Birth Preparation & Postpartum Planning

This course includes to two hours of recorded material to help you prepare your pelvic floor and body for birth and postpartum recovery, as well as a downloadable workbook to help you take notes and follow along.

This purchase includes 12 months of access to frequently updated materials.

Upon finishing this course you should expect to feel confident in your understanding of:

  • Pelvic floor and core anatomy and physiology, how they relate to birth and what you can do to improve their readiness for labor and childbirth
  • What you can do prior to and during birth to improve the efficacy of your pushing
  • What you can do prior to and during birth to reduce the likelihood and severity of perineal tearing
  • How to adapt this information in the case of a c-section birth
  • Why pelvic floor relaxation is important for labor and how you can practice relaxation on your own at home
  • Discussion topics to voice with your medical team in preparation for birth
  • Appropriate expectations for your bladder, bowel and sexual health postpartum
  • Timelines and realistic expectations for safely returning to exercise postpartum
  • Indications that you may need personalized help postpartum and where you can find it

This course also comes with bonuses:

  • Baby Steps Fitness - a 6 week postpartum exercise program to help you regain confidence in and connection to your body and core postpartum
  • Our 6 page downloadable perineal massage guide to follow along with while practicing at home independently or with a partner

Client Testimonial

"I absolutely loved the course. I feel SO very empowered and a lot more ready and confident in my body when it births. I've been gushing everything I'm learning to my husband, and it's opened up good conversations for him to understand what my body is going through, and will go through these next months. Rebecca is so very easy to listen to, watch, and learn from. It's digestible, personable, and so informative without being intimidating."


Client Testimonial

"My husband and I talked about the information throughout my entire labor, I kid you not. I swear this course was the reason I could push my baby out and the reason I didn't have a c-section. Thanks so much for being part of my birth dream team <3333"


Client Testimonial

"Totally worth it. I'm usually the type that likes to learn on my own and I tried Googling everything but my only regret is not starting this course sooner. Rebecca is soooo knowledgeable and so good at clearly explaining concepts that I spent hours reading about in the matter of minutes. It's so comforting to have someone guide you through this information. This course was also a HUGE help for my partner. We both felt so informed after finishing this class. 10/10 recommend."


Client Testimonial

"I LOVED this course. Everything from the material to the way it was set up was so approachable.The fact that it was broken into short little snippets that I could do during my toddlers nap time was everything and every time I had a question, it was answered in the next section. I've sent it to all of my pregnant friends!!"



Birth Preparation & Postpartum Recovery Planning

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This course includes 2 hours of recorded material broken up into three sections covering:

  • Pelvic floor and core anatomy and physiology
  • How to train your pelvic floor for birth including a pelvic floor relaxation flow
  • Perineal tear risk reduction and massage
  • Pushing techniques, biomechanics and how to keep your pelvic floor relaxed during push phase
  • Birth positioning and modifications for pelvic pain
  • Touching on what happens if you have a c-section
  • Discussion topics for you and your provider
  • Postpartum recovery planning
  • Realistic expectations for postpartum bladder, bowel and sexual function
  • Postpartum exercise timelines

This course also includes:

  • A downloadable workbook to help you follow along and take notes
  • Two, one hour long video interviews about preparing for childbirth in a hospital and birthing center setting

With purchase you also get two bonus gifts:

  • Baby Steps Postpartum Ebook: A 6 week postpartum program to help you regain confidence, energy and strength after childbirth
  • A downloadable 6 page perineal massage guide with techniques for practice alone or with a partner

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Dr. Rebecca Maidansky, PT, DPT

Hi ya'll, I am a pelvic floor physical therapist and the founder of Lady Bird Physical Therapy, a clinic in Austin, TX specializing in helping pregnant and postpartum folks manage pregnancy pains, prepare for birth and recover postpartum.

With nearly 10,000 hours working in pelvic floor physical therapy, hours of continuing education courses and a number of published writing, I am here to share what I've learned over the years with you. ​You can find my pelvic-related articles on sites such as Women's Running Magazine, Austin Fit and and on Lady Bird PT's blog, The Pelvic Press.

While I started as a sports focused physical therapist, I transitioned to work in the pelvic floor world in order to marry my passion for working with athletes as well as pregnant and postpartum folks. I felt that too many people were coming in to see me while pregnant or following birth saying "I wish someone told me..." and I knew that this was not the fault of the patient, but rather the fault of a system that has not prioritized care for perinatal people.

As a vocal advocate for the importance of perinatal health and better, more accessible care, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with pregnant and postpartum people worldwide to help make their transition into parenthood as comfortable as possible. I feel strongly that the aches and pains, both emotional and physical, that come during and following pregnancy can be eased and prevented by education and guidance.