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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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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Risks and Benefits of Fetal Monitoring During Births

 by Horatio Daub MD, MPH In a recent article in the August 1, 2020 edition of American Family Physician which is a peer reviewed and editorially independent journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians, there is an interesting study discussing “Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring.” It explains that continuous electronic fetal monitoring (CEFM) was developed to …

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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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Birthing Language

by Tara Thompson, BWI Birth Doula Student Words are powerful, so it is important to consider what words to use around a laboring mom. Her senses are already elevated and she is on high alert, and she is perhaps now in her “primal brain”. What is said to her or in her presence is sure …

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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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