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Janet Balaskas: 30 years of the active birth movement

Thirty years ago Janet Balaskas founded the active birth movement in the UK, campaigning for a woman's right to give birth in whatever position feels comfortable.

She shows Claire Bowes of the BBC World Service how breathing techniques and upright, "active" labour can aid childbirth.

Video production by Sarah Austin

  • 03 Apr 2012
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