Active Birth Workshop Videos

Now the Active Birth Workshop has been filmed (thanks Mal and Rowan),   it can now be shared here online.  The videos add up to an hour of viewing and are split into 5 parts.  That way, if you only want to be reminded of, for example, the rebozo techniques then that is possible.

Filming it all in one go on one day gave little opportunity for correcting errors or doing it differently in the light of having seen the film.

I have tried to credit where I got the ideas from at all times and am sorry if I’ve missed anyone out.

Here are the videos, I very much hope you find them useful…

The first one describes labour and describes why being upright and mobile is important

The second one shares techniques which often help women to manage labour without drugs

The third one looks specifically at using the Rebozo in for relaxation and childbirth

The fourth one encourages slowing down breathing during birth to help avoid hyperventilating

The fifth one chats about creating and maintaining the environment to encourage the hormones which make labour progress work

I very much hope you find these videos helpful.


6 thoughts on “Active Birth Workshop Videos

  1. These videos are brilliant, and Midwife Jude is just excellent. I found them while looking for info on Rebozo techniques. I am a Melbourne GP and LC who acts as a makeshift doula for my daughters, several of whom are expecting this year! So thanks for the tips and keep up the good work.

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  2. Dear Jude,

    Thanks so much for such a great workshop today at the Barkantine, we picked up so many helpful tips and techniques, that I feel much more confident about being able to manage pain during labour in a drug free way. It’s so useful to be able to refer back to these videos too, and to be privy to an experienced perspective such as yours, which is something that isn’t always available on the NHS. Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to coming to give birth at the Barkantine in the new year!


  3. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with such calm clarity and wisdom.
    I’m at 40 weeks with my first, and I’ve watched all of your videos more than once in the last week, as has my partner. We have an old sheet ripped up and ready to go as our own makeshift rebozo when the time comes!
    Your videos are such a refreshing change from so many of the hyped-up videos on you tube, I’m going to be sharing them with all the pregnant women I know.
    Thanks again. I’m so glad I found your YouTube videos, you’ve given me such confidence.


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