Birth Boot Camp® Natural Childbirth Education Classes - Online and Instructor-


New and Updated Online Childbirth Classes

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Donna Ryan (right), founder of Birth Boot Camp, and Sarah Clark during the filming of the new and updated online classes.

Yes, you heard that right: we have completely updated our online classes! We loved the original birth classes featuring Donna Ryan, but felt it was time to mix things up. Our online childbirth classes are not just a few handouts that you print off yourself with some articles to read, they are literally HOURS of streaming video with a beautiful workbook included. By the time you are done, you will feel as though you know your instructors!

The new classes are even more fun and entertaining. Featuring Donna Ryan with her trusty sidekick, Sarah Clark (Board Member and writer over at the Mama Birth blog), the new childbirth classes feature a morning talk-show style. Donna and Sarah chat together about the things that matter most as you prepare for your birth.

They are joined by dozens of couples, women, care providers and experts telling their stories in a professional, documentary-style video.

We have also added weekly “comfort techniques” led by Sarah. After most classes you can watch a few minutes where she walks you and your partner through some comfort techniques to use in labor. These are fun, interactive, and helpful in confidence-building as you prepare for your birth. These further supplement the many color photos included in your “Field Manual” that comes with your online class.

In addition, we have fully expanded our pregnancy exercise videos. Led by our resident fitness expert, Katie Dudley, the exercise videos are found throughout the series. They include more exercises, stretches, ideas, and pain-reducing foam rolling. You will love this program! We strongly believe that this program is another piece in the puzzle that can help you prepare for your birth. It’s like having a pregnancy personal trainer all to yourself.

The classes also have additional birth videos. We seek to constantly update and add diverse birth videos to our library. We want women to see a variety of births in a variety of places with all different kinds of women birthing their own way. Have your tissues handy, because these birth videos will show you the beauty and hard work inherent in birth.

We couldn’t update the classes and not update the workbook to go along with it. Your workbook, or “Field Manual”, as we like to call it, is over 170 full-color pages of concise birth information and at-home work The recently expanded “Chow Chart” includes so much more than nutrition and gives you a chance to record not just what you eat but all the other things that go into your day and your pregnancy.

We can’t wait to have you join us! If you aren’t pregnant but want to share the happiness that your fabulous natural birth has brought, sign up to become a Birth Boot Camp instructor. Our team of amazing women are changing birth across the country, one couple at a time. Or, if you prefer, we are now training doulas! Supporting families as a doula is deeply satisfying work that changes your life and the lives of others.

There are so many wonderful things going on, we invite you to be a part of them!

Join us!

Donna Ryan and Sarah Clark at a recent Birth Boot Camp instructor training in Indiana.

Birth Boot Camp Has Launched A New Website!

Our updated logo, now your HEADQUARTERS for natural birth!

There are lots of changes going on around here at Birth Boot Camp Headquarters, and it is very exciting! We want to take a moment to show you around our brand new website. We have added lots of things, so take a little tour with us. There is so much to see!

-Updated Classes-

We’ve completely re-recorded all of our online classes! The response has been great already. Of the changes, one student said,

“Birth Boot Camp online classes completely changed their videos in the last week! It’s even better now!… I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised with everything. I’m pretty well-versed in prenatal care and L&D, and I learn something every week in the class.”

What has changed?

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Donna and Sarah during filming of the new online birth classes.

-Donna Ryan has been joined by Sarah Clark as your hosts, morning-talk-show style! Conversational and fun, classes are entertaining to watch.

-Comfort measures have been added so that you can learn more hands-on labor techniques for you and your partner.

-We have completely revamped and expanded our exercise and nutrition information from Katie Dudley. You will love it! It feels like you have your own personal pregnancy trainer.

Onesies for your sweet little one on our store!

-Updated workbooks to go along with the classes take everything up a notch and keep you at the top of your game, all while involving your partner.

Sign up for an online class today!

-Birth Boot Camp Store-

Need swag? We love swag and we have it! Cups, shirts, camo or limegreen foam rollers, hoodies and tons more. Did we mention Birth Boot Camp onesies for that sweet little one?

We also have our Amazon store available for you to peruse. There are so many resources out there about childbirth but it can be hard to dredge through all of them and find the best ones. We have done the work for you!

-Free Nutrition E-Book-

You will love the Birth Boot Camp Nutrition eBook. It has recipes, snack ideas, tips and much more for you as you prepare to have the best pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Even if you aren’t ready to take a class, you can get your eBook and learn things that can help you early on in your pregnancy.

-Testimonials Page-

In the few years that we have been around, we have been privileged to receive many Birth Boot Camp testimonials. Birth experts and celebrities, doctors, professionals, but most important to us, our students, have said some wonderful things about us. We are thrilled to share them with you.

We are now training doulas!

-DOULA Program!-

You read that right — Birth Boot Camp isn’t just a childbirth education company anymore. We have launched an amazing doula program! Birth Boot Camp DOULA is training the best doulas on the planet specifically ready to support you (and that fabulous partner of yours) in the natural birth you desire. They really deserve a whole blog post of their own, so if you want to learn more, check this one out written by founder Donna Ryan.

-Breastfeeding Resources-

Breastfeeding has always been an important part of Birth Boot Camp. In fact, one of the reasons we feel so passionate about natural birth is that we feel that it can help prepare you for a better and easier start to breastfeeding.

We have added a section on the website dedicated just to breastfeeding. With gorgeous pictures, links to resources and blog posts, and a purchase option for our breastfeeding DVD, Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE, this is a wonderful resource for breastfeeding mamas.

-”Find a Live Class” Interactive Page-

We have instructors across America and in two other countries! Now you can find your birth teacher in a gorgeous interactive map. Their biographies are being updated as we speak and you can learn more about the local women who can help you prepare for the amazing birth you desire!

-Social Media Buttons-

We are working hard to represent natural birth all over the internet. At the top of our new website are all of our social media buttons. From our growing Instagram account to the rocking land of Tumblr, come find us! Interact and stay up to date on all the happenings.


There is always lots going on with Birth Boot Camp all around the country. With instructor-led “Meet & Greets” to doula and instructor training, keep up with us via our new and constantly updated calendar on the right sidebar.

-Other updates to take note of include:

Updated FAQ page for the Education, Online Classes, and Birth Boot Camp DOULAS. Check out the Advisory Board page, Field Manual preview and much more. Poke around, get lost, learn tons about natural birth. And don’t forget our blog! With frequent guest and celebrity posts, plus our dedicated and knowledgeable instructors, there is loads of information to supplement your class and your learning.

Welcome to Birth Boot Camp Headquarters and thanks for joining us!


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