Stephanie Larson is a leading world expert on supporting birth through movement and instinct and is the visionary Founder and Master Trainer of Dancing For Birth™, the prenatal and postpartum fitness and childbirth education fusion class that teaches simple moves for easier birth. She calls for an end to forced back-lying birth (lithotomy position), and for a worldwide shift to primal, powerful, euphoric birth and empowered parenting. A renowned international speaker, her speaking engagements and TV appearances include Gold Perinatal, Evidence Based Birth®, DONA International, Lamaze International, CAPPA, ICAN, CIMS, ICEA, CAPPA Canada, AWHONN, CBS, NBC and ABC.
I have loved to dance ever since I was a child, so when I was pregnant with my first child I kept dancing until and even during my birth. Dance helped me connect to my own womanly strength and primal birth wisdom. It was such an empowering, ecstatic experience that I talked about it nonstop. But I quickly realized that my birth was unusual. I learned that many women expect to endure birth at best, but certainly not enjoy it. I heard many birth stories, most of which involved fear and trauma experienced by the mothers. This was when I first discovered my calling to create Dancing For Birth™ classes to help people celebrate pregnancy, look forward to giving birth, and become parents in the most effective and empowering way possible.
My years as a certified birth doula and childbirth educator gave me valuable hands-on experience with birth and showed me how powerful women are. My creative background as an artist and designer gave me the ability to re-imagine birth and make the discoveries that now enable Dancing For Birth™ class participants to experience joy and bliss during birth.