Posts Categorized: Natural Childbirth

Birth Boot Camp Announces …. Birth Boot Camp DOULA


Birth Boot Camp Announces…Birth Boot Camp DOULA! Birth Boot Camp has been growing and maturing and we couldn’t be happier with our journey so far. Today we have a special guest post and announcement by our very own founder, Donna Ryan. Keep reading to find out the next project we are embarking on in our mission… Read more »

Top 3 Things To Bring To Your Birth


When it comes to pregnancy, birth and babies it seems as though the lists are never ending. From the “layette” to countless nursery items, monthly pregnancy clothes and even various and sundry age appropriate toys the experts say you will “need”, it can all seem a little overwhelming.

Down With Anti-Nutrients!- Tips For Feeding Your Family Healthier


  Today we are featuring a guest post from one of our many incredible instructors, Maggie Butterfield.  Maggie is passionate about nutrition because she has seen the difference it makes in the health of her family. A proud VBAC mother, teacher and much more, we are proud to call her one of our own. Enjoy her… Read more »

Placenta Encapsulation: Mother Nature’s Gift for Postpartum Wellness


At Birth Boot Camp we are surrounded by simply amazing and talented instructors. We love them and the skills they bring to the table. One of our most recently certified instructors is Carmen Calvo who teaches in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a placenta encapsulation specialist (and an excellent writer) and a mother of two. Today she… Read more »

Natural Birth Matters To Adoptive Parents


Birth Matters To Adoptive Parents One of the founding principals behind Birth Boot Camp’s dedication to natural birth education is the belief that birth actually matters. To families this is clear, especially after the baby is born and they see the lasting impact it has made on their life. But the importance of birth does… Read more »

5 Fabulous (and Simple) Exercise Ideas for Pregnancy


We believe that an integral part of any comprehensive childbirth education includes appropriate pregnancy exercise. When you take a Birth Boot Camp class it will include an exercise program created just for you and this time in your life.   But maybe you are wondering what you can do right now (before you start your… Read more »

Insufficient Glandular Tissue and Breastfeeding


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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery

Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery

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…. Read more »

Safe Cleaning Products for Pregnancy and Beyond

natural cleaners for pregnancy and beyond

Safe Cleaning Products for Pregnancy and Beyond 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… Read more »