Whether naturopathy, herbalism, homeopathy, counseling, or energy work—all are tools for to help birthworkers ease grief and birth trauma in their clients.
Beth S. Barbeau, CPM, LM, has been employed in the fields of birthwork and maternity/natural health education since 1979. She has taught extensively—from teens to professionals—in classes, workshops, conferences, and post-secondary education, and is widely known for her lively and in-depth classes. Beth developed the Holistic Doula program for the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education (MI), where she has been the lead instructor since 2008, and also teaches other threshold work, Death and Dying, in their Certified Naturopath program. She is a contributing writer for Midwifery Today, and in Woman Safe Health: The Antidote to Status-Quo Health Care (2016), Survivor Moms (2008), and Recipes for the Childbearing Year (2007). Additionally, Beth is featured in The Good Work (2017), an award-winning short birth film.
Considering the fast-paced nature of modern American culture, perhaps it’s not unexpected that the issue of time is having a never-before-seen and increasingly disastrous effect on pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery Read more…. Time in a Bottle
Don’t let the mare see you; crouch here in the hallway where you can peek over the half wall of the foaling box—the stress of seeing strangers at this time could put the foal in danger! Read more…. Safer Birth in a Barn?