childbirth

“At Least You Have a Healthy Baby” The Hidden Pain of Birth Trauma

Mar 24, 2016 |

By Abby Bordner When you look at the probability of trauma in the course of a woman’s life, the statistics are high. One in three will experience sexual abuse in her lifetime, one if four will perceive her birth as traumatic. So, if you’re a childbirth or postpartum professional you are regularly working with women … read more

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Mar 1, 2016 |

“The doula we used got us through the first two weeks after my son was born,” says Lee Madiston. “My partner and I had no idea what we were doing and she made us comfortable, gave my wife support and information about breastfeeding, and helped us get to know our newborn. I occasionally got to … read more

What Partners Can Do in Labor and Birth

Sep 10, 2015 |

By Abby Bordner Many partners wonder what they will do during labor and birth to make a difference for your loved one. She will be going through a transformative event, birthing your baby and birthing your family. This is a big responsibility! Remember, your biggest job is to offer her protection, connection and compassion. Here … read more

Mindfulness for Childbirth Preparation

Sep 10, 2015 |

By Abby Bordner Not every woman’s expectation of birth is the same, not every woman’s feelings about becoming a mother are the same. I wrote a workbook called Creating Stillness: A Journal for Childbirth Preparation so that women can explore their inner world as they approach the transformative event of birthing their babies. It is … read more

For My Loving Husband and Doula

Jul 6, 2015 |

This is a beautiful letter I received from my doula client. She wrote this instead of a birth plan. For my loving husband and doula When I hit that wall, and I think that my body can’t possibly go further, remind me of why I can. Remind me of all the women across the world … read more

Why Doulas Are Important

Mar 27, 2015 |

The experience of pregnancy and birth carry with it the promise to transform our lives forever. As we birth our babies, we not only make a new life, but birth ourselves into mothers and our relationships into a family. The practice of female support during this life transition is not a new one; for many … read more

Abby discusses her Creating Stillness Journal on Birth Works! with Sarah Lou

Mar 4, 2015 |

  a snippet: Every woman has a very personal question, about what its going to take for her to give birth. Everyone’s question is different. A totality of her entire life’s experience come to a head when a woman is facing childbirth. Creating stillness inside the mind and body is an important practice for soon … read more

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