BirthWise in Birmingham

BirthWise in Birmingham

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Dalia, Susan and Anjanette. Providing a Well Spring of services for growing families: childbirth classes, doulas, birth pool rental and MORE.

Dalia Abrams, Susan Petrus and Anjanette Robinson. We are a group of Doulas and educators
working together to provide seamless support
from preparation for birth, through parenting! Our services include: Childbirth classes, Breastfeeding support,
Labor and Birth Doulas, Postpartum doulas, Birth Doula Workshops, Birth Pool Rental...and more! We also host a free Open House every other month where you can meet us all and hear about the services we provide. We'd love to see you there!

Operating as usual

10/15/2021

Today is World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Participate in the International Wave of Light by lighting a candle at 7 pm and spending an hour honoring the lives lost too soon.

#worldpregnancyandinfantlossremembranceday
#birthwiseinbirmingham
#doulasupport

Today is World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Participate in the International Wave of Light by lighting a candle at 7 pm and spending an hour honoring the lives lost too soon.

#worldpregnancyandinfantlossremembranceday
#birthwiseinbirmingham
#doulasupport

10/12/2021

BirthWise In Birmingham, the first doula cooperative in Alabama, is looking to expand by adding members to our practice.

BirthWise In Birmingham (BWIB) is a cooperative of skilled doulas who provides birth doula services, child birth education services, lactation support services, a postpartum support group, birth pool rental as well as providing back-up doula services for each other.

The benefits of joining BWIB include shared marketing expenses, increased social media presence, back up support during births, access to many different resources, doula to doula support and an established reputation in the birth community.

If you are interested in taking your practice to the next level, click the link below and complete the interest form. A BWIB invitation only Open House will be held at a later date to answer question and get to know each other. We look forward to hearing from you.

https://forms.gle/SFyicd5kFN2nx4Wa8

BirthWise In Birmingham, the first doula cooperative in Alabama, is looking to expand by adding members to our practice.

BirthWise In Birmingham (BWIB) is a cooperative of skilled doulas who provides birth doula services, child birth education services, lactation support services, a postpartum support group, birth pool rental as well as providing back-up doula services for each other.

The benefits of joining BWIB include shared marketing expenses, increased social media presence, back up support during births, access to many different resources, doula to doula support and an established reputation in the birth community.

If you are interested in taking your practice to the next level, click the link below and complete the interest form. A BWIB invitation only Open House will be held at a later date to answer question and get to know each other. We look forward to hearing from you.

https://forms.gle/SFyicd5kFN2nx4Wa8

10/11/2021

Non-medical comfort measures not only make a birthing person feel more comfortable, they also support the flow of physiological birth. Register for BirthWise's "Comprehensive Comfort Measures" class, on Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 pm to learn strategies for coping with the emotional and physical intensity of labor.
#BirthWiseinBirmingham
#preparedchildbirth
#childbirthclasses
#physiologicalbirth
#ALaCarteclasses
#knowyourbirthoptions
#prepareforbirthclasses

Non-medical comfort measures not only make a birthing person feel more comfortable, they also support the flow of physiological birth. Register for BirthWise's "Comprehensive Comfort Measures" class, on Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 pm to learn strategies for coping with the emotional and physical intensity of labor.
#BirthWiseinBirmingham
#preparedchildbirth
#childbirthclasses
#physiologicalbirth
#ALaCarteclasses
#knowyourbirthoptions
#prepareforbirthclasses

10/07/2021

Thinking about being a doula??? Its the most beautiful job in the world! YES YOU CAN!

Dreaming of becoming a birth doula? Holding space for an individual as they dig deep and find the strength they didn't know they had? As they bring a new life earth-side?

Register today for our DONA approved birth doula workshop taught by trainer Dalia Abrams, hosted by BirthWell Partners Community Doula Project!

Spend 5 days with like-minded folks, learn comfort measures, calming techniques, the ins and outs of labor and birth, how to set up your doula business... and more!

Next workshop starts Dec. 3rd. Sign up now before spaces are filled.
https://www.birthwellpartners.org/doula-trainings

10/06/2021

Don't be left out on the cold hard ground... Reserve your La Bassine Professional Birth Pool TODAY!
We'll deliver your pool two weeks before your estimated due date so you can give birth to your baby in comfort!
We'll pick it up when you're done.
Each rental comes with a single use pool liner to ensure your safety!
We've got pumps to inflate/deflate the pool, and to empty out the water when you're done.
Contact us today: link in bio
#birthpoolrentals #birthpool #birthwiseinbirmingham #birthmatters #waterlabor #waterbirth #midwife #homebirth #labassinebirthpool

Don't be left out on the cold hard ground... Reserve your La Bassine Professional Birth Pool TODAY!
We'll deliver your pool two weeks before your estimated due date so you can give birth to your baby in comfort!
We'll pick it up when you're done.
Each rental comes with a single use pool liner to ensure your safety!
We've got pumps to inflate/deflate the pool, and to empty out the water when you're done.
Contact us today: link in bio
#birthpoolrentals #birthpool #birthwiseinbirmingham #birthmatters #waterlabor #waterbirth #midwife #homebirth #labassinebirthpool

10/05/2021

We love working with midwives!!! Doulas + midwives=a great support team

We love working with midwives!!! Doulas + midwives=a great support team

Only 32% of pregnant Americans are vaccinated, with divide worsening along racial lines 10/05/2021

Only 32% of pregnant Americans are vaccinated, with divide worsening along racial lines

"Just 32 percent of pregnant women are currently vaccinated, and the racial disparities are stark. Among Asian women, 47 percent are vaccinated, as are 35 percent of white women. Among Hispanics and Latinas, only 27 percent are inoculated, and, among Black women, just 17 percent."
So what? You might say....
Here's why this is important:
Getting Covid during pregnancy raises the risk of still birth and preterm birth. Pregnant folks with Covid are also more likely to die than if they are not pregnant. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/only-32-of-pregnant-americans-are-vaccinated-with-divide-worsening-along-racial-lines

Only 32% of pregnant Americans are vaccinated, with divide worsening along racial lines The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its most urgent appeal for pregnant individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. New CDC data shows that pregnant people are twice as likely to be hospitalized due to the virus. Just 32% of pregnant Americans are currently vaccinated, and the rac...

10/03/2021

"Failure to Progress" is the number one reason why first time birthgivers have a c-section. The blame is shifted to the birthgiver instead of recognizing that it's often a "failure to be patient" on the provider's part. Choose a provider who recognizes that there is a difference between labor stalls and labor arrests, and sign up for "Navigating Your Hospital Birth Part II: Advanced Skills for Labor Variations." We'll talk about many types of labor variations and what can be done!
#BirthWiseinBirmingham
#preparedchildbirth
#childbirthclasses
#ALaCarteclasses
#physiologicalbirth
#knowyourbirthoptions
#prepareforbirth

"Failure to Progress" is the number one reason why first time birthgivers have a c-section. The blame is shifted to the birthgiver instead of recognizing that it's often a "failure to be patient" on the provider's part. Choose a provider who recognizes that there is a difference between labor stalls and labor arrests, and sign up for "Navigating Your Hospital Birth Part II: Advanced Skills for Labor Variations." We'll talk about many types of labor variations and what can be done!
#BirthWiseinBirmingham
#preparedchildbirth
#childbirthclasses
#ALaCarteclasses
#physiologicalbirth
#knowyourbirthoptions
#prepareforbirth

09/30/2021

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BirthWise in Birmingham updated their information in their About section. 09/30/2021

BirthWise in Birmingham updated their information in their About section.

BirthWise in Birmingham updated their information in their About section.

09/28/2021

You don't have to accept "routine" medical interventions if you know what your options are. Learn the risks, benefits and alternatives to frequently encountered medical interventions (IV, monitoring, epidurals, inductions, c-sections, pitocin, etc.) so you can together a birth plan that emphasizes what's important to you!

Register for this online, live childbirth class, led by Lamaze Certified instructor, Susan Petrus: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/navigating-your-hospital-birth-part-i.html

You don't have to accept "routine" medical interventions if you know what your options are. Learn the risks, benefits and alternatives to frequently encountered medical interventions (IV, monitoring, epidurals, inductions, c-sections, pitocin, etc.) so you can together a birth plan that emphasizes what's important to you!

Register for this online, live childbirth class, led by Lamaze Certified instructor, Susan Petrus: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/navigating-your-hospital-birth-part-i.html

COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy May Protect Baby, Too 09/26/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy May Protect Baby, Too

Researchers continue to explore the impact of Covid-19 vaccination on pregnant folks and their babies. Here's some more good news on the effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting your newborn baby when you receive it during pregnancy!

COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy May Protect Baby, Too "The presence of these anti-spike antibodies in the cord blood should, at least in theory, offer these newborns some degree of protection," a researcher said.

09/19/2021

As the hormone that causes the body and the heart to open during birth, oxytocin is key to physiologic birth. Want to learn more? Register for "Instinctive Birth" on Thursday, Sept. 23rd: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/instinctive-birth.html

As the hormone that causes the body and the heart to open during birth, oxytocin is key to physiologic birth. Want to learn more? Register for "Instinctive Birth" on Thursday, Sept. 23rd: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/instinctive-birth.html

To all the 39+ weekers who are looking for ways to naturally induce labor here are a few ideas.  Not mentioned is massage for labor induction. Check out Adrian Ward in Birmingham,  AL for more info.  #HangInThere  #TheFinishLineIsClose  #TakeNaps  #CreateAPostpartumPlan  #WashClothes  #HaveADateNight  #DoulasWork #BirthDoulas #birthempowerment 09/13/2021

To all the 39+ weekers who are looking for ways to naturally induce labor here are a few ideas. Not mentioned is massage for labor induction. Check out Adrian Ward in Birmingham, AL for more info. #HangInThere #TheFinishLineIsClose #TakeNaps #CreateAPostpartumPlan #WashClothes #HaveADateNight #DoulasWork #BirthDoulas #birthempowerment

Call your doula for some tips of the trade. We're here to support you and to provide evidence based education and resources.

*ALWAYS consult with your Midwife, OB or health care provider.

#HangInThere

To all the 39+ weekers who are looking for ways to naturally induce labor here are a few ideas. Not mentioned is massage for labor induction. Check out Adrian Ward in Birmingham, AL for more info. #HangInThere #TheFinishLineIsClose #TakeNaps #CreateAPostpartumPlan #WashClothes #HaveADateNight #DoulasWork #BirthDoulas #birthempowerment

09/12/2021

birthwise.in.bham What are birth prep "essentials?" It's preparing emotionally, mentally and physically (we'll talk about that easy chair), choosing the members of your birth team, and having basic knowledge about pregnancy anatomy. Join us Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 pm: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/birth-prep-essentials.html

birthwise.in.bham What are birth prep "essentials?" It's preparing emotionally, mentally and physically (we'll talk about that easy chair), choosing the members of your birth team, and having basic knowledge about pregnancy anatomy. Join us Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 pm: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/birth-prep-essentials.html

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

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"Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are 22 times more likely to die than pregnant women not infected with COVID-19," SIU Medicine Dean and Provost shared in a special column in the State Journal-Register earlier this week. "In other words, COVID-19 infection increases maternal mortality by 2100 percent. For their infants, severe illness and death are tripled."

The bottom line: Pregnant women should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/healthcare/2021/08/29/siu-school-medicine-obligations/5618505001/

09/03/2021

Come meet BirthWise in Birmingham Doulas at our FREE Open House on Sunday Sept. 12th. Visit our web site http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/open-house.html to register so we can send you the ZOOM link.
Wondering if you want/need a doula?
Have family members that need convincing a doula is WORTH IT?
Looking for a childbirth preparation class?
Interested in renting a birth pool?
Join us and we'll tell you all about our services and classes and what the research shows about the impact a doula can have on your birth!
#birthwiseinbirmingham #birthwiseinbirminghamopenhouse #birthwiseinbirminghamdoulas #welovewhatwedoula #doula #birth #pregnancy #midwife #naturalbirth #anykindofbirth #baby #doulas

Come meet BirthWise in Birmingham Doulas at our FREE Open House on Sunday Sept. 12th. Visit our web site http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/open-house.html to register so we can send you the ZOOM link.
Wondering if you want/need a doula?
Have family members that need convincing a doula is WORTH IT?
Looking for a childbirth preparation class?
Interested in renting a birth pool?
Join us and we'll tell you all about our services and classes and what the research shows about the impact a doula can have on your birth!
#birthwiseinbirmingham #birthwiseinbirminghamopenhouse #birthwiseinbirminghamdoulas #welovewhatwedoula #doula #birth #pregnancy #midwife #naturalbirth #anykindofbirth #baby #doulas

09/01/2021

Heres reason #4 for Normalizing and supporting Black Breastfeeding....

"Lack of diversity in lactation field: Not only are there blatant racial disparities in breastfeeding rates, there is a blatant disparity in breastfeeding leadership as well. It is not debatable that breastfeeding advocacy is white female-led. This is a problem. For one, it unfortunately perpetuates the common misconception that black women don’t breastfeed. It also means that many of the lactation professionals, though well-intentioned, are not culturally competent, sensitive or relevant enough to properly deal with African American moms." Kimberly Seals Allers

#BBW21 #Blacktation #BlackLactation #Blackmamas #DoulasOfColor #BirthDoulas #PostpartumDoulas

09/01/2021

Childbirth classesvcan show you how to be present and involved in decision-making during your birth. It's an investment well worth making. Our next "A La Carte" series of classes begins Thursday, September 16th. Learn from the comfort of your own home, but with a live instructor. For more information about specific classes and to register, visit our website: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/a-la-carte-childbirth-…

Childbirth classesvcan show you how to be present and involved in decision-making during your birth. It's an investment well worth making. Our next "A La Carte" series of classes begins Thursday, September 16th. Learn from the comfort of your own home, but with a live instructor. For more information about specific classes and to register, visit our website: http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com/a-la-carte-childbirth-…

09/01/2021

Reason #3 we should normalize, support and encourage Black breastfeeding...

"While many of the “booby traps”™ to breastfeeding are universal, Black women also have unique cultural barriers and a complex history connected to breastfeeding.
From our role as wet nurses in slavery being forced to breastfeed and nurture our slave owners children often to the detriment of our children, to the lack of mainstream role models and multi-generational support , to our own stereotyping within our community—we have a different dialogue around breastfeeding and it needs special attention." Kimberly Seals Allers

#ItsComplicated #DoulasOfColor #doulas #birthdoulas #postpartumdoulas #BBW21

08/30/2021

Reason #2 of why Black Breastfeeding Week is important...

High rates of diet-related disease: When you look at all the health conditions that breast milk—as the most complete “first food,” has been proven to reduce the risks of—African American children have them the most. From upper respiratory infections and Type II diabetes to asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and childhood obesity—these issues are rampant in our communities. And breast milk is the best preventative medicine nature provides.

08/27/2021

We're back again to continue to discuss the need for and to encourage breastfeeding among Black individuals.

"According to the CDC, increased breastfeeding among black women could decrease infant mortality rates by as much as 50%. So when I say breastfeeding is a life or death matter, this is what I mean. And it is not up for debate or commenting. This is the only reason I have ever needed to do this work, but I will continue with the list anyway." - Kimberly Seals Allers, 2014

Our Story

Dalia Abrams, Anne Pautler, Susan Petrus, Anjanette Robinson, Madison Cleckler and Emma Bertolaet.
We are a group of Doulas and educators
working together to provide seamless support
from preparation for birth, through parenting!

Our services include: Childbirth classes, Breastfeeding support,
Labor or Birth Doulas, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Photography, Prenatal Massage
Prenatal Yoga, Parenting workshops, Birth Doula Workshops, Birth Tub
Rental ...and more!

We also host a free Open House every other month where you can meet us all and hear about the services we provide. We'd love to see you there!

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Birmingham, AL
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A group of doulas and childbirth educators founded by Dalia Abrams
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