Helpful Tips for Dads

by Donna Favilla, BirthWorks Certified Birth Doula (CBD~BWI)   The ancient archetype of a father at birth is that he stands guard at the opening to the cave to protect the birthing mother and their child. As we move through time, he comes closer to the actual location of the birth itself; waiting, protecting. Then in …

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Trends in Childbirth: The Reason Parents Need Consumer Oriented Comprehensive Childbirth Education Early in Pregnancy

The Need for Early Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation “I went to the hospital to give birth as a low risk pregnancy and by the time I left I had become high risk. What happened?” say too many birthing parents today. Many birthing parents today think that not preparing for childbirth, or even just taking a typical …

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Birth Reborn by Dr. Michel Odent, M.D.

Book review by Cristin Tighe, BirthWorks Trainer & CBE/CBD/CPD(BWI) Birth Reborn book is a classic and keeper for any birth professional’s bookshelf and for parents wanting inspiration and to feel confident in their ability to birth. Its timeless concepts are exceptionally valuable for birth workers and parents alike. BirthWorks International is honored to work closely …

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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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