Rules for Talking to a Laboring Woman

Preparing for birth is a unique time in a woman’s life. Many women spend their lives looking outward, seeking to serve others. But in labor and birth a woman has the opportunity to be at the center for a brief moment, and to have those around her serve her, listen to her, and help her […]

How does FEAR make labor hurt?

 

Oxytocin

  What is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is an amazing little hormone. Even if you don’t know what oxytocin is, you probably notice its effects each day. Oxytocin is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” and it has a unique role in many of life’s important events. Oxytocin is released by activities such as cuddling, nursing, […]

4 Simple Ways to Prepare for Natural Birth

Congratulations on your pregnancy!  Many women desire a natural birth but preparing for one can seem overwhelming.  Here are some wonderful tips for preparing yourself for the best natural birth possible.  There is so much you can do to ready yourself and your family for birth.  With these four simple things: education, nutrition, birth place, […]

What Does Labor Feel Like?

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What does labor feel like?  This is a question that almost every soon-to-be mother asks.  It fills us with trepidation, excitement, and even fear.  So what DOES labor feel like? The answer is a little different to everybody because, of course, labor is as individual as the women who experience it.  To begin deepening our […]

Allow Your Baby to Choose His Own Birthday

Here at Birth Boot Camp we educate couples about the risks of induction and encourage allowing our babies to choose their own birthdays.

What is Group B Strep (GBS)?

Group B Strep or GBS, is a bacteria that lives in the intestines, urinary and genital tracts of many healthy people. It is generally not serious in adults, but can be life-threatening to a newborn. Most adults do not have symptoms, but occasionally will develop an infection, such as a bladder infection or urinary tract […]

How to have a Natural Birth

Many families are beginning to realize how important a natural birth can be to both them and their babies. But the idea of having a natural birth can be overwhelming and when you first begin pursuing it. Here are a few tips on getting the natural birth you are looking for. 1) Take a natural […]

What is a doula?

In our childbirth education classes, we recommend to parents that they seriously consider hiring a doula. There are many benefits to having a doula attend your birth, including fewer interventions, shorter labor and a more positive experience for both mom and dad. Physical and emotional support for mom are key to a great labor. So […]

Well Prepared Partner

Today we wanted to share a thought with you from one of our online students. It shows how very important a well prepared partner is to the laboring woman. That is why we are so passionate about training him and teaching him right along side his birth partner. You just can’t neglect the birthing woman’s […]