Reclaiming Our Birthrights

By BirthWorks | September 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Reclaiming Our Birthrights

By Melissa FeldmanBy 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 be […]

Chewy Oatmeal Bars

By BirthWorks | September 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Chewy Oatmeal Bars

Combine, mixing well: 2 Ripe bananas1/2 cup agave nectar8 oz. plain organic yogurt2 eggs2 Tablespoons of sunflower oil2 Tablespoons of unsweetened soy milk In another bowl, mix: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup dried coconut 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees2. Combine dry and wet ingredients and […]

Not So Safe

By BirthWorks | September 3, 2010 | Comments Off on 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 […]

Choices In Childbirth, by Cathy Daub

By BirthWorks | August 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Choices In Childbirth, by Cathy Daub

At every turn of life, there is a choice to make. When I was pregnant with my daughter, who was a single footling breech, I had to decide whether to go into labor or opt for a Cesarean two weeks before my due date like the doctors advised. I took the time to think about […]

We Have A Winner!!!!!

By BirthWorks | August 20, 2010 | Comments Off on We Have A Winner!!!!!

The winner of the BirthWorks T-shirt is (drum roll please): Celeste! Congratulations Celeste, you have won a BirthWorks T-shirt. Contact me at to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. We will be having more giveaways in the future, so be sure to keep following us!

Breastfeeding; Not So Pure And Simple

By BirthWorks | August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Breastfeeding; Not So Pure And Simple

This is a wonderful article written by one our our BirthWorks Educators and Trainers, Joan-e Rapine. This article was also published in our newsletter, vol. 7 issue 3. Breasfeeding – Not So Pure & SimpleExcerpts from a paper on Beyond the Breast-Bottle Controversy by Penny Van Esterik (Rutgers, 1989)By Joan-e Rapine, CCE The breast-bottle controversy […]

BirthWorks Giveaway!

By BirthWorks | August 13, 2010 | Comments Off on BirthWorks Giveaway!

As announced on our Facebook page BirthWorks has recently hit 400 friends on Facebook! To show our gratitude and thanks to our loyal friends, BirthWorks is giving away a t-shirt to one lucky friend! The t-shirt is the BirthWorks Human Values design and comes in blue, yellow, or gray. The winner will be able to […]

Workshop Review: Raleigh, North Carolina

By BirthWorks | August 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Workshop Review: Raleigh, North Carolina

The is a lovely review, written by Lauren 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 […]

Breastfeeding Advice

By BirthWorks | August 7, 2010 | Comments Off on Breastfeeding Advice

What is the best advice you received in regards to breastfeeding? If you could share one piece of advice with a new or expectant mother preparing to breastfeed what would it be? Any products (i.e. lotions, pillows, pumps) or books you would recommend? We would love for you to participate in an open discussion in […]

How long?

By BirthWorks | August 5, 2010 | Comments Off on How long?

How long did you breastfeed for? If you are still breastfeeding when do plan to start weaning? What are your thoughts on extended breastfeeding? We would love to hear your thoughts on the above questions. We invite you participate in an open discussion in our comments section!