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2nd Edition of Global Conference on Gynecology & Women's Health

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Gynec 2024

Lindsay McCoy

Speaker at Womens Health Conference - Lindsay McCoy
Body Ready Method, United States
Title : Birth Biomechanics: Learn when to do what and why to create optimal space in the pelvis for an easier birth


Did you know that the movements that open the top of the pelvis will restrict the bottom of the pelvis, and vice versa? Join Exercise Physiologist, birth doula and founder of the Body Ready Method®, Lindsay McCoy, to learn how to know what to do when, and why to encourage progress in labour. We will learn about the 3 levels of the pelvis, work through “birth detective” skills to learn how to know where the baby is in the pelvis without a vaginal exam, and then work through a 3 part process to help navigate a labour stall from a physiological perspective. Then, we will practice movements and hands on techniques to create more balance and space based on our birth detective information for the most easeful journey possible.

Audience Take Away:

  • Be able to identify the 3 levels of the pelvis.
  • Identify movements, positions and techniques that open the pelvic inlet, mid-pelvis and outlet.
  • Identify restrictions and imbalances that can contribute to a stall in labor based on each level of the pelvis.
  • Use skill of observation to determine what level of the pelvis the baby is at.
  • Understand the labor flow state and how it relates to labor progress.
  • Articulate the differences between physiological approach to a labor stall and medical approach to a labor stall.


Lindsay McCoy is an exercise physiologist, an experienced birth doula and a childbirth educator of 12 years. She combines her knowledge of biomechanics and functional movement with her knowledge of the childbirth process to help prepare the body for birth. She trains birth professionals in the Body Ready Method® and is the co-founder of the Body Ready Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum, a biomechanics based exercise program for expecting parents. She has been a speaker at many notable events such as ACNM Optimal Outcomes Summit, Spinning Babies Confluence, Birth Healing Summit, DONA Confluence, Intentional Birth Summit and Healthy Happy Pregnancy Summit.