Is Water Birth Safe?  

Water birth has many wonderful benefits and is safe (for most mothers and babies*). There is a strong connection between mother’s fear, feeling safe in birth, the impact and importance of birth place, and how to assure love pervades the birthing context (learn more here). Water birth helps all of these very significant things.  When …

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Perspective on Abuse, Trauma & Perinatal Loss – When Survivors Give Birth

Women who already experienced past trauma – and others who also experience the loss of a child and/or other related perinatal losses – have doubly challenging circumstances to overcome on their path to parenthood. There are not many resources about trauma’s real impact in birth, and even less on the combined impact on survivors AND …

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What About Love? The Physiological Effects of Feeling Safe in Birth 

by Christine Wood, BWI Childbirth Educator student “… all physical functions are affected by what is going on in our minds. Breathing, digestion, elimination of waste, heart rate and blood pressure, and in labour uterine function, are profoundly affected by emotions, beliefs and relationships. It has been known for a long time that stress can …

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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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