Babies, Birth, Bonding, and Beyond – What’s Love Got to do With it?

What does love have to do with babies, birth, bonding, and the rest of our lives? The answer is, quite a lot. In fact, love has the potential for impacting how we are conceived, how we experience pregnancy and birth, as well our ability to engage in successful relationships. Moreover, our capacity for love, or …

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What is Birthpedia and How is it Changing the World of Birth?

A qualified resource where the worlds of hospital, birth center, and homebirth co-exist? A place where parents’ choices are respected, where information isn’t condemning, but enlightening? A resource like that simply didn’t exist… until now. In this post, you will learn how Birthpedia is changing the way information about birth is being presented and why …

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Ultrasounds – Risks, Benefits, and Ethical Considerations

Submitted by Sally Dear-Healey, PhD, PPNE, CCE(BWI), Doula(BWI) Years ago, X-ray was the diagnostic procedure of choice in pregnancy but today we understand more about the harmful effects of radiation so ultrasound is used as a safer alternative.  What we do know today is that every medical procedure has inherent risks known and unknown.  Therefore …

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A Look at Pregnancy and Birth Trauma and Polyvagal Theory from the Perspective of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology

by Sally Dear-Healey, CCE(BWI), CD(BWI) Prenatal and perinatal psychology (PPP) provides a unique and critical awareness of the process of conception, pregnancy, and birth that is lacking from most childbirth education programs, doula trainings, and provider’s educations. One of the main benefits of pre- and perinatal psychology is that it recognizes the need to consider …

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“What led you to BirthWorks?” 24 Hours in communication

If you’re like so many future parents and educators, you delve deep before making a decision to entrust your education – and in some instances, your child with an organization. This intrigued the staff of BirthWorks International and led us to ask one question – “Why did you choose BirthWorks”. This question, posted online on …

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