The Gentle Birth ProjectTM is an innovative, module-based program designed exclusively for professionals working in the field of pre and postnatal wellness. Using evidence-based medicine standards of practice, alongside integrative natural methods, the program examines an alternative and holistic approach to health care for late pregnancy (third trimester) and early postpartum clients.
Current students or graduates of The Center’s Pre and Postnatal Health and Exercise/Pilates Certification or the Women’s Health and Exercise Certification may choose to become Gentle Birth Practitioners by completing Module 3- The Traditional Art of Massage and Binding.
Aspiring practitioners partake in a multi-faceted training that takes place over several days. There are five (5) mandatory modules, and each can be taken consecutively or separately over the course of several weekends to fit into your schedule.
You will be awarded a Practitioner of The Gentle Birth ProjectTM upon completion of the program.
Module 1: Support your Floor™
Pelvic Floor Health Participants explore the anatomy, physiology, function, and dysfunction of the pelvic floor during pregnancy and postpartum and beyond. Topics include: pelvic assessment, symphysis pubis derangement, sacroiliac joint pain, risk factors, and movement considerations.
Module 2: Third and Fourth Trimester Exercise Routines
Utilizing the “birthing ball”, participants will learn to design a safe exercise routine for the third trimester and a safe restorative routine for ten weeks postpartum.
Module 3: The Art of Massage and Binding
Explore traditional Malaysian practices of postpartum care, known as the Confinement Period. This one-of-a kind workshop introduces key practices of Asian cultures (Chinese medicine, diet, herbs, massages, belly binding), and adapts those principles to the modern world to help mothers revitalize their mind and body.
Module 5: The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™
This rehabilitative workshop delves into conditions like pubic symphysis derangement, C sections and Diastasis Recti. The program offers a series of stabilizing exercises with progressions allowing you to guide your clients towards prevention or a recurrence. Click here to learn more