Benefits of Pregnancy Belly Dance

Bellydancebirth® Method Strengthens Birthing Muscles

Regular practice of BellydanceBirth®, the unique method taught in our Dance of the Womb DVD set, builds stronger birthing muscles. Why? Belly dance targets the muscles that need help most during pregnancy and birth.

Confidence and Self Image

As you dance through your pregnancy, you'll experience benefits that don't stop at the physical level including increased confidence and improved self image. Belly dancing throughout your pregnancy provides many spiritual and emotional benefits that lead to a smooth and positive birth experience.

Additional Benefits of Pregnancy Belly Dancing

The first of two DVDs in our Dance of the Womb Video Set teaches you how to belly dance and to do so safely. Following the easy instructions on the DVD makes belly dancing simple to learn in the privacy of your home. Here are some of the benefits you will experience:

  • Increase your muscle tone, flexibility and circulation
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
  • Reduce your tension and anxiety
  • Maintain good posture
  • Reduce pregnacy-related lower back pain
  • Reduce hip pain during pregnancy
  • Reduce pregnacy-related sciatica pain
  • Feel sexy during pregnancy
  • Benefits of feeling sexy during labor — a powerful aid to a smooth and pain-free birth
  • Help maintain a healthy weight while you're pregnant
  • Be upright and active during your pregnancy — helps you set the stage for an upright and active labor!
  • Connect with your true seat of femininity within your pelvic area
  • Improve your pregnant-body image
  • Enhance your self esteem in pregnancy
  • Open your body to the deep connection between you, as mother, and your unborn baby
  • Honor the innate connection between you, as mother, and the life within you and your connection to all of humanity
  • Affirm the connection to your primal brain as an expecting mother and the birthing knowledge that lies within it

Find out more about belly dance during pregnancy and birth.

Watch the Dance of the Womb video trailer and experience Maha al Musa's teaching in an excerpt from the video

Purchase Dance of the Womb video DVD set now to begin enjoying the many benefits of belly dancing during your pregnancy.

Content on this page was adapted from the book Dance of the Womb: The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth by Maha al Musa