Search icon


22nd Jan 2018

A doctor in Brazil is using dance to help women with labour pains

He's becoming a hit online.

Laura Holland


A doctor in Brazil has become an internet sensation after videos of him dancing with his heavily pregnant patients have gone viral.

Dr. Fernando Guedes da Cunha has become known as the ‘dancing doctor’ after using dance routines to help ease labour pains. He says the unusual method contributes to relaxation and encourages the birth of the baby.

He has been posting videos on his own Instagram account to show the benefits of dance in early stages of labour.

Commenting on the hospitals Facebook page, he said:

“Dance, walk, activities with a ball of physiotherapy and squats, are part of the patient’s verticalisation, which greatly favors labor. We are increasingly trying to implement human measures to improve assistance to pregnant women.”