UCSD “Doula of the Year” Awarded to Birth Boot Camp Instructor

Birth Boot Camp has been honored to have so many amazing instructors who can be found across the country. Today we want to recognize one of them, Debbe Canonne. Debbe certified as an instructor in September at our San Clemente, CA training.   Debbe volunteers as a doula with Heart & Hands, a volunteer doula…

Postpartum Must Haves (That Nobody Mentions!)

Every woman who gives birth will deal with postpartum recovery.  Despite the universal nature of this time in our lives, we seem reluctant to talk about the realities of what happens and what we need to be more comfortable.  Here are a few items and tips that you won’t regret preparing before the birth of…

Birth Boot Camp Statistics 2012-2013

Birth Boot Camp® childbirth classes strive to prepare couples for natural birth. In an effort to continually improve our curriculum and provide the absolute best education available, we seek feedback from our students. Our instructors are required to compile statistics from their students. As a company, we spend many hours reaching out to our online…

Pre Birth Acupuncture (Guest Post by Peyton Theodore, L.Ac., MTCM, BBCI)

Pre birth acupuncture is acupuncture that is administered when a woman reaches full term, or 37 weeks. The focus of the acupuncture treatments is to prepare a woman for birth – both physically and emotionally, and to promote a healthy, natural labor and birth. From a physical perspective, would you choose a shorter, less painful…

Do It Yourself Newborn Photography Tips

In the current economy and with the easy availability of advanced cameras, a lot of new parents are looking to take their own pictures of their newborn baby. Although North America’s Top Newborn Celebrity Photographers Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley recommend you hire a professional newborn photographer, they have developed some tips for those looking…

California Training Wrap-Up!

In September, Birth Boot Camp hit the road and did an instructor training workshop in beautiful southern California.  We are so excited to welcome all our new west coast Birth Boot Camp instructors! We had a lot of demand to venture away from Texas to do an instructor training, but what finally sold us was this…

11 Reasons To Take a 10-Week Birth Class

When preparing for a natural birth, couples inevitably must make decisions about what is most important to them and what fits into their financial situation.  Birth classes are offered everywhere and vary greatly.  From buffet style hospital classes (where you pick and choose which classes you need), to independent “crash” courses, to just doing some…

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum

Essential oils have the power to make you more comfortable through pregnancy, labor, and even postpartum.  But first,, what are essential oils? Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in various parts of plants. It is the “lifeblood” of the plant and without it, plants couldn’t survive or thrive. These same compounds can help with…

What is Mother-Friendly Care?

Mother-Friendly is short for the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI).  There are 10 steps, which an institution or care provider must take in order to be considered “mother-friendly”.  .  They are very specific and some steps are harder to achieve than others.  Do not just assume that your care provider is Mother-Friendly.  Ask them.  These steps…

The Rh Factor & Your Pregnancy

Rhesus (Rh) incompatibility is a pregnancy topic that is very near and dear to my heart, since my blood type is Rh negative and my husband’s is Rh positive.  My midwife discussed it with us early in my pregnancy, and I spent a lot of time researching it on my own. What is the Rh…