Posts Categorized: Doula

Reboot: The Birth Boot Camp Refresher Class

reboot: the birth boot camp refresher class

Reboot: The Birth Boot Camp Refresher Class At Birth Boot Camp we strive to help prepare couples for natural births through childbirth education (and doulas!) Every birth matters and merits the time and energy required to prepare for it. Birth Boot Camp childbirth educators offer in-person childbirth education in two ways. First, and most commonly,… Read more »

Family Centered Cesarean

family centered cesarean

Family Centered Cesarean The practice of family-centered cesarean (also known as “gentle cesarean”) is becoming more widely talked about in the birth community as well as mainstream media outlets. We are excited to see this shift towards a gentler cesarean because it indicates a shift to mother-centered care that better supports her and her family… Read more »

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women

chiropractic care for pregnant women

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women Birth workers who pay attention have long realized that chiropractic care for pregnant women can make an incredible positive difference in the birth experience. This guest post from our resident chiropractic expert, Dr Kristin Hosaka, explains not just the benefit of chiropractic care for pregnant women, but exactly how it… Read more »

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 »

The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete

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 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 »

The Cascade of Interventions

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 »

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 »