Jenny Blyth

Jenny Blyth has been working for over 30 years with natural birth and homebirth. Her greatest focus is on sound preparation of the mother and her partner for birth, including self-awareness, body skills and bodywork for birth. She has been facilitating Birthwork workshops for more than 10 years, and since 2010 has teamed up with Fiona Hallinan. She believes self-responsibility, self-care and body skills are important foundations for a satisfying birth experience, and compassion, tenderness and touch essential qualities for birthworkers.

More recently Jenny has become interested in the changing status of traditional birthworkers in the face of changes in global health care policies. She has authored 2 books: Birthwork, a compassionate guide to being with birth, and The Down to Earth Birth Book, a practical guide to natural birth. With Alieta Belle, she has co-created two films called The Big Stretch and The Big Stretch Sequel.