Presentation Information

Stephanie Larson

DANCING FOR BIRTH™― A Powerful, Evidence-Based Birth Method to Improve Birth Satisfaction

  • Speaker: Stephanie Larson , DFBT, BFA
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
Abstract:

Birth satisfaction is an important measure of the quality of perinatal care and is pivotal in creating a positive birth and postpartum experience. How can we maximize it? Dancing For Birth™ is a perinatal class for parents and a birth method created to diminish labor pain, increase birth satisfaction and empower the birthing family. It is also an advanced training for perinatal professionals, providing the philosophy and practical skills necessary to support this mode of birth, including original techniques based on Dancing For Birth’s principles of movement, gravity and instinct. The ‘new sensation’ we’re now witnessing of birth dance going global and labor dance videos going viral has been 20 years in the making. Far from a trend, it’s indicative of the future of birth, in which freedom of movement and birth position of choice are paramount. In this interactive session with founder, Stephanie Larson, we’ll be introduced to Dancing For Birth™, its origin and efficacy. We’ll practice moves that encourage fetal rotation and descent while naturally increasing comfort. We will address the evidence regarding dancing during labor, and we'll explore the factors that make dance so transformative for birth.