• The knowledge about how to give birth already exists inside every woman. Women’s bodies were designed to give birth.
  • The nutrition of a pregnant woman has a great impact on the health of her baby from its life as a fetus through adulthood and that breast milk provides optimum nutrition for the newborn baby.
  • A woman will labor the best wherever she feels the safest and most secure. For some that may be a hospital; for others it may mean at home or in an alternative birthing center.
  • Birthing a baby requires integration of the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Birth is one of the greatest challenges life has to offer. It provides an opportunity for personal growth.
  • While a cesarean section can be necessary at times, the current rate is too high.
  • In most cases, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) is a safer alternative to routine repeat cesareans.
  • Birth Works is a process, not a method.   BirthWorks seeks to facilitate a woman’s or a couple’s personal process in childbearing, not to impart a preconceived method of labor and birth.  There is not one right way to give birth; each birth is unique.
  • A woman in labor deserves an environment in which her privacy, autonomy, and emotional security are protected, and her mobility is encouraged.
  • Expectant parents should have access to information they need about obstetrical procedures. They should participate in decisions regarding the judicious use of obstetrical medications and procedures.
  • A woman’s beliefs influence her birth. Exploring her beliefs heightens self-awareness, serving as a catalyst for positive change.
  • The emotions of a birthing woman have profound effects on the birth outcome. Women must be allowed to express all their birth-related feelings.
  • The practice of Human Values builds character and instills confidence in birth and life.
  • Love is the foundation upon which positive birthing begins, and that one must have love of oneself before being able to love others your paragraph here.

Top left: Christine,Ina May Gaskin, Cathy Daub (Presidient of BirthWorks), Deborah Pascali-Bonaro (Author of Orgasmic Birth) - Top middle: Deborah, Christine - Top Left - Christine, Robin Lim (Founder, Bumi Sehat International - CNN 2011 Hero of the Year )

Second Row: Christine, Elizabeth Davis (Author, Heart & Hands, A Midwifes Guidebook) - Middle: Christine,  your paragraph here.

Your Inner Glow is pleased to offer additional classes at the offices of The Center for Women's Health - 209 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 - Classes starting Jan 5 -

Beginning in January, 2017 Your Inner Glow is proud to offer childbirth  education classes at the office of Dr. Paul Dicker, Cristina Giambalvo, CNM & Jaclyn Smith, CNM in Paramus, NJ. Please call for more information. 

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I have now included a Childbirth registry link

as a way to include 

Your Childbirth Class Registry on your baby wish list!

Your best approach is to become informed and clarify your goals well in advance and then seek care that is in line with your preferences and birth plan. Childbirth Preparation Classes

A childbirth REGISTRY... 

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The 8 week Childbirth Class meets from 7pm - 9pm weekly 

  • a lending library including books & videos
  • samples & discounts
  • ​meet other mothers & fathers who have questions
  • a Childbirth Education class to build support​ & community

There are many paths up a mountain and the same is true in childbirth - my studies have encompassed many different modalities including: meditation, aromatherapy, positioning, massage, accupressure, prenatal yoga, craniosacral therapy & rebozo to name a few...and they have all come in useful at different times during births - something as simple as a hot shower may be all that is needed - my experience has helped me learn to trust in the process and listen to subtle clues that the moment presents...I have worked in Labor & Delivery and Homebirth settings -

 I would love to share my experience with you to help you decide what's right for you and your baby...

I have made it easier to afford childbirth classes by now offering a registry for my classes. You can purchase my services or send a link to family & friends to share what you really want! 
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Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 10,000 women, couples,& siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women or couples through childbirth as a doula. :