Have you seen this great article about Dancing your baby out by Fiona Peacock? View the Article Here. Time and again woman have discovered how great it is to listen to their bodies and move through pregnancy, labor and beyond! Dancing For Birth™ has discovered ways to aid women through pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period with health and birth benefits through dance.
The love hormone – Oxytocin, helps block pain receptors and provides so many benefits during labor. Dancing releases lots of oxytocin. And as seen in so many videos (including those included in the article), dance can help during active labor as well. Channeling positive energy, improving circulation, working with gravity, and reducing fear are some of the positive effects of dancing.
Dance and movement during labor leads to shorter births, fewer interventions, fewer epidural requests, fewer c-sections and less need of the NICU for babies. It is compatible with all birth settings – home, birth center, hospital. Freedom of movement during labor is a maternal right, so open a dialogue with your care provider and give them a heads up that you plan to dance your baby out! Dancing For Birth™ classes and workshops are offered all over the world. Find listings of our Trained Professionals and Certified Instructors on this site.