Have You Learned This Groundbreaking Birth Method?
Learn the effective and evidence-based Dancing For Birth™ childbirth method. Utilize our innovative original techniques to serve birthing families and grow your practice.
Support your patients or clients with more ways to cope in labor and get baby into position. Help your hospital or birth center reduce cesareans and achieve perinatal quality goals.
Optionally, get Certified to teach Dancing For Birth™ Prenatal/Postpartum Class and provide your community with fitness, education and support in an all-in-one weekly class. This class is also a great way to provide group prenatal care.
The majority of births these days are fraught with long labors, failure to progress, and cesarean births. It doesn't have to be this way!
Transform your birth practice in as little as 7 hours. Bring bliss and ease to birth. Eliminate exhaustion, discouragement and burnout. Delight your clients and nurture the spark that compelled you to serve childbearing families.
Dancing For Birth™ Birth Method
- Shorter Births
- Fewer cesarean births
- Less labor pain
- Higher birth satisfaction
- Higher Apgar scores
Increase your skillset for assisting pregnant, birthing and postpartum families
At the conclusion of this training you'll have:
✓ Earned the designation "Dancing For Birth™ Professionally Trained"
✓ Received the corresponding Professionally Trained Seal to display (pictured below)
✓ Learned Dancing For Birth™ philosophy, techniques and birth method
✓ Gained permission to use Dancing For Birth™ philosophy, techniques and birth method to assist families during labor and birth
✓ Earned up to 14 Contact Hours from Dancing For Birth™ and Oregon Nurses Association (ONA). Accepted by many RN, Doula, Midwifery, and CBE organizations.
✓ Become eligible* to apply for Dancing For Birth™ Certification (DFB) to teach Dancing For Birth™ parent class for Pre-conception, Prenatal, and Postpartum (*once you have attended BOTH level 1 and level 2)
Dancing For Birth™ Level 1 and Level 2
Professional Training and Certification Path
Level 1 Date and Time:
3 Mondays 7.5 hours Total
October 17, 2022 1:00 - 4:00 PM EST
October 24, 2022 1:00 - 4:00 PM EST
October 31, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Live Online: via Zoom
Level 2 Date and Time:
(Pre-Requisite Level 1)
3 Mondays 7.5 hours Total
October 31, 2022 2:45-4:15 PM EST
November 7, 2022 1:00 - 4:00 PM EST
November 14, 2022 1:00 - 4:00 PM EST
Level 1-2 Combined Date and Time:
5 Mondays 15 hours Total
October 17 - November 14, 2022
4:00-7:00 PM CST
Register with Confidence:
On call for births? You won't lose your fee if you miss while at a birth or if you are diagnosed with Covid. Date or time not working for you? Check our Training Schedule.
Who Should Attend?
Aspiring and experienced birth professionals; Hospital and birth center administrators and policy makers; Wellness/Movement practitioners and instructors; Those with a passion to support empowered pregnancy, birth and parenting.
About Your Trainer
Leslie was a DONA certified Birth Doula for 10 years where she experienced the tremendous strength, resiliency, power, and wisdom of birthing women and mothers, following their instincts. Leslie continues to support women during weekly Dancing For Birth™ classes as a certified instructor and DFB™ Trainer. She has witnessed the value of education shared in a supportive environment; transforming challenge and trauma into life-giving awareness. Leslie has spent her life dancing and supporting people at times of change in their lives with her joyful presence. Leslie is a DONA Certified Birth Doula, a Nia Instructor, and a Dancing For Birth™ Instructor and Trainer. She is also the 2015 recipient of the Instructor of the Year award.
“It is a great honor to support families during their childbearing years, empowering women to believe in their body wisdom to guide them through the birth and mothering process.”
Leslie Switzer, DFB, DFBT
Dancing For Birth™ Trainer
“The DFB™ training is so much more than dancing alone. It is parenting wisdom, childbirth education, sisterhood and community. It is what modern day birth misses.”
- Nicolle Fletcher, Doula, Childbirth Educator
"Dancing For Birth™ training is the best training I have done to improve my professional skills since I became a midwife 6 years ago.”
- Valorie Hauck-Sorensen, Midwife
“Completing this course, I now feel that I am able to share the knowledge and give back the power to women during the birthing experience.”
- Dr. Ruby Guajardo, OB
"Birth I.N.S.T.I.N.C.T.S" to support primal birth physiology
"Powerful Woman" to open the pelvic outlet as much as double
"Mighty Mama Maneuver" to avoid/resolve shoulder dystocia
"The Larson Technique" to re-align malpositioned fetus
Health benefits and evidence for utilizing dance during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
Moves to help facilitate birth and which you should avoid
Registration Ends June 17, 2022
Or When Sold Out
Acclaimed Training - 14 Total CEUs Awarded for Level 1-2
Dancing For Birth™ is an approved provider of continuing education for professionals who work with pregnant and new families. Most doula, midwife, nurse and childbirth educator organizations accept our contact hours. Contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the Dancing For Birth™ Professional Level 1, Level 2, or Combined Level 1-2 Training.
This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
DFB and ONA Contact Hours are Accepted by Organizations such as
Find the Right Training Level for You
Level 1: There are no pre-requisites for Level 1, but if you are not a birth professional, purchase our Birth Basics ebook during registration. After completing Level 1, you will have earned our designation and corresponding seal: Dancing For Birth™ Professionally Trained. You will also be able to utilize the Dancing For Birth™ childbirth method to assist your clients/patients during labor and birth. After completing Level 1 you are eligible to attend Level 2 training (within 6 months of Level 1).
Level 2: This level is for individuals who desire to become Certified by Dancing For Birth™. The prerequisite is having attended Level 1 within the past six months. After completing Level 2 training you will be eligible to apply for Certification. Certified Instructors are licensed to teach Dancing For Birth™ prenatal/postpartum class to pregnant and new parents. It's a childbirth education class, prenatal/postpartum fitness class, and mom/parent circle, all-in-one. After successful certification, you will have earned the credential: DFB and the corresponding Certified Instructor seal.
Level 1 and Level 2 trainings may be taken separately or as a combined training.
Level 3: Certified Instructors with a minimum of one year of experience are eligible for consideration to become Certified Trainers. Trainer training is by-invite-only. You must be recommended by your trainer or nominate yourself for consideration.
What's Dancing For Birth™?
Dancing For Birth™ is an evidence-based childbirth method with a 20+ year history of efficacy. Our techniques help shorten labor, resolve failure to progress, reduce cesarean births, reduce labor pain, avoid shoulder dystocia, support natural physiological birth and increase birth satisfaction for birthing families and birth professionals.
Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructors teach weekly Dancing For Birth™ class—the “trifecta” of birth preparation: prenatal/postnatal fitness, childbirth education, and celebration, in one. It's currently offered on five continents worldwide.
Dancing For Birth™ was founded by Stephanie Larson, USA’s National Birth Hero (One World Birth Award), mom of four, experienced birth doula and childbirth educator.