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BELOW THE BUMP: a birth prep class {LIVE}


Revive confidence that your body CAN go through the miracle of childbirth

You have it in you, you just need to find it. 

  • Did you have a previous traumatic or non so pleasant labor and delivery?

  • Want this one to be different? How about easier

  • Looking for guidance to psych you up for labor day? 

  • Scared you won't be able to cope with labor pains? You're stronger than you think.

  • Do you prefer small group learning?  

Below the Bump LIVE brings self-trust back into your childbirth experience 


This 2 hour interactive class is designed to improve your awareness of the pelvic floor that supports your growing baby, and teach you strategies to avoid things like hemorrhoids and not peeing your pants. But that's not all.


Connect the dots between your mind, hormones, and pain that affects your body during childbirth. Cue, lightbulb on.

In this course you'll learn how to...

  • Reframe your experience with childbirth

  • Tame your fears during labor day

  • Avoid the roadblocks that stall labor

  • Support your pelvic floor through pregnancy 

  • Exercise to get your body physically ready for childbirth

  • Get your mind in the zone for birthing

  • Move to prepare your pelvis and make space for your baby 

  • Avoid unnecessary medical intervention

  • Push your baby out with confidence

The course breakdown: 4 domains to prepare you for an amazing pregnancy.






This course is for you, if you... 


  • Like face to face learning 

  • Prefer small group style learning experience to hear other's questions and concerns

  • Long for a different childbirth experience, but don't know where to start or what to read

  • Wish to learn how to tap into your innate ability to birth

  • Wince at the word "push" during birth and you're not quite sure how to do it

  • Fear labor pains and want strategies to cope

This course is not for you, if you... 

  • Learn best on your own

  • Don't want guidance through pregnancy and beyond

  • Cringe at the words vagina, vulva and anus

  • Anticipate to birth in less than a week away. It's best to learn the strategies early for practice

  • Prefer to just wing it

  • Aren't pregnant

  • You don't live in NY or don't want to travel here, instead opt for the ONLINE version HERE

What are you waiting for? Join the class, it's kept small for your learning pleasure. Space is limited.  



Waddle n Swaddle in Poughkeepsie, NY


  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 12:30 - 2:30pm

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 12:30 - 2:30pm

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 12:30 - 2:30pm ** THIS IS A DATE CHANGE**

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 12:30 - 2:30pm


$60 (partners are welcome to join - no extra charge)

Hear it from the classmates: 

Suzanne's story: 

" I attended Dr. Ashley Hocutt’s “Below The Bump” prenatal pelvic prep class in my 28th week of pregnancy… I have carried what I learned that day with me the whole rest of the way! And I know it will help me have a foundation for postpartum as well. Between practicing proper breath work, learning how to be aware of my pelvic floor, and learning appropriate movements/exercises, we were left with many resources to help ourselves and feel empowered. (EVERYONE in the class admitted to the misunderstanding of the kegel exercise, so this is reason enough for every pregnant woman to learn this information!) Dr. Ashley’s perspective on mindset about labor and delivery are also very important for all pregnant women AND their partners. Easing fear, emphasizing the incredible, natural processes of birth, and providing specific prep exercises (that we mastered in the class) impact the expectant mom in extremely beneficial ways that she won’t get from any other birth provider. This class is a must for new moms and moms who want a better experience for a new birth. 

As a chiropractor, I care very much about and understand the importance of the pelvis and nervous system connections. So I regularly refer my patients to Dr. Ashley for her expertise in this field. Thank you, Dr. Ashley, for everything you do! "       











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