Childbirth Education Classes
Birth is a life changing event and education is key! Birth Boot Camp makes education easy and convenient with live and online classes. As your Doula, you can count on me to make sure you feel confident throughout the entire process.
You CAN have an amazing birth!
Childbirth Education Classes
Live Classes or Online Classes Available
Comprehensive Childbirth Education
If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook and supplies included. This class is taught over a 10 week period in 2.5 hours per session.
Birth Boot Camp: Basic Training
This one-day course is designed for the extra busy couple! Topics covered include basic nutrition and exercise to stay healthy and low-risk, what to expect during labor, epidurals, and cesarean section, coping techniques and comfort measures, and writing a birth plan. The course runs 7 hours with a one-hour lunch break. Workbooks included!
Investment $250 (includes catered lunch & snack)
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Hospital Birth
Our hospital class is designed for the couple who is planning an amazing hospital birth but wants more than your typical hospital class. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. This class gives you the ability to make informed decisions as your birth unfolds. Workbook included. This class is 15 hours total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions.
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Out-of-Hospital Birth
If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor. While comfort measures and relaxation are taught in this class series, the "Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor" workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely. Workbook included. Class time is 10 hours will be broken down into four 2.5 hours sessions.
Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit
This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby. We know there is lots of information out there about caring for your baby. In fact, it is too much for a new parent to sift through. Beyond that, you need more than a book to learn about caring for your precious new baby. This class arms you with more than skills, it give you comfort, community, and confidence. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours. Plus, 3.5 hour breastfeeding video.
This one day course will help big brother or big sister to get you prepared for your newest addition to the family. The in-person Birth Boot Camp Sibling Birth Class includes:
* The Siblings at Birth Workbook
*Specially selected birth videos where children are present at the birth of their baby sibling.
*Instruction and/or games and demos for you child.
*Sounds, facial expressions, and different ways that mom may act in labor.
*Helping families have amazing births is the defining mission behind Birth Boot Camp. We recognize the innate beauty and power of this life-altering event and we want every person in your family to welcome it with joy.
The Birth Boot Camp Sibling Birth Class Workbook includes:
Basic information about anatomy and where the baby currently lives. Simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate instruction about the birth process. Tips for your child on what they can pack for the birth in their own bag. Specific tips for you, the parent, on preparing your child for birth. A coloring page about them and the new baby. Activity page about the baby and birth. Tips for how your child can HELP at the birth- we want them to feel special and be useful. Space for them to write or draw their own version of the birth story after the siblings birth in the workbook.
Class time approximately 1-2 hours
Investment $45; $10 for each additional child
Birth Boot Camp: Comfort Measures Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor
This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You'll take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this workshop is one you'll want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. It contains artwork and many relaxation and imagery scripts for you to practice. We truly believe that our comfort measures class is valuable far beyond labor.
This workshop is about life skills that you will use over and over again. It is also a great add-on to our other classes. Even if you take the 10-part series, these comfort measures and unique relaxation scripts will add to you birth experience.
Class time approximately 4 hours.
This one day refresher course will help get your prepared for your newest addition to the family. Taking birth boot camp previously is not required, helpful but nor required. Every birth is important and should have the same care and attention spent to prepare for it. This class is tailored to fit your needs as a couple to help you for this upcoming birth.
Workbook included. Class time approximately 3 hours.