Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Birth Boot Camp! As we look back on 2012, we saw an exciting year of growth and have much to be grateful for.  Birth Boot Camp launched in March of 2012 under the direction of our founder, Donna Ryan, and our Advisory Board.  We started offering the first, full series of […]

What is Group B Strep (GBS)?

Group B Strep or GBS, is a bacteria that lives in the intestines, urinary and genital tracts of many healthy people. It is generally not serious in adults, but can be life-threatening to a newborn. Most adults do not have symptoms, but occasionally will develop an infection, such as a bladder infection or urinary tract […]

How to have a Natural Birth

Many families are beginning to realize how important a natural birth can be to both them and their babies. But the idea of having a natural birth can be overwhelming and when you first begin pursuing it. Here are a few tips on getting the natural birth you are looking for. 1) Take a natural […]

What is a doula?

In our childbirth education classes, we recommend to parents that they seriously consider hiring a doula. There are many benefits to having a doula attend your birth, including fewer interventions, shorter labor and a more positive experience for both mom and dad. Physical and emotional support for mom are key to a great labor. So […]

Happy Holidays!

When will I start showing?

Many women, especially when pregnant for the first time, are anxious to know when they will begin to show.

Well Prepared Partner

Today we wanted to share a thought with you from one of our online students. It shows how very important a well prepared partner is to the laboring woman. That is why we are so passionate about training him and teaching him right along side his birth partner. You just can’t neglect the birthing woman’s […]

Childbirth Education Training Sale!

Now is a great time to apply to become a Natural Childbirth Educator through Birth Boot Camp! In celebration of 12/12/12 and our excitement for the upcoming New Year, we are running a sale on our Instructor Certification Program. All approved instructor applicants who pay their fees in full between now and December 21st will […]

Baby Evie is HERE! Congrats to Glimmer & Gilroy from the North Pole

Our very first couple from the North Pole had their baby and are so sweet to share their pregnancy and birth story with us. These are the birth pictures and you can find pregnancy, maternity, and newborn/welcome home/ nursing pics in separate posts. If you would like to hear Glimmer’s full birth story – please […]

Baby Evie: Maternity Shoot

Our very first couple from the North Pole had their baby and are so sweet to share their pregnancy and birth pictures with us. These are the maternity pictures and you can find pregnancy, birth photography (and slideshow), and newborn/welcome home/ nursing pics in separate posts.