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 post,…

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…

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…

Safe Cleaning Products for Pregnancy and Beyond

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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 safe side when it comes to chemical…

Prep Work for Pregnancy

Good nutrition in the 3 months leading up to when you conceive can help you get ready to create a safe and nutritious haven for your unborn and rapidly developing baby. The first 3-8 weeks of pregnancy are vital for fetal development. This is often before you even know you are pregnant! So planning and…

Cilantro – Lime Fajitas

Cilantro Lime Fajitas This fajita, taco thing was inspired by Chipotle’s vegetarian burritos… only I like mine better I highly recommend making your own tortilla’s for this. It really makes a difference and it’s not that hard.   Protein: 22g for two (will be slightly less with vegan tortillas). Serves 4 or so people, I’m not…

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,…

Common Swelling in Pregnancy

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…

Protein rich snacks

Healthy, protein rich snacks are a pregnant woman’s BEST friend!

Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

Pregnancy is a time when most every woman decides to start taking prenatal vitamins.  But there are so many choices out there.  How do you decide WHICH prenatal vitamin to take?  Of course, you should consult your health care provider first. Many woman prefer to take a prenatal that is whole food based and doesn’t…