Prenatal Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy has become a highly sought after form of relief for common pregnancy related aches and pains.  In a 1994 survey of prenatal massage therapists, the primary focus of their clients was to seek relief from aches and pains associated with their pregnancy.  According to a Swedish study, 48-56% of all pregnant women experience […]

Instructor Training Highlights from April 2013

While Birth Boot Camp began with a mission to take childbirth education to more people through online classes, we have been honored to see incredible growth in our live classes.  Women with a passion for birth, from all around the country, have signed up for our instructor training workshops.  Now, just about a year into […]

How Birth Boot Camp Supports Midwives

  One thing that is very important to us at Birth Boot Camp is supporting and encouraging the midwifery model of care. We are honored to have a very experienced and insightful midwife, Melody Morrow, CPM, as a member of our Advisory Board. Why is Melody so excited about Birth Boot Camp? She has seen […]

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, […]

Mother’s Day Sale

Happy Mother’s Day! This sale runs Saturday, May 11th through Sunday, May 12th.

Cloth Diapers – Not What Your Mama Used

I am going to tell you a story about how I decided to cloth diaper. In 2002, I had a friend that was pregnant with her first. At the time she was also recently single and broke. She had said that she was going to cloth diaper to save money. When she went to Babies […]

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, […]

I’m pregnant! What’s happening here?

Photo credit: super-structure / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA What Should I Expect During the First Trimester of Pregnancy? You are pregnant!  Congratulations! Now you might be wondering, what happens next?  If this is your first baby then you are in for some wonderful and amazing changes as your body starts to grow a new human […]

Should You Kegel?

  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 […]

Happy World Doula Week!

  You CAN have an amazing birth!  Register today for your live or online birth class. Join our team as a natural childbirth instructor. Apply today!