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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Is mRNA Covid 19 Vaccine Safe for Women of childbearing Age?

By Cathy Daub, PT, Founder of BirthWorks International and Horatio Daub MD, MPH Pregnant persons and persons of childbearing age are finding themselves in a state of confusion not knowing whether or not they should get the Covid-19 vaccine, and thus are worried and anxious not knowing what to do. Consider these two real-life scenarios: I’m …

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Kangaroo Mother Care Saves Lives: Creating a New Paradigm

By Cathy Daub, PT, founder of BirthWorks International & Horatio Daub MD, MPH “Separating mothers from small and sick newborns adds stress for both mum and baby at a time when they often both need close contact – immediate Kangaroo Mother Care overcomes this barrier. Keeping the mother and the baby together helps the baby to …

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Prenatal Move-Abouts

What can I do in labor that will help it to progress well? There are four things pregnant women in labor need to remember that can have a profound positive impact on their labors. Move into optimal pelvic positions to create more space for your baby to move through your pelvis for birth. Keep hands …

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What is the BirthWorks Experience?

In 2020, like many, we had time to reflect on the past and re-create what BirthWorks’ future would be. So we asked key people involved with BirthWorks – What is the BirthWorks Experience to you?  They have been with BirthWorks for a long time, starting off with attending a BirthWorks workshop, becoming certified, and finding …

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How is Kangaroula Support Valuable? Why Should I Get a Kangaroula?

A doula focuses on the mother’s needs during labour and birth. A Kangaroula does this also, but primarily advocates for the BABY during labour, birth and the first 1000 minutes of life. The kangaroula has additional training in skin-to-skin contact (Kangaroo Mother Care), hence kangaroo + doula = kangaroula! Mother’s body (and also the other …

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Cristin Tighe
Executive Director & International Coordinator
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