The Gift of Birth is Love Itself

Light and love are inherent in many holidays, especially this time of year.  We love to see light and we feel peace when we feel loved. One characteristic of love is attraction. Newborn babies are full of love – oxytocin is the hormone of love and what helps a woman’s uterus contract to birth her …

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BirthWorks Reborn

by Stephanie Parry, CBE(BWI) and BirthWorks Birth Doula student The birthing of my career as a childbirth educator and doula began over 18 years ago, on a cold fall evening as I pushed out my VBAC baby into the bed he was conceived in, surrounded in peace and love and welcomed earth side by his …

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Integrating the Mind, Body, and Spirit in Birth: An Emotional Preparation for Birth

  By Cathy Daub PT, CCE/CD (BWI) Teaching about birth is straightforward: the challenge is to get women to trust and believe in their own ability to give birth. Being present at a birth, we soon become aware that an emotional, trans-formative, sacred experience is happening.  It is in this emotional state that a laboring …

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Human Dignity – How BirthWorks Philosophy Empowers & Enlightens

posted by Cristin Tighe, CCE (BWI)   Being pregnant teaches us things that ease the transition to caring for a newborn.  For example – thinking about another human being (with every bite we eat!), not sleeping through nights, and not being in control during birth – help prepare us emotionally to mother.  If additionally, we …

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