Low Amniotic Fluid Levels

Low Amniotic Fluid Levels

Low Amniotic Fluid Levels About 4% of women will be diagnosed as having low amniotic fluid levels. The diagnosis of low fluid levels can bring feelings of worry and many questions about what this means for the mom and her baby. Each couple deserves to better understand this important diagnosis and how it can impact… Read more »

Childbirth Classes in San Antonio, TX

Birth Classes in San Antonio, TX

Birth Classes in San Antonio, TX We have incredible women teaching childbirth classes all over the country. Today we would like to introduce you to Valerie Lopez, who teaches birth classes in San Antonio, TX. If you are planning an amazing birth- you should take a birth class with her! First, could you introduce yourself?… Read more »

strengthen the pelvic floor without kegels

Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Without Kegels

Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Without Kegels What pregnant or post-baby mama doesn’t worry about their pelvic floor? Those sudden sneezes that make you need to clench up and cross your legs…they don’t have to be part of your life! Yes, the stressed or weakened pelvic floor is the culprit behind those “oops” moments. We all… Read more »

birth boot camp noncompete

The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete

The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete My name is Donna Ryan and I am the founder of Birth Boot Camp. I’ve taught childbirth education since 2003 and have seen couples transformed with the birth of their babies. I am honored to bring Birth Boot Camp to the world with an amazing team of women. When Birth… Read more »

Birth Boot Camp DOULA training, April 2015

Birth Boot Camp DOULA Training, April 2015

Birth Boot Camp DOULA Training, April 2015 We are pleased to announce the certification of our second crop of Birth Boot Camp DOULAS! These women are just so incredible and we are excited to bring them to towns across America (and one in Canada)! So what happens at Birth Boot Camp DOULA training? Well, our… Read more »

Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally?

Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally?

  Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally? At Birth Boot Camp, we require that all of our natural childbirth educators have themselves had a natural childbirth. Reactions to our natural birth requirement for instructors are sometimes interesting. For some, the response is, “Of course my natural birth teacher should have had a… Read more »

Changing our perceptions of birth

Changing Our Perceptions of Birth

Changing Our Perceptions of Birth “Going in to labor with no *real* knowledge of what is happening is scary. So many of our perceptions come from the media where birth is very fast and very dangerous. When we take a comprehensive childbirth class and surround ourselves with positive ideas about birth, it actually alters the… Read more »

Birth Boot Camp Gives Back

Birth Boot Camp Gives Back

Birth Boot Camp Gives Back At Birth Boot Camp we have an incredible respect for the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative written by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, or CIMS. So much so, we have based our 10-week childbirth education curriculum on its principles. Our childbirth statistics show that a strong basis and education in… Read more »

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks Eating healthy pregnancy snacks can be an excellent way to feel better and be healthier during your pregnancy. Thoughtful eating of high protein and nutrient dense foods during pregnancy can make pregnancy more comfortable, enjoyable, and may even help you can have the birth you want. Here are some snacks that are filling,… Read more »

What are Braxton HIcks Contractions?

What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions are named for the doctor who “discovered” them in 1872. We can only assume, however, that women did, in fact, feel Braxton Hicks contractions in the centuries before their naming in 1872. So what are Braxton Hicks contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions usually feel like spotty, painless, or… Read more »

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