  • Positions for The First Stage of Labour
  • Walking/Dancing/Standing - First Stage of Labour
  • Sitting - First Stage of Labour
  • Side Lying - First Stage of Labour
  • Tall Kneeling - First Stage of Labour
  • Quadruped - First Stage of Labour
  • Lunging or Half Kneeling - First Stage of Labour
  • Squatting/dangle - First Stage of Labour
  • Wide Leg Childs Pose - First Stage of Labour
  • Semi-Recumbent - First Stage of Labour
  • Dorsal Lithotomy - First Stage of Labour
  • Labouring Down
  • Positions for The Second Stage of Labour
  • Standing Supported - Second Stage of Labour
  • Standing Asymmetrical/Lunge - Second Stage of Labour
  • Half Kneeling - Second Stage of Labour
  • Tall Kneeling - Second Stage of Labour
  • Quadruped - Second Stage of Labour
  • Squatting/dangle - Second Stage of Labour
  • Sitting/Birth Stool - Second Stage of Labour
  • Side Lying - Second Stage of Labour
  • Semi-Recumbent - Second Stage of Labour
  • Dorsal Lithotomy - Second Stage of Labour
  • Manual Comfort Measures for the partner/doula
  • Sacral Counter Pressure
  • Double Knee Press
  • Double Hip Squeeze
  • Ischial Tubersosity Pressure Points
  • Perilabial
  • Pelvic Press
  • Getting Your Body Ready For Birth
  • Exercise For Birth
  • Release for birth
  • Exercises to Avoid
  • Preparing Your Pelvic Floor
  • Preparing your pelvic floor for birth
  • Push Day!
  • The Birth
  • Birth Affirmations
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Recover - Honour Your Body
  • Retrain Your Core
  • Restorative Exercise for your postpartum body