Elf on the Shelf Nursing Photos

Our very first couple from the North Pole had their baby and are so sweet to share their pregnancy and birth pictures with us. These are the newborn, welcome home & nursing pictures and you can find pregnancy, maternity and birth photography (and slideshow) pics in separate posts.  

Preparing for Breastfeeding

Preparing for Breastfeeding

Preparing For Breastfeeding I often ask women who are expecting if they have preparing for breastfeeding.  Sometimes I get “I took a breastfeeding class at the hospital” or “I read a book,” but often I just get a blank stare.  Prepare for breastfeeding?  Why prepare for breastfeeding?  It is natural, right?  Yes, breastfeeding is instinctual… Read more »

Support Breastfeeding with us for #GivingTuesday

As part of #GivingTuesday, Birth Boot Camp® will be donating $75 from every online childbirth education class sale to Best for Babes from Tuesday November 27 through Tuesday December 4. The Best for Babes Foundation is the only mainstream non-profit cause dedicated to helping women overcome the many barriers they face that end their breastfeeding… Read more »

Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

Pregnancy is a time when most every woman decides to start taking prenatal vitamins.  But there are so many choices out there.  How do you decide WHICH prenatal vitamin to take?  Of course, you should consult your health care provider first. Many woman prefer to take a prenatal that is whole food based and doesn’t… Read more »

Protein in Pregnancy

Does protein matter in pregnancy?  Many women and care providers feel that it does.  Any body builder knows that to build a healthy body he or she must get adequate protein.  Some feel that the same is true for a woman building a baby body.  Many women report that when they get adequate protein in… Read more »

Thinking About Homebirth – Where to Begin

Are you thinking about a home birth but wondering how to get started?  Here are a few tips to get the ball rolling.  First, decide what you are looking for in a midwife.  What things do you feel you will need at your birth in order to feel safe and happy?  What kind of skills… Read more »

Getting Enough Iron in Pregnancy

Many women struggle during pregnancy with anemia or iron deficiency.  Diet can often be helpful in improving this.  Having adequate iron is important for lots of reasons.  Women who have low levels of iron are often tired.  In addition, very low iron levels can impact your labor and birth and even increase postpartum hemorrhage.  Here… Read more »

Breastfeeding in Public With Ease

Many new mothers worry about the first nursing session in public with their new baby.  This does not have to be a stressful time though, if mom is comfortable and prepared. One thing you can do to prepare is to practice!  Nursing in front of a bedroom mirror may show you how covered you already… Read more »

Using a Midwife (Types of Midwives)

Many women desire the benefits of midwifery care for their pregnancy but become overwhelmed when they start to look into it and find that there are many different types of midwives to choose from. While options, certifications, and even legality vary from one state to another and from one country to the next, here are… Read more »

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