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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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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Value of BirthWorks – The reason I Chose to Cross-Certify as a Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula

My inspiration to be part of BirthWorks started with my childbirth educator workshop in 2005 and the amazing mentoring afterward to support my BirthWorks-certification.  At that time in my life, I was earning a Masters degree, but honestly felt I did more work for BirthWorks certification, and work that was more valuable!  The depth of …

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BirthWorks Birth Prep!

This virtual experience is a fantastic way to prep for birth now from home!! What a brilliant gift to give yourself or to give to new parents you know! The BirthWorks Experience helps every woman find her own best way to birth. First-time parents (as well as parents having another child) will love our engaging, …

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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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Janell’s Reflections

Intimate, Connecting and Peaceful, these are the words that come to mind when I reflect back on the 2019 BirthWorks Conference in Mt. Dora, Florida.  The speakers were inspiring and loving as they shared their knowledge and extensive experience with conference attendees.  The location was nostalgic and charming, worth the visit as well. I personally …

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