Birth Boot Camp has been busy lately. With a recent instructor training and a pending doula training, we managed to fit in a visit to the MANA (Midwives Association of North America) Conference last week. Alexa Gumm (our recruiter) and Donna Ryan (our founder) had a great time and were able to meet so many of the amazing midwives who are out there working so hard to make birth better and more accessible for women everywhere. Here are some highlights from their trip.
On the drive out to St Louis, Donna and Alexa got to meet up with some of our Tulsa, Oklahoma instructors. From left to right Kelsey Oliphant, Joey Minick, Donna Ryan, Maggie Butterfield and Alexa Gumm. You can find all of our Oklahoma childbirth instructors here.
Can you believe the amazing view from the hotel room?! St Louis is a beautiful city!
We love these beautiful ladies and their tireless work for birthing women! Alexa and Donna headed out to meet and mingle with midwives at the MANA conference!
The booth! This is where the magic happens. We love the colors and design that our new Birth Boot Camp DOULA program has brought. Amazing!
Our very own Alexa Gumm meeting a legend of midwifery, Carol, who is one of the Farm Midwives along with Ina May Gaskin. What a week!
We love our Birth Boot Camp childbirth instructors! This is Lauren Hunter, who teaches childbirth classes in Saint Louis with her very own new baby.
Donna and Alexa working the booth. They got to meet so many wonderful women at the MANA conference. Can you see those beautiful new Birth Boot Camp DOULA booklets? And all the amazing coupons and brochures that were handed out? We love this job!
There were more than people friends at MANA. This is Maggie, a french bulldog who made gremlin sounds and came to visit our booth.
One of the many people we had the opportunity to meet was this midwife and homeopath, Cheryl, who works in Longmont, Colorado. Good times!
That sums up some of the highlights of the recent Birth Boot Camp trip to MANA. We love helping get the word out about the work we are doing to help women and their families have more access to education regarding their birth. There is much to be done but we are so excited to be part of this process. If you are a midwife and are interested in having some of our brochures or coupons to give to your clients, please contact Birth Boot Camp! We would love to help you out.