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What is Pitocin?

What is Pitocin? First synthesized around 1953, Pitocin is now commonly used in labor and delivery both to begin or speed labor.   It can also be used postpartum to stop excessive bleeding or  hemorrhage, which can be life threatening if left untreated. While Pitocin is chemically the same as your body’s naturally produced oxytocin, there… Read more »

Birth Boot Camp Regional Trainer in Maryland!

  Birth Boot Camp Regional Trainer in Maryland Carmen Calvo is our incredible North East Regional trainer for Birth Boot Camp. Carmen will be hosting Birth Boot Camp instructor trainings in Baltimore, Maryland! We knew Carmen was special when we first met her in Houston a few years ago. She is an awesome resource in… Read more »

A Pregnant Woman’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays

A Pregnant Woman’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays It’s that time of year again- the holidays! The lights, the beauty, the excitement are all heightened when you are expecting a little one with whom you can soon enjoy all the Christmas traditions and fun. The holidays can also bring worry, busy schedules, and frequent access… Read more »

The Cascade of Interventions

The Cascade of Interventions If you are taking a childbirth class, you will inevitably hear the term, “cascade of interventions.” No, we aren’t talking about a waterfall or dishwasher soap that leaves your glasses sparkling. When it comes to childbirth, the cascade of interventions is a term used to describe how one intervention in birth… Read more »

5 Secrets to Breastfeeding Success

5 Secrets to Breastfeeding Success We have all heard about breastfeeding and the benefits it can have for baby. There are posters in hospitals and waiting rooms and WIC offices. Yet when it comes down to actually breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months (and six more after solids are started), success rates are low…. Read more »

Birth Classes on Whidbey Island, WA

Birth Classes on Whidbey Island, WA Today we will introduce you to Kim Graves. She was one of the incredible women who has taken our training. Now residing and teaching childbirth classes in Washington State on Whidbey Island, she is dedicated to helping women have better births no matter where she is. The choice to… Read more »

Prodromal Labor- What Is It and What Can You Do About It?

Prodromal Labor- What is it and what can you do about it? You are 38 weeks pregnant. It is 10pm at night and your labor starts. YAY! Contractions are 7 minutes apart, steady and lasting about 45 seconds. They don’t feel like Braxton-Hicks contractions, so this must be the real thing! Steady, real, feeling like… Read more »

Birth Classes in Abilene, TX

Natural Birth Classes in Abilene, TX We are excited to share with you a series of articles highlighting our diverse group of birth instructors. These are the amazing women who are doing real work trying to make birth better for women and their families all over the world. Today we introduce Hailie Wolfe, a birth… Read more »

Choosing To Support Natural Birth- One Doula’s Story

Today we are pleased to share a guest post from one of our amazing instructors, Tashina Benning-Witter, who both teaches and works as a doula in the Sacramento, CA area. Tashina does something a little different- she has started to take clients who are only planning a natural birth and are willing to take a… Read more »