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Free “Better Birth 360 World Summit”!

Subject:  Please Come Join Us for the Free Better Birth 360 World Summit!

Dear Members and Friends of BirthWorks,

Here is what’s happening!

Nicholas Olow, a board certified and licensed Acupuncturist, with over 11 years’ experience specializing in Pregnancy Care, Labor Support, Postpartum Care, and Pain Management, has interviewed birth professional experts all over the world and is sharing these exclusive interviews online at no cost to you.

Current line up of expert speakers:

  1. Penny Simkin – Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Birth Counselor
  2. April Bolding – Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Author, Doula
  3. Marie Mongan – Director of the Hypnobirthing Institute
  4. Debra Pascali Bonaro – Creator of Pain to Power Online Childbirth Classes and  “Orgasmic Birth” documentary
  5. Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova– Founder of Birth Into Being and Creator of “Birth As We Know It” documentary
  6. Gena Kirby – All things Rebozo
  7. Gail Tully – Founder of Spinning Babies
  8. Jen Kamel – Founder of VBAC Facts
  9. LaQuitha Glass – ICAN President
  10. Robin Elise Weiss – President of Lamaze International
  11. Laura Uplinger – Educator for Conscious Conception and Birthing
  12. Lorne R. Campbell – Public Speaker and Hypnobirthing Advocate
  13. Nekole Malia Shapiro – Sex and Birth Educator
  14. Ana Paula Markel – Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula Trainer
  15. Sarah Buckley – Medical Doctor, Physician, Author of Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering
  16. Patrick Houser – Fathers, New Family Author, Educator, Speaker, and Coach
  17. Ginger Breedlove – President of American College of Nurse Midwives
  18. Elliot Berlin – Prenatal chiropractor, Childbirth Educator, Labor Doula, and Filmmaker
  19. Robbie Davis-Floyd – Cultural Anthropologist
  20. Hermine Hayes-Klein – Lawyer and Founder of Human Rights in Childbirth
  21. Brigid Maher – Creator of the Movie “The Mama Sherpas”
  22. Laura Jiménez – Director California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
  23. Courtney Jarecki – Author, Educator, Homebirth Cesarean
  24. Stuart Fischbein – OBGYN specializing in VBAC, Breech and Twin Vaginal Births
  25. Sherri Holley – Homebirth Midwife specializing in VBAC and Breech
  26. Nancy Wainer – Homebirth Midwife and Author of Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
  27. Connie Livingston – President of International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
  28. Julie Bonapace – Author of the Bonapace Method
  29. Marice Bittan – Medical Doctor specializing in Women’s Healthcare
  30. Cristen Pascucci – Vice President of ImprovingBirth.org and co-founder of a U.S. legal advocacy network related to childbirth
  31. Sandra Bardsley – President of Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)
  32. Myrna Martin – Registered Clinical Counselor, Pre and Perinatal Therapist, and Masters in Nursing.
  33. Cathy Daub – President and Founder of BirthWorks International.

Here is the list of topics that have been addressed at the Summit:

 When survivors give birth

  • How to help your client’s find comfort and pleasure in childbirth
  • How to prevent and help your client’s overcome traumatic births
  • How to achieve a natural, calm, comfortable, and intuitive birthing experience
  • How to break the fear-tension-pain cycle in order to prevent long and uncomfortable births
  • Birth rituals in hospitals – How to change the paradigm model to promote a natural and normal physiologic childbirth
  • Understanding the intersection of sex and birth and how the hormone oxytocin plays a vital role from conception to postpartum
  • How to tap into your intuition in order to promote a mindful and positive birth experience.
  • How to promote an easier and more comfortable birth with fetal positioning
  • Comfort measures for childbirth
  • Human rights in childbirth
  • Human values in birth
  • Informed consent for VBACs and Vaginal Breech Birth
  • The dangers of VBAC bans and what you don’t know about placenta accreta
  • How to promote a joyful and positive birth experience as it relates to VBAC and cesarean.
  • Evidenced-based guidelines on what are medically and non-medically necessary interventions for medical inductions, failure to progress, and cesarean births
  • Effective ways to lower disrespect and abuse in childbirth
  • How to encourage closer partner involvement during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period in order to promote better birth outcomes and lower rates of PTSD and postpartum depression
  • How to work collaboratively with medical staff in a hospital setting to promote a safe, natural, and positive birth experience for your clients
  • Hormonal physiology of childbearing and its implications for women, babies and maternity care and how we as birth professionals can promote, support, and protect a normal physiologic childbirth.
  • How fathers make a world of difference – What can dads/partners contribute to the birth experience and what can childbirth professionals do for them.
  • And so much more…

To view my interview with Nicholas Olow on August 8, 2015:

 Click on the link below to claim your spot in The Better Birth 360 World Summit:       

www.BetterBirth360.com/cathy-daub-3

Please don’t delay because the interviews will be available at no cost to you until Aug 12, 2015. 

After Aug 12, 2015, the interviews will be available for rental or purchase.

Looking forward to seeing you at the summit…

With Love,

Cathy Daub

www. birthworks.org

 

 

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Free "Better Birth 360 World Summit"!

Subject:  Please Come Join Us for the Free Better Birth 360 World Summit!

Dear Members and Friends of BirthWorks,

Here is what’s happening!

Nicholas Olow, a board certified and licensed Acupuncturist, with over 11 years’ experience specializing in Pregnancy Care, Labor Support, Postpartum Care, and Pain Management, has interviewed birth professional experts all over the world and is sharing these exclusive interviews online at no cost to you.

Current line up of expert speakers:

  1. Penny Simkin – Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Birth Counselor
  2. April Bolding – Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Author, Doula
  3. Marie Mongan – Director of the Hypnobirthing Institute
  4. Debra Pascali Bonaro – Creator of Pain to Power Online Childbirth Classes and  “Orgasmic Birth” documentary
  5. Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova– Founder of Birth Into Being and Creator of “Birth As We Know It” documentary
  6. Gena Kirby – All things Rebozo
  7. Gail Tully – Founder of Spinning Babies
  8. Jen Kamel – Founder of VBAC Facts
  9. LaQuitha Glass – ICAN President
  10. Robin Elise Weiss – President of Lamaze International
  11. Laura Uplinger – Educator for Conscious Conception and Birthing
  12. Lorne R. Campbell – Public Speaker and Hypnobirthing Advocate
  13. Nekole Malia Shapiro – Sex and Birth Educator
  14. Ana Paula Markel – Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula Trainer
  15. Sarah Buckley – Medical Doctor, Physician, Author of Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering
  16. Patrick Houser – Fathers, New Family Author, Educator, Speaker, and Coach
  17. Ginger Breedlove – President of American College of Nurse Midwives
  18. Elliot Berlin – Prenatal chiropractor, Childbirth Educator, Labor Doula, and Filmmaker
  19. Robbie Davis-Floyd – Cultural Anthropologist
  20. Hermine Hayes-Klein – Lawyer and Founder of Human Rights in Childbirth
  21. Brigid Maher – Creator of the Movie “The Mama Sherpas”
  22. Laura Jiménez – Director California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
  23. Courtney Jarecki – Author, Educator, Homebirth Cesarean
  24. Stuart Fischbein – OBGYN specializing in VBAC, Breech and Twin Vaginal Births
  25. Sherri Holley – Homebirth Midwife specializing in VBAC and Breech
  26. Nancy Wainer – Homebirth Midwife and Author of Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
  27. Connie Livingston – President of International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
  28. Julie Bonapace – Author of the Bonapace Method
  29. Marice Bittan – Medical Doctor specializing in Women’s Healthcare
  30. Cristen Pascucci – Vice President of ImprovingBirth.org and co-founder of a U.S. legal advocacy network related to childbirth
  31. Sandra Bardsley – President of Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)
  32. Myrna Martin – Registered Clinical Counselor, Pre and Perinatal Therapist, and Masters in Nursing.
  33. Cathy Daub – President and Founder of BirthWorks International.

Here is the list of topics that have been addressed at the Summit:

 When survivors give birth

  • How to help your client’s find comfort and pleasure in childbirth
  • How to prevent and help your client’s overcome traumatic births
  • How to achieve a natural, calm, comfortable, and intuitive birthing experience
  • How to break the fear-tension-pain cycle in order to prevent long and uncomfortable births
  • Birth rituals in hospitals – How to change the paradigm model to promote a natural and normal physiologic childbirth
  • Understanding the intersection of sex and birth and how the hormone oxytocin plays a vital role from conception to postpartum
  • How to tap into your intuition in order to promote a mindful and positive birth experience.
  • How to promote an easier and more comfortable birth with fetal positioning
  • Comfort measures for childbirth
  • Human rights in childbirth
  • Human values in birth
  • Informed consent for VBACs and Vaginal Breech Birth
  • The dangers of VBAC bans and what you don’t know about placenta accreta
  • How to promote a joyful and positive birth experience as it relates to VBAC and cesarean.
  • Evidenced-based guidelines on what are medically and non-medically necessary interventions for medical inductions, failure to progress, and cesarean births
  • Effective ways to lower disrespect and abuse in childbirth
  • How to encourage closer partner involvement during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period in order to promote better birth outcomes and lower rates of PTSD and postpartum depression
  • How to work collaboratively with medical staff in a hospital setting to promote a safe, natural, and positive birth experience for your clients
  • Hormonal physiology of childbearing and its implications for women, babies and maternity care and how we as birth professionals can promote, support, and protect a normal physiologic childbirth.
  • How fathers make a world of difference – What can dads/partners contribute to the birth experience and what can childbirth professionals do for them.
  • And so much more…

To view my interview with Nicholas Olow on August 8, 2015:

 Click on the link below to claim your spot in The Better Birth 360 World Summit:       

www.BetterBirth360.com/cathy-daub-3

Please don’t delay because the interviews will be available at no cost to you until Aug 12, 2015. 

After Aug 12, 2015, the interviews will be available for rental or purchase.

Looking forward to seeing you at the summit…

With Love,

Cathy Daub

www. birthworks.org

 

 

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BirthWorks in New Zealand

BIRTHWORKS FOR NEW ZEALAND’S YOUNG PARENTS

New Years day saw people celebrating a fresh start the world over. But in Canterbury, New Zealand, the birthing community was celebrating for a different reason. The 1st of January 2015 marked the first day of district health board funding for young expectant parents to do BirthWorks with The Birthing Room, through The Youth Alive Trust. And this is worth celebrating for multiple reasons! Whilst The Birthing Room has been facilitating BirthWorks in Canterbury since 2013, it is the first time the NZ government has actually funded a completely different kind of antenatal education (i.e. one that differs from the medical model). So it is the first time parents in NZ have been able to do BirthWorks for FREE. And BirthWorks changes lives!

The excitement and support from the midwifery community has been wonderful. Midwives are really looking forward to young expectant parents receiving positive, empowering messages about birth. They believe this not only sets up young people for a positive birth experience, but also on a life altering path of good self esteem and gentle, loving parenting.

In February midwives, family doctors, and school and sexual health nurses will be welcomed to an introductory evening of BirthWorks. This will be a special opportunity for key health professions to ask questions, hear from other’s experiences of BirthWorks, and see what the future holds for Cantabrian young parents.

The Youth Alive Trust’s antenatal education for young expectant parents is called BUMP. As well as BirthWorks with The Birthing Room, the BUMP journey includes antenatal exercise, budget advice, nutrition and cooking skills, breastfeeding support, postnatal playgroups, and a mentor throughout each parent’s pregnancy and early parenting journey. The first BUMP course begins on March 31st.

By Rosemary Joyce

January 2015

 

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The Power of a Birth Circle

By Molly S. Wales CCE(BWI)
Our small town of Athens, Ohio is home to a consumer birth group called The Birth Circle.  Over the ten years since it began, The Birth Circle has grown from a handful of mothers who got together to share their birth stories, to a powerful community organization that has made a substantial difference in the lives of birthing families, and in our local birthing climate as a whole.  We share information, offer support, and build friendships. We do not endorse or judge.  And as the director of this group, I have the great honor of witnessing how, every single time we gather together, whether to talk about potty training or pain management in labor, or to share a meal, or to grieve a childbearing loss, we lift each other up, and give each other courage, simply by being present.
Let me give you two examples of this from recent meetings.  A few months back, a new couple joined us for a discussion about gentle discipline.  They quickly shook my hand, took a seat, didn’t engage with anyone around them, and in general gave an impression of being very shy and conservative.  She was pregnant for the first time, and new to Athens, and I hoped that this meeting would open some doors for them, in terms of building community and answering questions about birth and parenting.  About halfway through the meeting, a mom seated on the floor across from them pulled her breast up and out of her shirt, and began to nurse her baby.  The dad looked at his wife with wide eyes, clearly a little shocked at how she displayed her breast.  Within seconds, the mother’s toddler came over, and she tandem nursed them for a while, the baby laying in her lap while the toddler kneeled and wiggled.  The new parents tried not to stare, but their discomfort was obvious.  I thought to myself, “We’ve lost them.”  When the meeting adjourned they rushed out, and I didn’t expect to see them again.  But to my great surprise and delight, at our next meeting a month later, there they were.  And at the next meeting, and the next.  They never spoke up, but they came to every meeting, and along the way their demeanor relaxed a little.  I don’t know what sort of birth they had, nor the sex of their baby, nor if they’re even still in town.  But I think of them often, and how their decision to return showed openness and courage, and I think of that mom, too, who tandem nursed so nonchalantly in public, and never knew how she’d so beautifully exposed this couple to a new idea.
Another example.  Every April we dedicate our meeting to sharing birth stories.  This last time was heavy with home births, with hospital birth stories (both natural and with interventions) interspersed in between.  After the meeting I got a call at home from a mom who was 38-weeks pregnant, who had decided, after that meeting, to change her care provider.  She was tired of “impersonal, rough OB care.”  She wanted to know about midwifery options.  I encouraged her to interview local midwives, and a few days later she called back to let me know she’d taken the plunge.  She had chosen a home birth team, had collected her records from her OB office, and was ready to come pick up a birth pool (we loan them out for free).  When she showed up with her husband, she was glowing.  They smiled ear to ear.  It seemed such a bold to move, to change caregivers so late in her pregnancy, and I commended her for her bravery.  “I would never have thought I could do it,” she said, “if I hadn’t heard those birth stories.”  What exactly was said that empowered her, I don’t know.  But that’s not really important.  She heard something that helped her take a critical look at how she was being treated, that helped her see and feel her own personal truth, and that emboldened her to make a decision that her  extended family perceived to be reckless, yet which was absolutely right for her and her baby.  Those are the times that I think, “Wow, we are changing the world.”
And that is the power of a birth circle.  The power of women and their families getting together to talk.  Not to compare, but to share.  We lift each other up.  We are challenged.  We teach and learn.  And with every tiny bit of support that is exchanged, intentional or not, we become more fulfilled people, and better parents for our babies.
Molly S. Wales is the director of operations of The Birth Circle in Athens, Ohio. 
www.athensbirthcircle.com
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BirthWorks 5K Fun Run!

BirthWorks International will be hosting its first fundraiser, the BirthWorks International 5K Fun Run at Freedom Park in Medford, NJ.   The walk will be preceded by a free yoga class and registration.  After the walk, the rest of the day will include fun activities for the family, a mini pelvic bodywork class, vendors and much more!
The run will take place at Freedom Park in Medford, NJ on September 8, 2012.  The park is located at 86 Union St. in Medford, New Jersey.   The event will occur between 9am and 3pm.  There will be a free yoga session at 9am, taught by Tricia Heiser of the Yoga Sanctuary of Medford followed by the 5K Fun Run/Walk at 10am.  Cathy Daub, the president and founder of BirthWorks International, will teach a free pelvic bodywork class for expecting mothers at 12pm.  Furthermore, the event will hold various children’s races and activities.  Prizes will be rewarded to all winners.
BirthWorks International embodies the philosophy of developing a woman’s self-confidence, trust and faith in her innate ability to give birth.  BirthWorks seeks working relationships with other childbirth related organizations, striving together to help birthing families make more informed and safe choices for birth.  It is our mission to train childbirth educators and doulas that in turn provide evidence-based, current information to birthing families through a unique experiential approach that is based on human values.  All proceeds from this event will fund programs that help educate and empower women and families around the world about safe birth practices and natural birth options.
            
    Being an international organization, we are aware that many of our friends and colleagues are unable to attend this event on September 8th; however that should not discourage anyone from helping us raise the funds necessary to provide these programs and research to birthing families and enhance their knowledge and experience during this special and important time in their lives.  Please join us as a virtual walker.  By registering online at www.active.com/running/medford-nj/birthworks-international-5K-run-walk-2012, you can support BirthWorks and its philosophy by asking for sponsorship and donations from family, friends or co-workers.  Thank you and good luck!