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Become a Kangaroula® 

By Jill & Dr. Nils Bergman | November 19, 2020

Dive deeper into the Art of Nurturescience!  In this advanced training for doulas and other health professionals, understand the key role you can play to determine whether a baby experiences “nurture” or “protest and despair” at birth.  Learn about: how nurture matters for brain wiring of all babies, but how also to apply this for […]

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

By Cristin Tighe | November 15, 2020

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 […]

Keeping Doulas at Births in Hospitals During Covid-19

By Amara Minnis, CCE | November 5, 2020

Stages of Grief: Our community was thrown off-kilter mid-March 2020 with the official arrival and acknowledgement of COVID-19 as a global threat in the United States. It was upon us and as with any stressful event, many birthworkers, myself included, walked through the stages of grief in regards to the pandemic. First Stage Denial: Surely […]

Quick Vegan Fried Rice

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | November 5, 2020

Quick Vegan Fried Rice Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, prepared and cooked -1 medium onion -1 cup chopped mushrooms -1 clove chopped garlic -1 cup peas -1 cup chopped vegan “chicken” -3 TBSP soy sauce (or more to taste) Instructions: –Cook the brown rice in 3 cups of water and bring to a boil […]

Fighting Viruses With Whole Plant Foods By Horatio Daub MD, and Cathy Daub PT, BirthWorks Founder

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | October 5, 2020

“I’m so afraid of getting the Covid-19 virus!” “What can I do to protect myself?” These are the thoughts on the minds of so many people during these uncertain times of the pandemic. It doesn’t matter if we are rich, poor, famous, male, female or a child. We are all susceptible to this equalizer that […]

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

By Cristin Tighe | September 7, 2020

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 […]

Risks and Benefits of Fetal Monitoring During Births by Horatio Daub MD, MPH

By HORATIO DAUB | September 7, 2020

In a recent article in the August 1, 2020 edition of American Family Physician which is a peer reviewed and editorially independent journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians, there is an interesting study discussing “Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring.” It explains that continuous electronic fetal monitoring (CEFM) was developed to screen for evidence of fetal […]

Book Review: Nobody Told Me About That – The First Six Weeks

By Cristin Tighe | July 31, 2020

Nobody Told Me About That – The First Six Weeks by Ginger Breedlove Book review by Cristin Tighe, BWI Program Director & CCE(BWI) What a valuable read – this is the most comprehensive book about the postpartum time I’ve picked up. It’s focus on the first six weeks is key! As a mother of first […]

BirthWorks Birth Prep!

By Cristin Tighe | July 31, 2020

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, […]

Book Review: Natural Labor and Birth: An Evidence-Based Guide to the Natural Birth Plan by Michelle Aristizabal, MD

By Amara Minnis, CCE | June 30, 2020

I was very pleased with Dr. Aristizabal’s book, “Natural Labor and Birth”, although I must admit I went into it thinking I would just be reading about things I already knew as I’ve attended over 700 births as a doula. That was true in most cases, but I really liked her approach. It was an […]