City: Alma (including NWA and the River Valley)
Name: Beth Barber
Beth Barber is a college graduate from Brigham Young University with a degree in Exercise Science, Fitness and Wellness. She has always been passionate about the human body and its endless capabilities. After graduation she married the man of her dreams and they have two beautiful little boys. Her first was induced in the hospital with the use of an epidural, and her second was born at home after taking Birth Boot Camp classes. She has breastfed both of her boys for a total of two years, three months, and counting. Beth wants couples to know that they have options and encourages them to learn what is available in order to make informed decisions. Through experience, she recognizes the importance education and preparation play in having the birth you want.
City: Northwest Arkansas
Name: Leah Trollinger
Leah is a wife, mother of two children and registered nurse. Her first birth, in 2007, was attended by a doula and OB in the hospital where she works. Her second birth, in 2009, was in the same hospital, but attended by a doula and CNM. Leah and her husband had prepared by taking natural childbirth classes and were able to achieve the natural birth they desired with both their children. Leah first became interested in natural birth many years before the birth of her own children, when a close friend shared the story of her empowering natural births. This interest was then sparked again in 2006 when Leah had the privilege of attending a friend’s home birth. Leah believes, and has seen first hand, that birth can be beautiful and empowering when you trust your body, have a strong support system, and take the initiative to be educated about your options. She is very excited to join the Birth Boot Camp team and share her passion about natural birth with other couples by helping prepare them for an amazing birth.