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by Justine Tullier   Birth and babies do not come with instructions, and one could argue that they don’t need to nor should they. After all, our great great grandmothers and beyond did perfectly well without them, and we can see how, over the years, instruction and industrialized birth have done a major disservice to […]

Twin Victory

by Jane Beal, PhD, CCE (BWI) When the waters were rising from January rains, and the California hills were all green,   when the white-woolly sheep were wandering in pastures and chewing the grass at their feet,   then the Victorious One went walking across the expanse of her fruitful olive farm,   carrying twin […]

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Birth in the USA – Part 2

by Cathy Daub, PT, CCE, CD(BWI) Factors leading to the rise in maternal mortality and morbidity at birth in the USA.   Nutrition: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) show through a series of maps of the USA , a dramatic rise in obesity and diabetes in just the last 11 years.  It is so […]

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Birth in the USA

by Cathy Daub, PT, CCE, CD (BWI) Part 1 Maternal mortality is on the rise in the USA and was recently the topic on National Public Radio (NPR).  In this day and age, the loss of even one mother for her baby or babies is too many. These following NPR news titles summarize the growing […]

Rise and Pause

by Christine Waters, CCE Elizabeth Davis spoke so beautifully about the emotional phases of labor at the Midwifery Today Conference in Mount Laurel, NJ last month. Proposing that there is a sexual nature to birth that correlates with plateaus in labor, and explaining the different states of brainwaves in conjunction with the phases of labor, […]

Chickpea Wraps

Chickpea Wraps 1 can chickpeas rinsed, drained and  skins peeled off 1 Tsp celery 1 tsp onion 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp avocado + more for topping 1/4  cup chopped tomatoes Whole grain tortilla wraps or romain leafs Mash chickpeas with a fork or put in food processor and pulse  to break down . […]

Essential Oils May Confuse?

By Cathy Daub PT, CCE and CD(BWI) I had the honor some years ago of escorting Nils Bergman, MD to New Jersey hospitals where he gave talks about the importance of mother baby skin-to-skin contact.  He gave a fireside chat at the Stoney Brook Hospital in Long Island that I will never forget.  That and […]

The Power of Water

By Cathy Daub, PT, CCE and CD(BWI) Water is essential to the human body.  In fact, the brain is 75% water.  Do you find yourself dehydrated very often?  A striking fact that may get you to think about drinking more water each day is that when you become dehydrated, your brain actually shrinks.1   An interesting […]

Turning point in the history of birth preparation

by Michel Odent, MD The concept of birth preparation appeared suddenly in the middle of the twentieth century. “Methods” of preparation started to proliferate. Paradoxically, they were popularized by groups promoting “natural childbirth”, as if the words “methods” and even “preparation” were easily compatible with the word “natural”. The enormous credibility of all these methods […]

Interview with the Global Health and Travel Magazine in Singapore

answers by Cathy Daub – President of BirthWorks International Question – The World Health Organisation (WHO) now advises medical staff and midwives to stop speeding up birth unless there are real risks of complication. This contradicts their previous advice stating that labour progressing at a slower rate than one centimetre of cervical dilation per hour in the first […]