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The Impact of Fear, Stress and Anxiety during Pregnancy and Birth on Women and Infants

By Sally Dear-Healey, Ph.D., PPNE, CCE, Doula, TICP | November 25, 2019 | Comments Off on The Impact of Fear, Stress and Anxiety during Pregnancy and Birth on Women and Infants

by Sally Dear-Healey, Ph.D., PPNE, CCE (BWI), CD (BWI), TICP Research shows that “both psychosocial stress and pregnancy-specific stresses can have marked effects on pregnancy, maternal health, and human development across the lifespan.”  Moreover, both animal and human studies suggest that activation of what is referred to as the “maternal stress response” and resulting changes […]

The Importance of Why

By Brittany McCollum CCE(BWI), CD(Dona) | October 28, 2019 | Comments Off on The Importance of Why

One of the beauties of a strong and vibrant community of birth workers is that our conversations quickly delve into conceptual yet crucial topics such as human rights in birth, the effects of language and persona on confidence, power dynamics in the laboring room.  This talk brings us, as birth professionals, to a higher plane […]

What is Birthpedia and How is it Changing the World of Birth?

By Birthpedia | October 28, 2019 | Comments Off on What is Birthpedia and How is it Changing the World of Birth?

A qualified resource where the worlds of hospital, birth center, and homebirth co-exist? A place where parents’ choices are respected, where information isn’t condemning, but enlightening? A resource like that simply didn’t exist… until now. In this post, you will learn how Birthpedia is changing the way information about birth is being presented and why […]

Accepting Fully Who We Are

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | September 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Accepting Fully Who We Are

Our Birth Doula training is very comprehensive and includes not only Optimal Pelvic Positioning and “The Four Principles,” but also ways in which to enhance character development.  One of the ways we do this is by having our students complete the BirthWorks Doula Journal Workbook in which one of the exercises is to write responses […]

“The Baby Comes Out the Back” – Birth Story

By BirthWorks | September 30, 2019 | Comments Off on “The Baby Comes Out the Back” – Birth Story

by Krista Haggerty, BWI Trainee I was 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant when I woke at 6am to my waters breaking.  It was a small trickle, but I knew today would be the day we would meet our third child.  I woke my husband, text my doula, and called my midwife.  Since this would […]

Accepting Fully Who We Are

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Accepting Fully Who We Are

Our Birth Doula training is very comprehensive and includes not only Optimal Pelvic Positioning and “The Four Principles,” but also ways in which to enhance character development. One of the ways we do this is by having our students complete the BirthWorks Doula Journal Workbook in which one of the exercises is to write responses […]

Birthing in the Spirit

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | September 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Birthing in the Spirit

  She labored in the water, feeling her body becoming lighter as her abdomen tightened in another contraction.  Her partner looked at her saying, “Are you okay?” with a thumbs up to encourage her.  She smiled back at him looking relaxed in the water.  But inside she felt huge.  Her mind was whirling as she […]

Yes! Type 2 Diabetes is Reversible!

By HORATIO DAUB | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Yes! Type 2 Diabetes is Reversible!

  BirthWorks is a comprehensive program that works to improve birth and health for the whole person. We address many issues that help keep a woman in the perinatal period healthy so she has a better chances of growing  a healthy baby, having a transformative birth,  and being of sound mind, body, and spirit during […]

Balance in Birth and Life

By Cathy Daub, PT CD, CCE (BWI) | August 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Balance in Birth and Life

As a Libra, balance has always been an important concept for me.  As I have worked in birth for so many years, the concept of balance becomes even more important. There is a very fine line of balance in the body, physiologically, as when our temperature is even one degree higher than normal, we feel […]

Oxytocin: The Love Hormone

By Shelley Albini | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Oxytocin: The Love Hormone

My name is Ashton Gelzinis, and I am one of the founders of Birth Naturally Brevard, LLC, a childbirth education and doula service business. My partners, Julie O’Neill and Elizabeth McLean, and I have served women in Brevard for several years and love every minute. We are also the owners of a small retail shop […]