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Doulas Do Not Empower Women

One common belief about doulas is that hiring a doula will automatically “empower” you. This isn’t quite the case. What is true is that doulas can help you empower yourself. We love this guest post from doula and VBAC mom, Alex Rounds. Read it and share it with someone you care about. A doula just… Read more »

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Childbirth Classes in Carrollton, TX

We love introducing you to our many AMAZING birth teachers. Today you get to meet Caryn who is amazing for a reason. (Can you say “VBAC warrior!?”) And if you happen to need a childbirth class in Carrollton, TX, then she is the gal for you! Check her out. Childbirth Classes in Carrollton, TX First,… Read more »

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50 Things Doulas Do Best

50 Things Doulas Do Best What do doulas do best? Well, that is actually a much longer list than the one below. Doulas have an amazing array of skills, many of which can’t really be put into words. It is no secret that at Birth Boot Camp we love doulas. Here are just 50 of the… Read more »

Childbirth classes in College Station and Bryan. TX

Childbirth Classes in College Station, TX

We are pleased to introduce today one of our childbirth instructors in College Station, TX. Cheryl is a busy mother of five who taught natural childbirth classes prior to her becoming a certified Birth Boot Camp instructor. We are so glad to have her join us! Her sweet passion and knowledge have helped make us a better… Read more »

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10 Most Nutritious Foods For Pregnancy and Postpartum

We are so excited to feature a post today detailing the 10 Most Nutritious Foods for Pregnancy & Postpartum from our resident pregnancy exercise and nutrition expert, Katie Dudley. We believe that part of preparing for a healthy, natural birth is preparing our bodies with optimal nutrition. Katie’s list is something every pregnant woman should… Read more »

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Taking The Fear out of Birth Prep- The Cycle of Cs

How do we take the fear out of birth prep? Every childbirth educator is aware of the Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle. It is frequently talked about as we help prep students for birth. Helping students understand that their emotional state can impact their physical experience of an event such as birth is eye opening and important. However, our words… Read more »

Julia West teaches childbirth classes in Grapevine, TX

Childbirth Classes in Grapevine, TX

Today, we introduce Julia, a hardworking and beautiful wife, mother and childbirth educator in Grapevine, TX. We love our natural birth instructors and appreciate all the work they are doing as they promote childbirth education and Birth Boot Camp in their own communities. It gives us great pleasure to introduce them to you and let… Read more »

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Foam Rolling For Pregnancy

Foam Rolling For Pregnancy Today we are pleased to share a guest post about foam rolling for pregnancy from our resident fitness and nutrition expert, Katie Dudley. Katie has created a program for our online and in-person childbirth education classes that is second to none. In fact, there is nothing that even comes close in… Read more »

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Newborn Breastfeeding and the 10th Day Growth Spurt

Newborn Breastfeeding and the 10th Day Growth Spurt Trouble with breastfeeding often starts with the newborn. In fact, the common but often unknown 10th day growth spurt can cause confusion when nursing a newborn. Breastfeeding success has always been an important goal for Birth Boot Camp and breastfeeding education is included in our online and in-person… Read more »

5 things you need from your doula certification

5 Things You Need From Your Doula Certification

5 Things You Need From Your Doula Certification We are pleased to share thoughts from Amanda Devereux today. We first met Amanda when she certified to become a Birth Boot Camp childbirth instructor. Struck by her passion and intelligence, we soon recruited her to help form the Birth Boot Camp DOULA program along with Maria… Read more »

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