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Active Birth

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 encouraged 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.

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Active Birth Articles

Rebozo Sifting Demonstration

Using rebozo sifting may help a baby rotate during pregnancy or labour more efficiently. By assisting the expectant or birthing mother’s hips move in controlled motions may encourage the baby to shift positions. Women describe movements created by rebozo sifting as jiggling or rocking. Limited research exists at the moment about the effectiveness of the rebozo helping pregnancy or birthing women. For your information, the rebozo is a Mexican Shawl used widely to help women progress in labour. Traditionally the rebozo


Rebozo Use for Labour: The Hip Squeeze

Aimée and Jill demonstrate using rebozo for labour: The hip squeeze. The rebozo is great for relieving lower back pain or hip pain in pregnancy and in labour. The rebozo can also help with the progression of labour by realigning the pelvis in a way that helps the baby move lower. A technique is also demonstrated on how to secure the rebozo in the hip squeeze position so that your hands are free for massage, hand holding, or whatever the