Online Course
Childbirth and the Pelvic Floor
Proactively manage mothers during childbirth to enhance their long-term pelvic health

1-1.5 hours





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Ibukun Afolabi
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Ibukun is an experienced physiotherapist serving in the space where pelvic floor health, childbirth, and perinatal rehabilitation meet

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Pelvic floor dysfunction after childbirth has been identified as a major public health issue. Conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, levator ani muscle avulsions and myofascial pain can all have a significant impact on a mother’s quality of life. However, pelvic health physiotherapist, Ibukun Afolabi, has identified five key areas that, if addressed, can enhance pelvic health during and after childbirth.


This course aims to introduce five priorities to achieve pelvic health for female clients after childbirth.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss five key principles to help maintain and enhance pelvic health during and after childbirth
  • describe appropriate positions for a mother to adopt during childbirth
  • identify four strategies to help manage pelvic floor pressure during childbirth
  • discuss six techniques to help preserve the perineum during childbirth

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course is an excellent overview of critical priorities for the pelvic floor, which you need to dive deep into if required. The instructor used examples from her practice, making it easier to understand the topic.
Alina Behmenko
I am a childbirth educator hence aware of a few of the points! I can assure you that I grabbed a few more suggestions I can use in my practice!
madhavi thuramalla