Founded by Janet Blaskas, Active Birth is a philosophy of working with the natural process of labour and birth. This type of birth is instinctive, following the spontaneous process of labour and birth using your own resources. It supports women to do what feels right for them.
As the term suggests, women are encourage to be active not passive during their labours. This approach promotes walking around, remaining upright (where possible), choosing positions for labour and birth freely, and finding ways to relax in upright positions. Many types of childbirth education classes incorporate part or all of this philosophy into their programs.
For further information visit the Active Birth Website
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Rebozo Demonstration with Naoli Vinaver Lopez This Youtube video demonstrates how to use the Rebozo (Mexican Shawl) to help women progress labour. Well known midwife Naoli Vinaver Lopez from Mexico, came to Los Angeles to teach a doula-workshop.