The Baby Way

What better way to show cardinal movement, rotation of a baby through the pelvis, than by demonstrating with The Baby Way, manufactured by BirthWorks International. This is an “Ah Ha” moment for any pregnant woman, helping her to understand the importance of movement in labor. Our imagination is much more powerful than we may realize. …

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Book Review: Birthing In The Spirit

As I started my Doula/Birth Educator journey, “Birthing in the Spirit”, was the first book that I began to read. Maybe it was the flashy purple cover, or the catchy title, but something in me stirred when I saw this book. I was so excited to start reading it and discover the contents. This book …

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Turning Point in the History of Birth Preparation

by Michel Odent, MD The concept of birth preparation appeared suddenly in the middle of the twentieth century. “Methods” of preparation started to proliferate. Paradoxically, they were popularized by groups promoting “natural childbirth”, as if the words “methods” and even “preparation” were easily compatible with the word “natural”. The enormous credibility of all these methods …

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Interview with the Global Health and Travel Magazine in Singapore

answers by Cathy Daub – President of BirthWorks International Question – The World Health Organisation (WHO) now advises medical staff and midwives to stop speeding up birth unless there are real risks of complication. This contradicts their previous advice stating that labour progressing at a slower rate than one centimetre of cervical dilation per hour in the first …

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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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