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 our guest post is from her and we think you will love it! Feel free to ask questions in the comments and share with your friends. Basic information on placenta encapsulation is also included in the Field Manual that comes with your birth class. Read more
One of the founding principals behind Birth Boot Camp’s dedication to natural birth education is the belief that birth actually matters. To families this is clear, especially after the baby is born and they see the lasting impact it has made on their life. But the importance of birth does not end with those who will give birth, it is shared by all of us. Read more
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 birth class) for everyday fitness during your pregnancy. This guest post from Jessica Socheski has five wonderful ideas that you can easily incorporate into your life.
Tasha after her vaginal birth after four c-sections. It can be done. You can read her story here.
Melek Oz Speros, founder of Black Women DO VBAC!, has made it her mission to bring research, birth stories, and inspiration to Black women giving birth. We are excited to share her and her knowledge with you today and help spread the word that black women CAN and DO have vaginal births after cesarean.
An important part of our mission at Birth Boot Camp is to encourage and truly support mothers in breastfeeding. From day one we have had on staff an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Mellanie Sheppard, and every one of our students receives a two-disk breastfeeding DVD titled: Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE.