What is an Active Birth?
An Active Birth is a birth during which YOU are the central participant in your birth experience. You are supported by your caregiver to make informed choices about your care and to take responsibility for those choices.
During an active physiological birth, the woman is able to choose her own positions, favouring upright supported positions during active labour to maximise the effects of gravity and her body’s birthing potential. She is able to remain mobile, free to change her position when she feels the need or when she is no longer able to relax or progress in her current position.
During an active caesarean birth, the woman is supported to make informed choices about her care during and after the operation, maintaining her participation in the birth process.
Active Birth Workshops
“The philosophy of my service embraces the concepts of Active Birthing and Informed Choice, in which the woman is the central participant in her birth experience. My approach is one of skill development and resourcing, to increase your self-reliance and confidence during birth and early parenting. I believe that you already have within you what you need to birth your baby safely and to your profound satisfaction. It is my honour to work with you to build on these strengths and support you to connect with this powerful aspect of yourself.” Erika Munton – Birthworks
The Birthready Active Birth Workshops are on at MAMA Kensington on:
8 & 9 November 2014
Call Erika to book or for more information: 9808 7464 or 0407 685 933