List of Instructors: California
City: Carmel and SalinasName: Cori Gentry Email: email@example.com Website: www.corigentry.com Through family birth stories, I grew up believing that natural birth was normal. After studying Early Childhood Education at Cal State Monterey Bay I became a childcare provider and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among my clients. I married the punk rocker of my dreams in 2007 and on Valentines Day 2009 we discovered we were pregnant. When I could not find a local comprehensive natural childbirth class, I knew I would someday teach one. I made that dream a reality with Birth Boot Camp in 2012. My 4 births have been very different: I've birthed after 42 weeks, at 3 different local hospitals and at home, with doctors and midwives, medicated and natural. Advocating for options and safety in childbirth is something I live daily. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Birth Network of Monterey County, I am a Co-Leader of the International Cesarean Awareness Networks (ICAN) of Monterey County, and am Co-Coordinator for ImprovingBirth.org Monterey County. I love sharing my passion and knowledge with parents who want to have an amazing birth!
Name: Julia Myers
I grew up in a family of seven children and have always been surrounded by mothers and babies. This upbringing instilled in me a love of everything connected to motherhood. After getting married and considering a family of my own, I dove into research about all things pregnancy and birth. While pregnant with my first child, my husband and I took a birth class and had a beautiful natural birth that sparked an even deeper passion into the natural birth world. I find an overwhelming amount of joy in educating parents about healthy pregnancies, natural birth, and intuitive parenting. I am currently in the process of becoming a certified doula with a long term goal of becoming a home birth midwife.
City: San Clemente &; South Orange County
City: San DiegoName: Debbe Cannone Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.DoulaDebbeBirthingBasics.com I am a dedicated DONA and toLabor trained birth doula who is also the mother of three boys. I am a certified lactation educator and childbirth educator as well. I have personally experienced both a medicated birth with an epidural and forceps delivery as well as two beautiful unmedicated births. In my role as a birth doula I have attended over 6o births and witnessed many different types of birth. These birth experiences sparked a passion in me for supporting mothers and their partners through this blessed and transformative period in their lives. Providing parents with the best evidence-based information on labour, birth, and breastfeeding, in addition to empowering parents to make their own decisions about all things concerning the birth of their baby, is my passion and I believe it’s the strongest foundation for achieving an amazing natural birth experience. You will always remember the birth of your baby...I’m committed to preparing you and your partner for a birth you will never want to forget!
City: Santa Rosa
City: Solana BeachName: Jeanette Revell Email: email@example.com I have always been fascinated with the birth process and how it truly transforms a woman's life. I have 2 gorgeous boys with 2 very different birth experiences. I am trained as a nurse and worked in Pediatrics. I am a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and specialize in Pre/postnatal massage and first Baby Massage. Yoga, health and nutrition are also a big part of my commitment for pregnant women. I am co- owner of Vitality Massage and Wellness Clinic in Solana Beach. I am excited to be teaching this wonderful class for pregnant couples!
City: Solana BeachName: Lorien Lehmer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lorienalia.com I am a Certified Natural Childbirth Educator and Doula. I am the mother of two amazing children born at home. I believe in a woman's right to have a safe, natural, nurturing, and amazing birth. I honor the birth process as a sacred initiation into parenthood, while deeply respecting parents' choices. I incorporate my knowledge of holistic health into childbirth education. I am also a Massage Therapist, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Herbalist. I enjoy working with those in transitions - pregnancy/birth, grief/loss, divorce, career, and change to support and nurture potentials, clear past pain, and give your gifts to yourself, your family, and the world.