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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 […]

Adina’s Testimonial

Attending the BirthWorks childbirth education workshop in Mt Dora, Florida this May was way more than I bargained for! The place was absolutely stunning. A Victorian style historical hotel with sprawling grounds against a backdrop of the magnificent lake and quaint town. But even more than that was the content of this 3 day workshop […]

Profession forum at the BirthWorks Peace in Birth Conference 2019

At our professional forum our speakers commented on the following: Question #1: What is the most important thing that women need to learn: Amber Price: They have the power to change anything. One voice can make change. Consumer demand is important. Lewis Mehl Madrona: Consumer demand brought the epidural epidemic. If consumer demand was for […]

The Baby Way

What better way to show cardinal movement, rotation of a baby through the pelvis, than by demonstrating with The Baby Way, manufactured by BirthWorks International. This is an “Ah Ha” moment for any pregnant woman, helping her to understand the importance of movement in labor. Our imagination is much more powerful than we may realize. […]

BirthWorks with Birthpedia Conference – highlights

Our conferences are being described by attendees as, “The BirthWorks Experience” and this is different from other conferences they have attended.   Our program is based on the practice of human values along with integration of the mind, body, and spirit.  This is experienced in all of our conferences and workshops as well as in our […]

Janell’s Reflections

Intimate, Connecting and Peaceful, these are the words that come to mind when I reflect back on the 2019 BirthWorks Conference in Mt. Dora, Florida.  The speakers were inspiring and loving as they shared their knowledge and extensive experience with conference attendees.  The location was nostalgic and charming, worth the visit as well. I personally […]

Ultrasounds – Risks, Benefits, and Ethical Considerations

Submitted by Sally Dear-Healey, PhD, PPNE, CCE(BWI), Doula(BWI) Years ago, X-ray was the diagnostic procedure of choice in pregnancy but today we understand more about the harmful effects of radiation so ultrasound is used as a safer alternative.  What we do know today is that every medical procedure has inherent risks known and unknown.  Therefore […]

Ten Tips to Change the Course of Your Birth

By Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)   A positive laboring experience has the potential to increase satisfaction with the overall birth process, deepen parent and infant bonding in the first few weeks, and set the stage for a healthy transition into the postpartum experience (Simkin).  One’s outlook on their birth, however, has less to do […]

By Cathy Daub, CD, CCE (BWI) Laboring in birth is hard work but today we are making it harder than it needs to be. The secret is to find ways to create optimum space for the baby to move into and through the pelvis.  BirthWorks philosophy believes that “Birth is Instinctive” and that includes the […]

Birth Testimonial

by Erika Sanchez   Written January 4, 2019 My husband and I attended the Birth Works (birthing class) at Beach Cities this past October. It was taught by Janell Bartzatt. This was our 3rd baby. The first two were healthy, hospital births. We had taken a birthing class at the hospital 7 years ago with our first […]