Collection: Janet Balaskas

Janet Balaskas is the founder of Active Birth. Her innovative ideas have inspired parents and birth professionals worldwide. Obstetricians and midwives have a high regard for her work, and many have adopted her methods.

She began her work as a pioneering birth educator and author in the late 1970s and founded the Active Birth Movement in the 1980s. To this day Janet is a leading voice in the global campaign to transform birthing practices. The core work she does with parents and professionals, is now available online through live streaming.

Janet has written many ground-breaking books and has recently published a new film Active Birth: Your guide to nature's plan.

She is the mother of four grown-up children and one stepdaughter and has six grandchildren. You can read more about Janet's personal journey, her published books and films, her campaign for women to become active birth givers and her professional trainings on