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✨💕Push prep! We talked about internal hip rotation training, let’s go further. We want to train the pelvic floor to be responsive not just tight!
💡We do this by working the whole core system (which the pelvic floor is a part of).
💡We do this by lengthening while loading the tissues.
💡We do this by paying attention to stress and tension (looking at what’s going on in the nervous system!) in our lives. There’s a big mind-body connection.
💡We do this by practicing “down arrow.” In pregnancy, we teach our users in OSM how to engage their deep core. When we do this the pelvic floor gently lifts up. When we PUSH we want to do the opposite. I coined the term “down arrow” to explain this. Basically, you exhale abs bulge down. Place a hand on your perineum and you’ll FEEL the bulge. Now, this isn’t what you want to experience when you’re exercising (where we want up arrow!), but for pushing, down arrow is where it’s at!

💡Additional important tips: relax your muscles during birth. It will help relax your pelvic floor. Take special note to keep your jaw relaxed!
💡Give birth where she with a team that makes you feel safe. When you don’t feel safe, your body can go into fight or flight and with that comes tension.

Did you feel like you were prepared to push or do you wish you had had more guidance?  Share with me! 

#Repost @onestrongmamaprenatal
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✨💕Push prep! We talked about internal hip rotation training, let’s go further. We want to train the pelvic floor to be responsive not just tight! 💡We do this by working the whole core system (which the pelvic floor is a part of). 💡We do this by lengthening while loading the tissues. 💡We do this by paying attention to stress and tension (looking at what’s going on in the nervous system!) in our lives. There’s a big mind-body connection. 💡We do this by practicing “down arrow.” In pregnancy, we teach our users in OSM how to engage their deep core. When we do this the pelvic floor gently lifts up. When we PUSH we want to do the opposite. I coined the term “down arrow” to explain this. Basically, you exhale abs bulge down. Place a hand on your perineum and you’ll FEEL the bulge. Now, this isn’t what you want to experience when you’re exercising (where we want up arrow!), but for pushing, down arrow is where it’s at! 💡Additional important tips: relax your muscles during birth. It will help relax your pelvic floor. Take special note to keep your jaw relaxed! 💡Give birth where she with a team that makes you feel safe. When you don’t feel safe, your body can go into fight or flight and with that comes tension. Did you feel like you were prepared to push or do you wish you had had more guidance? Share with me! #Repost @onestrongmamaprenatal ・・・ . . . #pushprep #childbirthpreparation #childbirtheducation #doula #thirdtrimester #laboranddelivery #laboranddeliverynurse #obgynlife #midwifery #midwifelife #birthisbeautiful #naturalchildbirth #pelvicfloorexercises #onestrongmama #bodyreadymethod #fitpregnancy #mumda #doulasofjacksonville