GOLD Learning Speakers

United States

Stephanie Larson, DFBT, BFA

  • Speaker Type: Labour Support Skills Lecture Pack
  • Country: United States
Biography:

Stephanie Larson is the visionary creator and founder of Dancing For Birth™―the powerful class which combines prenatal/postnatal fitness, childbirth education, and sacred celebration and has become a global sensation as the ‘trifecta’ of birth preparation. Over 20 years ago Stephanie instinctively ‘danced-out’ her first child in an empowering and euphoric four-hour birth. Upon hearing her peers’ stories of their traumatic births, she felt called to change the status-quo and bring a radically different birth method to parents and the professionals that serve them. Now, Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructors on four continents educate and mentor parents on an ongoing weekly basis from pre-conception through postpartum (including baby). With each dancing labor, and the resulting connection to body, baby and bliss, birth is being transformed from fear, pain and trauma to power and pleasure.

A world-renowned expert on utilizing movement, instinct and gravity to support easier birth, Stephanie’s appearances include LAMAZE, ICAN, DONA, CAPPA, CIMS, ICEA, AWHONN, CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC. She was voted USA’s National Birth Hero by the birth community (One World Birth Award). Stephanie is the executive producer of the DVD “Prenatal Dance and Birth Wisdom.” She’s a mom of four who calls for an end to forced lithotomy position and a global shift to primal, powerful, euphoric birth and conscious parenting. Reach Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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DANCING FOR BIRTH™ — A Powerful, Evidence-Based Birth Method to Improve Birth Satisfaction
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.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery