Introduced in 1948 to strengthen the pelvic floor, Kegel exercises have recently experienced a surge of controversy. The discussion on how and when Kegels (an exercise designed to improve core strength and support the internal organs) are appropriate for women requires examining how the pelvic floor functions and what keeps it in shape. This article discusses the function […]
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What an amazing year it has been! Birth Boot Camp launched one year ago in March 2012. This has been a year of learning and growth. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to serve so many couples through our live and online birth classes. Our natural childbirth instructors, along with their students, […]
Birth Boot Camp® is honored this year to be voted “Best Childbirth Class” by the Fort Worth Child Magazine. We are so excited about the overwhelmingly positive response we have had to our natural birth classes (both live and online). We look forward to many more years of teaching couples that they CAN have an […]
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 […]
One day you are pregnant, and the next day a mother! One of the most important things a new mom can have is a fridge and pantry stocked with healthy, easy to grab foods for those first few weeks. Nursing a baby frequently, recovering from the work of labor and birth, while adjusting to a […]
At Birth Boot Camp, we believe that the education our instructors receive will help make them teachers who can change birth, impact couples, and improve the world. We strive to give our instructors the best childbirth educator instruction out there. We are so proud of them and the impact they are making. We are excited […]
Some minor swelling in pregnancy is not uncommon for women, especially in the final trimester. Any swelling should be discussed with your care provider as it can, in rare instances, indicate a bigger problem. Typical swelling, however, can be relieved with a few simple tips. Exercise~ Light exercise like walking, swimming or yoga can help […]
Healthy, protein rich snacks are a pregnant woman’s BEST friend!