- 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
- 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
What others have been saying about this course:
This course took the fear away from natural delivery
Prepare to push was super informative and gave me tons of exercises and tips to follow. I loved all the different labour positions possible and I found the information made a lot of sense. I was really scared to deliver naturally but now I feel mo...
"I took the Prepare to Push program and I am now 6 months postpartum, I thought I'd just let you know how useful I found this program.
I started doing the exercises while I was still pregnant and then I followed the postpartum exercises as outlined.
I had no complictions throughout pregnancy, birth or postpartum. That includes no low back pain, no tearing and no diastasis or prolapse. I saw a pelvic health physio last week for the first time and was told I have no issues and have completely recovered.
Below is a photo of my belly the day before I gave birth.
and this is a photo of my belly 2 day postpartum - I was amazed!
So thank you very very much!"
Sarah, first time mom
About the instructor
Hi, I’m Kim!
I’m on a mission to break through taboos and redefine how we think about women’s health.
I work with women in all stages of life like pregnancy, motherhood and menopause. I want women to know their pelvic floor so they can overcome their challenges and regain a sense of control and power in their lives.
I didn't grow up dreaming of becoming a pelvic health evangelist.
For the longest time I thought I would never have a child. My mom had some health complications resulting from her pregnancies and I wanted none of that.
Eventually, I choose to start a family and when I found out I was pregnant, I was terrified. I was gripped by fear and anxiety. I just couldn’t understand how this giant baby was going to come out of my vagina and leave me able to enjoy sex, and not leak urine during exercise.
I'm a fitness professional so I took a very training-oriented approach. I found some fantastic midwives who told me about the EPI-NO. I read everything I could and prepared my body as best I could with what I knew.
When my first son was born, he crowned sideways – the widest possible orientation.
But amazingly, I had no tearing, abrasions, or other damage. The midwives were astonished. Now, I certainly credit them but they also felt that the EPI-NO played a role in the positive outcome I had.
My baby boy come out at a healthy 8 pounds 3 ounces, measuring 53 cm long, with a head circumference of 35.5 cm :)
I knew I needed to tell others about the EPI-NO and that was the spark that ignited the fire.
I fell in love with being a mama and felt I had to help empower other women with the experience and knowledge I acquired. I embarked on a mission to teach women how to get their pelvic floor rockin and took every training and certification I could find.
In the process, I learned how little most women know about their own bodies and how many of us are suffering in silence – too embarrassed to say anything. Assuming we are alone, broken, and condemned to pads for life.
THAT'S NOT OK!!
I’ve combined everything I’ve learned in the last decade of helping women prepare for birth and restore their pelvic floor health and I have put it all here on Vagina Coach!
If you care about qualifications, here they are;
I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Fitness from Simon Fraser University. I am a Restorative Exercise Specialist™, a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Consultant, a Certified Fitness For Fertility Specialist, a Certified Pfilates Instructor and a Hypopressive Method trainer.