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Birth Boot Camp DOULA Training, April 2015

Birth Boot Camp DOULA training, April 2015

Birth Boot Camp DOULA Training, April 2015 We are pleased to announce the certification of our second crop of Birth Boot Camp DOULAS! These women are just so incredible and we are excited to bring them to towns across America (and one in Canada)! So what happens at Birth Boot Camp DOULA training? Well, our… Read more »

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks Eating healthy pregnancy snacks can be an excellent way to feel better and be healthier during your pregnancy. Thoughtful eating of high protein and nutrient dense foods during pregnancy can make pregnancy more comfortable, enjoyable, and may even help you can have the birth you want. Here are some snacks that are filling,… Read more »

What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

What are Braxton HIcks Contractions?

What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions are named for the doctor who “discovered” them in 1872. We can only assume, however, that women did, in fact, feel Braxton Hicks contractions in the centuries before their naming in 1872. So what are Braxton Hicks contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions usually feel like spotty, painless, or… Read more »

Newborn Breastfeeding and the 10th Day Growth Spurt

newborn breastfeeding

Breastfeeding success has always been an important goal for Birth Boot Camp and breastfeeding education is included in our online and in-person classes through a long and detailed video presentation by Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC. One thing that often throws people off in their breastfeeding journey is the very early days and the confusion and lack… Read more »

Birth Classes on Whidbey Island, WA

Kim Graves, Birth Boot Camp childbirth educator on Whibley Island, Washington State

The choice to name this childbirth company, “Birth Boot Camp” was intentional. We wanted people to know that the class was intensive and serious and we wanted partners to feel comfortable coming to class and not feel like it was all just focused on the mother. One result is that we have our fair share… Read more »