Posts in the ‘Birth’ Category

Hypnobirthing and Active Birth

Hypnobirthing works wonderfully with Active Birth. It builds towards the same goal of helping you become more confident and trusting in your body, and less fearful of giving birth, and it’s a beautiful way to connect more deeply with your body and your baby. Find out more about what Hypnobirthing can do for you in this blog by Janet Balaskas, founder of Active Birth…

Top 10 Benefits of Active Birth

There are so many benefits when you have an Active Birth – here are the top 10…

Charlie’s Birth Story: A Beautiful Birthday Surprise!

  I’m very happy to report that our little boy has arrived – he was born on my birthday! His birth was much sooner than expected at 34 plus 4 days, and we spent 10 days in hospital in neonatal, but are now home and he is doing incredibly well. His birth, although early, was

SILVIA’S BIRTH STORY: A PRECIOUS EXPERIENCE

Our wonderful son was born in July and we’re very happy with how everything went! Labour/birth was such a positive experience. We had a natural pool birth in the High Barnet birth centre and Janet, you were in our minds with your wise words all the time. We’ve found everything you’ve taught us and the

Melissa’s Birth Story: A beautiful Active Birth during lockdown

Melissa had an empowered Active Birth earlier in April, and we’re absolutely thrilled for her and her lovely family!  She shared her story in an email… — We welcomed our baby girl into the world at 2.50am, some hours after I had spoken to Janet the previous evening. We arrived at the hospital after my

Global Empowerment for Birthing Mothers – Portugal

Janet spoke at the Nascer Positivo conference held in Porto, Portugal on 8-9 March. Her presentation ‘Ancient and New Birthing Wisdom’ focused on the history and principles of Active Birth and was well received by the audience, which included nurses, midwives, doctors, doulas and specialists in hospital and home birth. This inspiring Positive Birth event

Birth Story No 29 : Jennie – The Joy of an Active Birth

Like many of the women who attend your classes, I had hoped for a natural birth at the Whittington Birth Centre, but at 40 weeks + 5 days pregnant I experienced a noticeable reduction in foetal movements. After much discussion with my husband, we agreed to take the hospital’s advice and have the labour induced later the same

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Birth Story No 28: Kat’s primal home birth

Kat attended Janet’s pregnancy yoga classes. Here she shares the incredibly powerful story of the natural birth of her beautiful baby girl. I went into labour at 37+0 days. My midwives advised that it was Braxton Hicks and I hoped that to be true as I felt anxious she’d be small. In my heart of hearts,

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Birth Story No 27: Eliana – My waters broke at my pregnancy yoga class

Eliana attended Lynn’s pregnancy yoga classes. Here she shares how the breathing and relaxation techniques she learnt, helped during the birth of her beautiful baby boy. I was so happy to have a positive vaginal birth, naturally, relatively pain-free and in control. I am very grateful to Lynn and her team at the Active Birth Centre for

Birth Story No 26: Laura – The magic trio: yoga, breathing and affirmations

Laura attended pregnancy yoga classes and Janet’s Couples Yoga for Active Birth workshop, at the Centre. Here she shares how yoga, breathing and affirmations helped prepare her mentally and physically for the birth of her beautiful baby boy. I wanted to let you know I had a really positive birth experience, and think my yoga practice

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