Definition of active birth in English:

active birth


mass noun
  • Childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to move around freely and assume any position which feels comfortable.

    • ‘It has also been proven that an active birth is a safer one than where the woman is confined to a bed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the name suggests, an active birth means being active and not confined to the bed during labour and childbirth.’
    • ‘If you are hoping to have an active birth in a hospital setting you may wish to ask the following questions.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘She is trained with the British wheel of yoga and has worked with the active birth movement.’
    • ‘Senior industrial design lecturer Leong Yap has just won a prestigious best design award for his active birth chair.’
    • ‘Lisa teaches yoga and pre-natal yoga in addition to the active birth workshops.’
    • ‘I just wanted to say thank you for the yoga classes and the active birth workshop.’