Value of a Birth Doula and Purpose of Labor Support

How is labor support (having a birth doula) valuable? Labor support is valuable to a new mother because there is someone with the woman, during the process, who assures that she is empowered, self-expressed and supported. Having a “birth assistant” makes the whole process better. Ideal birth doula support begins during pregnancy and continues through …

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Value of BirthWorks – The reason I Chose to Cross-Certify as a Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula

My inspiration to be part of BirthWorks started with my childbirth educator workshop in 2005 and the amazing mentoring afterward to support my BirthWorks-certification.  At that time in my life, I was earning a Masters degree, but honestly felt I did more work for BirthWorks certification, and work that was more valuable!  The depth of …

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BirthWorks Birth Prep!

This virtual experience is a fantastic way to prep for birth now from home!! What a brilliant gift to give yourself or to give to new parents you know! The BirthWorks Experience helps every woman find her own best way to birth. First-time parents (as well as parents having another child) will love our engaging, …

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Reflections From A Mom With Multiples

Taking care of one baby is a lot of work.  New moms often say they were busy all day but don’t exactly remember what they did!  Just imagine taking care of newborn twins or triplets!  I am a BirthWorks Mentor and one of my students, Sienna Morrow, who is in the BirthWorks Postpartum Doula Program …

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Human Dignity – How BirthWorks Philosophy Empowers & Enlightens

posted by Cristin Tighe, CCE (BWI)   Being pregnant teaches us things that ease the transition to caring for a newborn.  For example – thinking about another human being (with every bite we eat!), not sleeping through nights, and not being in control during birth – help prepare us emotionally to mother.  If additionally, we …

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