Train Yourself ~ Maternal Mental Health

Mental Health Challenges & How to Minimize Them Maternal mental health is so often not acknowledged, maybe misunderstood, and has large impacts (both short and long term), if a mother does not get support. With BirthWorks as a foundation, often many mental challenges that mothers experience are minimized. This is because during childbirth preparation, we …

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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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Book Review: Hold Your Prem by Jill Bergman with Dr. Nils Bergman

This book on best practices for premature baby (prem) care is invaluable. It will be exceptionally useful to empower parents of a prem AND as a resource for birth professionals. The Bergmans share best practices to meet prems’ needs that recreate as closely as possible the experience in the womb. This is quite profound, but …

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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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Cristin Tighe
Executive Director & International Coordinator
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