About Us

BirthAdventure was born out of the desire to share the tools I found most useful during my own pregnancy.  Some of these were recommended to me by friends and midwives, and others I stumbled across while searching for something entirely different. 

Maha al Musa's Dance of the Womb DVD was the greatest of these inspirations.  I had heard that belly dance was beneficial during pregnancy, and because I was experiencing a great deal of back pain, I thought it might help strengthen and tone the muscles that were being taxed so severely.  After purchasing several prenatal belly dance DVDs on Amazon and being disappointed each time, I came across a small review of Maha's teaching in Mothering magazine and went to her website.  There I viewed a YouTube clip of her DVD and found more inspiration in those few minutes of instruction than I had in the entire other workouts I had purchased.  I ordered Maha's DVD direct from Australia and within days of its arrival, my back was pain-free and I was enjoying the fluidity of movement that I was looking for - even with a burgeoning 8-month pregnant belly!  

What I learned from Dance of the Womb got me through a difficult and extremely long birth.  Thirty-six hours of back labor passed remarkably quickly as I swayed and rotated my hips, and the focus and freeing sensation these movements gave allowed for a medication-free delivery.  I am eternally grateful to Maha for this experience!  I was anxious to share the program with others before Claire's birth, but afterward it was an absolute must.  

I look forward to hearing many more stories like mine.  Wishing you a happy, healthy, deeply fulfilling pregnancy and birth!

Emily (& Claire)

Find out more about the benefits of belly dance during pregnancy and birth.
Watch the video trailer and experience Maha's teaching in an excerpt from the video.
Buy the DVD now.