Location: Salberg Community Center
3045 19th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
Thursday, March 19th 5:00-6:30pm
Cesarean Birth Recovery Workshop with Pilates Instructor Katie Leigh!
This workshop is designed to provide education and self-care techniques that are vital to a healthy and full recovery after cesarean births. Most medical support, after a cesarean, leaves a gap in supporting a full recovery. There is little to no information given to women about how to care for their scars or how this major surgery can cause systemic effects throughout the entire musculoskeletal and myofascial system.
In this workshop we will cover how the scar affects the entire body, learn about the layers of tissue that are involved in making a full recovery, consider how anesthesia can leave a memory in the body that inhibits recovery, and dive into hands-on self-massage techniques to be utilized at home. This class will include gentle movement, guided self-massage and a non-judgmental and open space for all. This class is appropriate for anyone who has had a cesarean, or for anyone who wishes to learn more about how to support women who have had cesareans, such as movement teachers or doulas.
Katie Leigh has been teaching Pilates since 2012 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2016. Katie is also a Doula. She specializes in bodywork and movement, striving to help balance the body from preconception through the postpartum time.