City: Carmel and Salinas
Name: Cori Gentry Email: email@example.com Website: www.corigentry.com Through the stories of her mother and family members, Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal and medicated births were the rare exceptions. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. She married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009, Cori and Eric discovered they were finally pregnant. When they could not find a comprehensive natural childbirth class in their area, Cori knew she would someday become a childbirth educator in her community. Each of Cori’s three births have been very different: she’s birthed at 41, 38, and 42 weeks, with both obstetricians and midwives at three different, local hospitals, medicated and natural, and her boys have weighed 10, 8, and over 11 pounds! She is not afraid of big babies! Cori loves sharing with couples that birth is an exciting and rewarding experience and is thrilled to join the Birth Boot Camp family as an instructor serving the California central coast.
City: Petaluma Name: Julia Myers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Julia grew up in a family of seven children and has always been surrounded by mothers and babies. This upbringing instilled in her a love of everything connected to motherhood. After getting married and considering a family of her own, she dove into research about all things pregnancy and birth. While pregnant with her first child, she and her husband took a birth class and had a beautiful natural birth that sparked an even deeper passion into the natural birth world. Julia finds an overwhelming amount of joy in educating parents about healthy pregnancies, natural birth, and intuitive parenting. She is currently in the process of becoming a certified doula with a long term goal of becoming a home birth midwife. City: Sacramento Name: Tashina Benning Email: email@example.com Website: www.indulgentbirth.com Tashina became passionate about birth during her first pregnancy in 2006 and for several years thereafter, assisted women during their births. In 2012, she completed a training to begin the formal process of becoming a certified doula. During this time, she found she was expecting her second child. This led her to search for the ultimate natural childbirth class, in order to prevent some of the issues that arose during her first birth. The births of both her children were extraordinary, deeply transformative days in her life; which, she feels, positively impacted her and her family in ways that should not go unnoticed. She truly believes the value of a natural birth for both Moms and babies should not be understated, as our birth experience so heavily impacts the hours, days and years of a baby’s and mother’s life. Tashina is thrilled to share her passion and assist couples in gaining the knowledge and confidence to have incredible natural births. City: San Clemente & South Orange County
Name: Abby Illenberger Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.homegrownbirth.com Since the birth of her first child, Abby has had a passion for all things pregnancy and childbirth. Despite finding out she was pregnant after having just moved to San Clemente from Redondo Beach via Chicago, she had the good fortune of meeting up with a doula, midwife and natural childbirth class that all created an essential support team for what became an incredibly empowering event in her life. During her second pregnancy, Abby decided she wanted to support other pregnant women and their families the way she had so lovingly been supported. It was then that she became a natural childbirth educator. Not wanting to stop there, Abby has since become a labor support doula and enjoys helping women birth in the manner that makes sense to them. Along with natural childbirth education and her doula work, Abby is passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition. She is working with her husband (owner of CrossFit No Boundaries) to create a program for pregnant/postpartum moms, as well as a CrossFit Kids program. Abby encourages anyone who is reading this to contact her with any questions regarding her classes or any pregnancy related concerns. City: San Diego Name: Debbe Cannone Email: email@example.com Website: www.DoulaDebbeBirthingBasics.com Debbe is a dedicated DONA trained labour and birth doula who is also a mother of three boys. She is a certified lactation educator and childbirth educator as well. Debbe has personally experienced both a medicated birth with a forceps delivery and two unmedicated births as well as attended many different types of birth in her role as a doula. She has a passion 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, is Debbe’s passion and she believes it’s the strongest foundation for achieving an amazing birth experience. City: San Diego Name: Holly Scudero Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Holly Scudero has been fascinated with natural birth and intuitive mothering since she first became pregnant; her son was born at home under
the care of a certified professional midwife, and it was the most beautiful and empowering experience of her life. She reads every pregnancy
book she can get her hands on and still cries every time she reads a birth story, and her love of sharing what she knows has made her the one her
friends come to when they have questions about pregnancy and childbirth. After her own unsatisfying experiences with childbirth education classes, Holly felt compelled to become an instructor herself, and she is very excited to be able to offer Birth Boot Camp classes to her community. City: Santa Rosa Name: Sarah Clark Email: email@example.com Website: www.mamabirth.blogspot.com Sarah Clark has been a natural childbirth educator since 2007. She has helped dozens of couples on their journey toward natural birth and simply LOVES watching people learn, watching couples grow closer together, and seeing worried parents become confident and excited. She has given birth four times in various different places. Her first child was born in a hospital, her second in a freestanding birth center, and her third and fourth were born at home. She is confident she can help couples prepare for their birth no matter where they choose to do it and would feel privileged to join you on your journey. City: Solana Beach Name: Jeanette Revell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanette has always been fascinated with the birth process and how it truly transforms a woman’s life .She has 2 gorgeous boys with 2 very different birth experiences. Trained as a nurse and worked in Pediatrics, is a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and specializes in Pre/postnatal massage and first Baby Massage. Yoga, health and nutrition are also a big part of her commitment for pregnant women. Jeanette is co- owner of Vitality Massage and Wellness Clinic in Solana Beach. She is excited to be teaching this wonderful class for pregnant couples! City: Solana Beach Name: Lorien Lehmer Email: email@example.com Website: www.lorienalia.com Lorien is a Certified Natural Childbirth Educator and Doula. She is the mother of two amazing children born at home. She believes in a woman’s right to have a safe, natural, nurturing, and amazing birth. She honors the birth process as a sacred initiation into parenthood, while deeply respecting parents’ choices. Lorien incorporates her knowledge of holistic health into childbirth education. She is also a Massage Therapist, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Herbalist. She enjoys 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. City: Solana Beach Name: Peyton Theodore Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Peyton Theodore, L.Ac. is the owner and founder of Cardiff Acupuncture. She is a California Licensed Acupuncturist & Health Coach who uses Nature’s Medicines like Food, Herbal Teas, and Flower Essences in conjunction with her healing modalities to bring balance, clarity, & wholeness to her patients. She has been immersed in spiritual explorations including yoga, meditation, feng shui, intuitive development, qi gong, indigenous healing, and holistic nutrition since she first moved to California in 1999. Her experience comes from over 8 years of private practice and community work in Southeast Asia and Australia. Her education includes a BS in Cognitive Studies & Child Development from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor, Certified Meditation Teacher, Regional Founding Member Natural Baby Pros, Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner, and Reiki Practitioner. Peyton’s passion for working with Obstetrics began through her personal journey of pregnancy and birth and her becoming a of mother of two. For her, there is no experience more powerful than birth and there is no bond as strong as motherhood. She is honored to work with women through this sacred time.