Insufficient Glandular Tissue and Breastfeeding

We are pleased to bring a guest post to you today from Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC.  Mellanie is an experienced Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who stars in our breastfeeding DVD, “Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE.”  Mellanie is a wealth of knowledge and we are so excited to have her write about the topic of Insufficient Glandular […]

Black Women and VBAC- A Guest Post By Melek Oz Speros

Tasha after her vaginal birth after four c-sections. It can be done. You can read her story here. Melek Oz Speros, founder of Black Women DO VBAC!, has made it her mission to bring research, birth stories, and inspiration to Black women giving birth.  We are excited to share her and her knowledge with you […]

Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery

An important part of our mission at Birth Boot Camp is to encourage and truly support mothers in breastfeeding.  From day one we have had on staff an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Mellanie Sheppard, and every one of our students receives a two-disk breastfeeding DVD titled: Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE.   We recognize that […]

Safe Cleaning Products for Pregnancy and Beyond

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Pregnancy can bring both nesting (clean house!) and nausea (boo!), so what better time to find some more natural friendly cleaners. While the March of Dimes says that most commercial cleansers are safe during pregnancy, many women find the smells overwhelming or would rather just be on the safe side when it comes to chemical […]

Breastfeeding Resources for New Moms

Breastfeeding is something that we plan for before the birth of our baby, but few of us prepare like we should.  While very natural, it doesn’t always come easily and arming yourself with resources to support breastfeeding is a useful way to make it more successful.   There are a variety of ways to prepare […]

Are Birth Classes For Women Planning An Epidural?

One thing that we as a company and our fabulous birth instructors get asked on occasion is this: “I am not so sure I want a natural birth, should I still take your class?” The short answer is a surprising yes.  And we aren’t just saying that because we sell birth classes.  No matter what […]

Your Baby is Born! What Happens Next Might Break Your Heart. Guest Post by Jennifer Margulis

We are excited today to share a guest post from Jennifer Margulis, PhD.  An investigative journalist, activist for children and mother of four, she has gained increased recognition recently for her eye-opening new book, “The Business of Baby.” (Photograph credit Jennifer Margulis) When Taylor Hengen Newman had her baby at Mount Sinai Hospital in New […]

Tips for Finding a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

During your Birth Boot Camp classes, your instructor will teach the importance of your birth team. The birth team isn’t just mom and dad and their care provider, but includes many other helpful people such as a doula and a Chiropractor. In our years of combined teaching, our instructors have found that employing a skilled […]

10 Tips to Gently Help Baby Sleep

 *Please note that there are affiliate links in this post. For new parents, one of the most frequently asked questions is “Are you getting any sleep?” What is a new couple to do when everyone wonders how you and your baby are “performing” in this area?  Here are a few simple tips that can help […]

Cytotec in Birth

Once you begin researching birth, you will probably stumble up the product known as Cytotec. Because of a powerful ability to cause uterine contractions, Cytotec has found its way into obstetric practice. What should you know about Cytotec before your birth? Basic facts about Cytotec Cytotec is a medication used to prevent gastric ulcers, specifically […]