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[mass noun] Childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to move around freely and assume any position which feels comfortable.
- ‘Lisa teaches yoga and pre-natal yoga in addition to the active birth workshops.’
- ‘She is trained with the British wheel of yoga and has worked with the active birth movement.’
- ‘If you are hoping to have an active birth in a hospital setting you may wish to ask the following questions.’
- ‘She sees an active birth as a means of reclaiming our fundamental power as birth giver, mother, and woman; and of giving a newborn the best possible start in life and a safe transition, womb to world.’
- ‘It has also been proven that an active birth is a safer one than where the woman is confined to a bed.’
- ‘I was quite ignorant back then and I didn't really know that stirrups are not used anymore and the active birth is rather encouraged in the hospitals (private or public) in Australia.’
- ‘I just wanted to say thank you for the yoga classes and the active birth workshop.’
- ‘I didn't like the thought of going away and leaving the children when I went into hospital and I also wanted to have an active birth.’
- ‘As the name suggests, an active birth means being active and not confined to the bed during labour and childbirth.’
- ‘Senior industrial design lecturer Leong Yap has just won a prestigious best design award for his active birth chair.’
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