Learning Kangaroula – Reflections on the Kangaroula Workshop & Hold Your Prem Book

by Felicia McKeemanBWI cross-certification student, childbirth educator, doula and assistant midwife I personally have found this a very beautiful process of unlearning to relearn how to care for the human baby. The way we treat them and care for them; helps them to grow and develop. We must help stop the unnecessary need to take …

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Kangaroo Mother Care Saves Lives: Creating a New Paradigm

By Cathy Daub, PT, founder of BirthWorks International & Horatio Daub MD, MPH “Separating mothers from small and sick newborns adds stress for both mum and baby at a time when they often both need close contact – immediate Kangaroo Mother Care overcomes this barrier. Keeping the mother and the baby together helps the baby to …

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How is Kangaroula Support Valuable? Why Should I Get a Kangaroula?

A doula focuses on the mother’s needs during labour and birth. A Kangaroula does this also, but primarily advocates for the BABY during labour, birth and the first 1000 minutes of life. The kangaroula has additional training in skin-to-skin contact (Kangaroo Mother Care), hence kangaroo + doula = kangaroula! Mother’s body (and also the other …

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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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Become a Kangaroula® 

Dive deeper into the Art of Nurturescience!  In this advanced training for doulas and other health professionals, understand the key role you can play to determine whether a baby experiences “nurture” or “protest and despair” at birth.  Learn about: how nurture matters for brain wiring of all babies, but how also to apply this for …

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Journey Into the World of Nurturescience!

Journey Into the World of Nurturescience! Become Registered As A Kangaroula! March 21-22, 2020 in Medford, NJ (12 miles from Philadelphia)  “Behavior is Place Dependent.”  “What is an innate fetal agenda?”  “What are primal behaviors?”  “What does brain regulation and dysregulation look like?” “ What happens to a baby when there is an allostatic load?”  …

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