What Does Dancing Have To Do With Birth?

Everything! Think about dance for a moment. 

 DANCE: to move one’s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music.

Movement is so essential to birth! It is often said that if we need to move the baby, move the mom! So having a mom who has learned ways to move her body in her pregnancy in ways to enhance the optimal positioning for the baby, is going to only help her labor to be smoother and even shorter!

Being grounded and upright- on your feet, is another thing that helps labor! Being strong and fearless is part of what our classes teach. They move you out of your comfort zone a bit so that you have new found confidence in labor! Moving your body without regard to what others think- but instead what your body is telling you to do. Yep, that is what I said- what your body tells you to do! Did you know that your body already knows how to birth? We just need to get out of the way and let our bodies guide us!

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Labor and birth have a rhythm! We don’t find our rhythm laying on our back in a bed! We find our rhythm by moving! We find our rhythm by learning to listen to how our body is directing us! I have seen women move just the way their bodies were guiding them and have easy births!

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When we develop a pattern of exercise in our pregnancies, that pattern is instinctive in labor. We have learned how to move our bodies in ways that open our pelvises. We use a rebozo to show you how to facilitate movement that is powerful for opening your pelvis! We teach you how to facilitate the use of a birth ball to help you in your pregnancy and birth.

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We teach you some techniques to help those who will accompany you in your labors too! So you will leave class with ideas to share! Dance frees you up to begin to prepare your body in a fun way! And your partner can dance with you!

Music and the different emotions, rhythms and movement it evokes is fun! We explore different types of music and increase your awareness of some music you may not have considered for birth before!

We will be offering morning classes in Atlanta off of Shallowford Road and we will offer evening classes in Lawrenceville off of 316 near 85. Which class are you interested in joining? Oh and guess what? These classes are also wonderful postnatal fitness classes- bring your baby and your favorite baby carrier and come join us to get back in shape quickly while having fun!