Infant Feeding and Neonatal Sleep Cycles 

by Nils Bergman, MD Birthing parents are often given the recommendation to wake their babies every three hours for feeding.  We asked Dr. Nils Bergman, on our BWI Board of Advisors and who teaches our Kangaroula Workshops to provide evidence-based research addressing feeding schedules in neonates, as well as the importance of neonatal sleep cycles …

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We Are all Microbial, Living on a Microbial Planet

By Cathy Daub founder and president of BWI and Horatio Daub, MD I want to share with you the excitement I felt in learning more about the microbiome at the recent Microbirth Plan Virtual Conference held April 29-30, 2023 by Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford of Alto Films based in England.   Our Microbiome The microbiome …

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Trends in Childbirth: The Reason Parents Need Consumer Oriented Comprehensive Childbirth Education Early in Pregnancy

The Need for Early Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation “I went to the hospital to give birth as a low risk pregnancy and by the time I left I had become high risk. What happened?” say too many birthing parents today. Many birthing parents today think that not preparing for childbirth, or even just taking a typical …

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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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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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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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Breastfeeding and Your Telomeres: Helping You and Your Baby to Live Longer

Do you want to increase the chances of you and your baby living longer?  Here is another wonderful benefit of breastfeeding and it has a lot to do with your Telomeres (tee-lo-meres)?  Telomeres are located on the tips of our chromosomes and correlate significantly with health and longevity.  In fact, they may be considered the …

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