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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Profession forum at the BirthWorks Peace in Birth Conference 2019

At our professional forum our speakers commented on the following: Question #1: What is the most important thing that women need to learn: Amber Price: They have the power to change anything. One voice can make change. Consumer demand is important. Lewis Mehl Madrona: Consumer demand brought the epidural epidemic. If consumer demand was for …

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The Rhombus of Michaelis

By Cathy Daub with extracts from midwife, Jean Sutton “The Rhombus of Michaelis?” people ask, “What’s that??”  Most women giving birth have never heard of it before and yet it plays a key part in every birth.  I first heard about it from midwife Jean Sutton in New Zealand.  She went back and studied the …

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The Media

by Tara Thompson,  Doula Student   BWI I truly believe the media as a whole does a grave disservice to mothers-to-be when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. The majority of what we see on television inaccurately portrays birth in ways that leave women feeling fearful and having unrealistic expectations of their upcoming birth. It also …

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Pushing in Labor??

By Horatio Daub MD, MPH  and Cathy Daub PT, CCE and CD(BWI) A recent study in the Journal of American Medical Association1, October 9, 2018, found that delaying pushing once full cervical dilatation is reached for 60 minutes vs. immediate pushing had no significant effect on the rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery (85.9 % in …

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