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Dance of the Womb DVD: Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth
Dance of the Womb : Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

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  • Endorsed by the Australian National Association of Childbirth Educators and the Australian Doula College.

  • A safe and effective dance expression supporting women throughout pregnancy and labor.

  • Provides a natural birthing technique encouraging active birth at its most feminine and beautiful.

  • Disk one contains a gentle 45 minute warmup, six guided dance techniques, and more.

  • Disk two contains a 50 minute documentary of the instructor's homebirth at age 46 plus more.

  • Dance through your birth!

In pregnancy your ligaments loosen, your belly swells and becomes taut, and your body prepares to feed externally the life you are so effortlessly nourishing internally.  You, too, are undergoing massive transformation from singular to plural, from daughter to mother, from simply living to being the giver of life.  Climb inside this beautiful (and sometimes terrifying!) new body and let it move and swirl and undulate around the miracle of life inside you.  Discover the movements that feel so right during the growth of your baby and in the birth itself.  Enjoy the journey!

Disc 1 offers a 45 minute warm-up that includes positions useful during labor, pelvic floor exercises, and targeted stretching.  Following the warm-up are 6 dance chapters that teach specific movements and their uses during labor.  Maha’s instruction is clear and gentle, the music is beautiful and meditative, and the reminders to center and connect with both baby and self are a wonderful aid in relaxing and releasing tension.  Women who experience back pain during pregnancy report that practicing the belly dance movements alleviates that pain more quickly and thoroughly than anything else they have tried.  

Disc 2 includes a beautifully filmed 50-minute documentary of Maha’s homebirth at the age of 46, demonstrating belly dance in practice during labor.  Two midwives discuss the benefits of these techniques with Maha for both mother and baby’s wellbeing.  This unique film offers not only an understanding of how to use belly dance to aid labor, but the encouragement of seeing a homebirth unfolding so naturally, safely, and with grace and strength.   An excellent addition on its own to any birthing library!

Here is what birth professionals around the world are saying about “Dance of the Womb”:

  • "Dear Maha,   Your belly dance book and DVD are simply wonderful. I have mentioned them in the revised edition of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, which will be released in June 2010. You have done the world a huge service with this work. And the production values on the DVD are outstanding!"   - Christiane Northrup, MD
  • "The gentle rhythmical movements shown by Maha can enhance muscle strength and flexibility, helping a woman to align her baby in her pelvis and encouraging pelvic muscle relaxation and blood flow. The active and passive components of the gentle dances help pelvic floor toning, which assists in the birthing process and reduces injury. As well, the confidence gained using these natural calming movements enhances self esteem and respect and love of our bodies as well as increased joy in birthing, our babies, and our femininity.”   - Debbie Mortimer, MD, Australia.
  • "Dance of the Womb" relaxes your mind. A relaxed mind can embrace change, deal with pain, open to new states and mostly surrender. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are all about surrender. When we surrender we open a space for something new to happen. When you let go of stress there is a space for something to flow in......peace."   Angela Fitzgerald, Mother and Doula, Australia

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