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 »

Cascade of interventions

The Cascade of Interventions

The Cascade of Interventions If you are taking a childbirth class, you will inevitably hear the term, “cascade of interventions.” No, we aren’t talking about a waterfall or dishwasher soap that leaves your glasses sparkling. When it comes to childbirth, the cascade of interventions is a term used to describe how one intervention in birth… Read more »

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5 Ways Any Woman Can Feel More Like Royalty When She Gives Birth

5 Ways Any Woman Can Feel More Like Royalty When She Gives Birth It’s royal baby time again and the world is buzzing with the news of baby princess Charlotte born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. With the drama and pageantry of royalty, Kate emerged from the hospital just hours after giving birth… Read more »

What Makes Birth Boot Camp DOULA training different?

What Makes Birth Boot Camp DOULA Different?

What Makes Birth Boot Camp DOULA Different? We know that the prospective doula has many certifying organizations to choose from. When choosing to certify as a doula, you should look carefully at each organization and choose one that has traits that will serve you best as you embark on an incredible and fulfilling doula career…. Read more »

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