Dancing For Birth™ is a fun and uplifting dance workout for prenatal and postpartum women. Weaving together African Dance, Belly Dance, Caribbean Dance, and Latin Dance, Dancing For Birth™ teaches women how to use world dance moves to facilitate more comfortable pregnancies, labors, and births while encouraging optimal fetal positioning. Postpartum women can wear their baby in a wrap or sling and use the same dance moves to stretch, strengthen, and tone their bodies after childbirth while bonding with their babies. Moves such as “Birth Goddess,” “Dilation Gyration,” and “Rock the Baby” empower mothers with techniques that they can use in labor to help baby navigate his/her way through the pelvis at the time of birth.
Participants report experiencing low levels of discomfort, few or no interventions, brief labors and high levels of satisfaction during their births. Babies whose mothers take Dancing for Birth™ classes love the motion of dancing and are easily soothed after birth by being held while the mother dances. Mothers regain their pre-pregnancy shape and tone more quickly when they continue Dancing for Birth™ classes with their baby after the birth. One of the only classes where pregnant and postpartum moms are together, it serves as a valuable resource for expectant mothers to learn from those who have gone before them.