Prenatal Move – Abouts

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | May 7, 2021

What can I do in labor that will help it to progress well? There are four things pregnant women in labor need to remember that can have a profound positive impact on their labors. Move into optimal pelvic positions to create more space for your baby to move through your pelvis for birth. Keep hands […]

How can Newborn Babies See At Birth?

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | April 6, 2021

I was at the birth of my nephew some years ago and the moment he came into the world is one that I will never forget.  There was hardly a whimper.  His mother gave birth with him on her hands and knees and he came out the back.  As soon as his head emerged, I […]

Breastfeeding and Your Telomeres: Helping you and your baby to live longer

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | March 9, 2021

Do you want to increase the chances of you and your baby living longer?  Here is another wonderful benefit of breastfeeding and it has a lot to do with your Telomeres (tee-lo-meres)?  Telomeres are located on the tips of our chromosomes and correlate significantly with health and longevity.  In fact, they may be considered the […]

Ways of Being – Human Values Help Us Get Our Wishes Done!

By Cristin Tighe | February 9, 2021

Ever feel that despite a well-intentioned to-do list, you’re not getting where you want to be?  Instead of pressuring ourselves, we can choose self-compassion. In moments, just being versus doing helps…. taking a minute to realign with why we have an intention to-do, gives access to more subtle ways of being, which reframes our next […]

The Gift of Birth is Love Itself

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | December 17, 2020

Light and love are inherent in many holidays, especially this time of year.  We love to see light and we feel peace when we feel loved. One characteristic of love is attraction. Newborn babies are full of love – oxytocin is the hormone of love and what helps a woman’s uterus contract to birth her […]

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 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 […]