Be Aware of 9

by Valorie Akuffo, Certified BWI Birth Doula & BWI Lifetime Member People’s age should always be considered as an exact number plus 9! The nine months in-utero are a miraculous period when hormone fluctuations are rapidly changing. It is an important time to pay attention to mother’s well-being and health. What she does impacts a …

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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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Do I Need to Take Childbirth Preparation Classes?

Birth: a journey in life On this, one of the most important journeys of your life, don’t you want to be sure you’ve made careful preparations? Just imagine yourself going into any journey, not knowing what to expect, having no education on what to anticipate, and relying only on the information you learn along the …

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10 Steps To An Empowering Birth

Believe in the truth that you were born with the knowledge about how to give birth. Birth is instinctive and doesn’t need to be taught. Trust with faith your body’s ability to give birth. Learn and practice the primary human values — truth, right action, peace, love, and nonviolence. This provides an emotional preparation for …

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Value of a Birth Doula and Purpose of Labor Support

How is labor support (having a birth doula) valuable? Labor support is valuable to a new mother because there is someone with the woman, during the process, who assures that she is empowered, self-expressed and supported. Having a “birth assistant” makes the whole process better. Ideal birth doula support begins during pregnancy and continues through …

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