Fear In Birth

Fear in Birth by Katie Immel “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” –Eleanor Roosevelt The light switch for our main bathroom is housed outside the door. This bathroom has no window. Clearly, this setup was designed by an evil prankster (or …

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GET IT ON VIDEO

By Myriah C. Boudreaux I am Wonder Woman. My friends say so. This status is earned because I have birthed all my babies, including a ten-pounder, drug free. My fifth time around, I wanted my labor and delivery, a homebirth, on video. Would this dispel or confirm my growing legend? I wasn’t sure. But I …

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“What led you to BirthWorks?” 24 Hours in communication

If you’re like so many future parents and educators, you delve deep before making a decision to entrust your education – and in some instances, your child with an organization. This intrigued the staff of BirthWorks International and led us to ask one question – “Why did you choose BirthWorks”. This question, posted online on …

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Reclaiming Our Birthrights

By Melissa Feldman By reclaiming our connection to nature, women get in touch with their nurturing skills, which help to preserve our own species. According to an article “Wild at Heart” that appeared in O The Oprah Magazine in July 2002: “Women know in our bodies, our souls and our histories what it means to …

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Chewy Oatmeal Bars

Combine, mixing well: 2 Ripe bananas 1/2 cup agave nectar 8 oz. plain organic yogurt 2 eggs 2 Tablespoons of sunflower oil 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened soy milk In another bowl, mix: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup dried coconut 1. Preheat oven …

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Not So Safe

By Mali Schwartz, BirthWorks International Board of Director-Secretary I was 23 when I had my first child, my first and only son. He was born in the summer of 1975, at the very height of the natural childbirth movement. I remember being diligent about going to my Lamaze classes, accompanied by my husband. I really …

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Workshop Review: Raleigh, North Carolina

The is a lovely review, written by Laura Farnsworth, of our 2006 North Carolina Childbirth Educator workshop. The BirthWorks weekend retreat was nothing like I had experienced before. Through guided exercises, we explored feelings and philosophies about birth, discussed our relationships with our mothers, identified feelings of blame and guilt and released grief over past …

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