Find a Live Childbirth Class
Birth Boot Camp instructors are coming on board all around the country and internationally, as well. If one is not currently available in your area, visit our online class option. If you are interested in becoming an instructor we would love to speak with you.
Coming August 2013
ARKANSASCity: Alma (including NWA and the River Valley) Name: Beth Barber Email: email@example.com Beth Barber is a college graduate from Brigham Young University with a degree in Exercise Science, Fitness and Wellness. She has always been passionate about the human body and its endless capabilities. After graduation she married the man of her dreams and they have two beautiful little boys. Her first was induced in the hospital with the use of an epidural, and her second was born at home after taking Birth Boot Camp classes. She has breastfed both of her boys for a total of two years, three months, and counting. Beth wants couples to know that they have options and encourages them to learn what is available in order to make informed decisions. Through experience, she recognizes the importance education and preparation play in having the birth you want. City: Northwest Arkansas Name: Leah Trollinger Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nwaempoweredbirth.com Leah is a wife, mother of two children and registered nurse. Her first birth, in 2007, was attended by a doula and OB in the hospital where she works. Her second birth, in 2009, was in the same hospital, but attended by a doula and CNM. Leah and her husband had prepared by taking natural childbirth classes and were able to achieve the natural birth they desired with both their children. Leah first became interested in natural birth many years before the birth of her own children, when a close friend shared the story of her empowering natural births. This interest was then sparked again in 2006 when Leah had the privilege of attending a friend’s home birth. Leah believes, and has seen first hand, that birth can be beautiful and empowering when you trust your body, have a strong support system, and take the initiative to be educated about your options. She is very excited to join the Birth Boot Camp team and share her passion about natural birth with other couples by helping prepare them for an amazing birth.
Name: Cori Gentry Email: email@example.com Website: www.BirthMakesSense.com Through the stories of her mother and family members, Cori grew up believing that natural birth was normal and medicated births were the rare exceptions. After studying Early Childhood Education at California State Monterey Bay, she became a childcare provider in 2005 and was surprised by how common cesareans and epidurals were among her clients. She married the pop punk rocker of her dreams in 2007, and on Valentine’s Day 2009, Cori and Eric were thrilled to find out they were pregnant. They sought a comprehensive natural childbirth class, and when they discovered there were none in the area, Cori knew she would someday become a childbirth educator in her community. While the birth of their first son was a difficult medical induction due to complications associated with gestational diabetes, their second birth 17 months later was a peaceful, natural hospital birth. Cori loves sharing with couples that birth is an exciting and rewarding experience and is thrilled to join the Birth Boot Camp family as an instructor serving the California central coast. City: Santa Rosa Name: Sarah Clark Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mamabirth.blogspot.com Sarah Clark has been a natural childbirth educator since 2007. She has helped dozens of couples on their journey toward natural birth and simply LOVES watching people learn, watching couples grow closer together, and seeing worried parents become confident and excited. She has given birth four times in various different places. Her first child was born in a hospital, her second in a freestanding birth center, and her third and fourth were born at home. She is confident she can help couples prepare for their birth no matter where they choose to do it and would feel privileged to join you on your journey.
Coming August 2013
FLORIDACity: Tampa Bay Area Name: Alexa Gumm Email: email@example.com Website: www.birthtampabay.com Alexa Gumm is an experienced doula and has been joining families on their journey to parenthood since 2010. Being a doula has given her both hands on experience learning to comfort laboring women and a birds eye view of what mothers and fathers need to achieve the birth they want either in the hospital or at home. She is also a dedicated mother of four, all born at home. Alexa brings her experience as both a birthing mother and an experienced birth worker to her classes, which makes her uniquely suited to train fathers to help their partner through the birth process. City: Tampa – East Bay Name: Kim Graves Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.keepcalmbirthon.com After two amazing birth experiences, one in a hospital and one at home, Kim finally pursued what has been a passion of hers for years – to help other couples experience how amazing birth can be and to remove fear from the equation. Originally from Hawaii, she’s now a Navy wife of 10 years who has lived in California, Washington, and Florida. Birth Boot Camp’s military theme and availability of online classes spoke strongly to her. After watching so many friends go through pregnancy and birth alone (and doing it once herself), she thought the flexibility of Birth Boot Camp could be an amazing resource for military families. Whether you’re a military family or not, she looks forward to helping you in your journey toward your ideal birth!
GEORGIACity: Atlanta and North Metro Name: Marisa Haar Email: email@example.com Website: standupforyourbirth.com Marisa is so excited to help parents achieve the birth they want and feels the way to do that is through education. She has a strong passion for natural birth, breastfeeding, baby-wearing and homeschooling. After a less than desirable 27-hour hospital birth with her first child, she realizes how important preparation is to the birthing process. Thinking that she was prepared, she arrived at the hospital too early, eventually gave into the interventions and was stuck in the bed. Two epidurals later, she gave birth with forceps assistance. This led her to more education and the decision to have a homebirth with child number two. Her second birth was 6 hours and amazing! With vastly differing experiences at her two births she feels she has a unique take on birth and how education can really empower a couple to have an AMAZING birth!
Coming August 2013
LOUISIANACity: New Orleans Name: Amanda Devereux Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda has been fascinated and inspired by pregnancy, birth, and women’s health long before she became a mother. As a devoted Nurse, Doula, Birth Boot Camp Instructor, and Mother of three, she draws from experience and compassion when supporting women who are beginning their own journey into motherhood. She believes pregnancy is a time to nurture, cherish, and connect with one’s self and baby, as well as celebrate the growing family. She understands and believes birth to be a natural process and incredible rite-of-passage for a woman. The births of her own children are the most powerful experiences in her life, and she found herself redefined by each labor and birth. Her path has led her to be a committed force in the community as a birth advocate, birth and postpartum doula, birth educator, and certified happiest baby educator. “It is a gift to be invited into a woman’s birth circle. To share in her miracle and be in awe of her strength and power is humbling. There is nothing more precious than to be present as a family is born.” Amanda also holds a BS in Biology, has advanced training in VBAC, and is co-owner of Nola Nesting, LLC.
Coming October 2013
MARYLANDCity: DC Metro Area Name: Anna Jozefczyk Email: email@example.com After experiencing what she considers “the highest high of her life” during the birth of her second child, Anna became determined to help other women experience the same. She believes that the key to an amazing experience lies in preparation (and she has her own birth stories to prove it!) but also in recognizing and appreciating women’s innate wisdom, power and ability to birth. Anna is super excited to bring Birth Boot Camp to Maryland and she cannot wait to meet you!
Coming October 2013
Coming August 2013
OKLAHOMACity: Oklahoma City Metro and Davis Name: D’Andra Parsons Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.arbucklebirth.com As a nationally certified sign language interpreter, D’Andra is fluent in American Sign Language. She has a passion for education and considers herself a lifelong learner. In 2004, D’Andra earned a B.S. in Elementary Education. Shortly thereafter, she became pregnant with her first child and immersed herself in information on pregnancy and birth. Under the care of a midwife, D’Andra welcomed her daughter at a birth center completely naturally in 2006. D’Andra has since had two more children, one in a hospital with limited interventions in 2008, and another completely naturally in a birth center in 2011. She has breastfed all three of her children, and birth has become her passion. Just after earning a M.Ed. in Interpreting in 2012, D’Andra signed on for Birth Boot Camp Instructor training. She is excited to empower mothers to trust their bodies and make informed decisions about care for themselves and their babies with Birth Boot Camp’s holistic approach to childbirth preparation. Couples are sure to enjoy coming to class each week! City: Oklahoma City Metro and Shawnee Name: Amanda Standlee Email: email@example.com Website: Fruitfuldoula.com Amanda Standlee, CD(DONA), has been a birth doula since 2010. After two medicated births, she experienced a hospital water birth with her third child. This motivated her to become a doula. Since then, she has given birth to her fourth daughter at home. As a doula, Amanda has seen the difference that a great childbirth education class can make for a birthing couple. That is why she is so excited to start offering Birth Boot Camp classes in her area. City: Oklahoma City and Edmond Name: Amy Anderson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.bluelotusdoula.com
Amy Anderson has been a doula since 2010. She decided to become a doula after the birth of her third daughter, which was a VBA2C. Having two cesarean sections and experiencing first-hand how being unprepared can affect labor and birth, she was motivated to become a childbirth educator. Amy desires to help couples avoid unnecessary interventions and give them the knowledge to help them achieve the birth they desire. City: Tulsa and Broken Arrow Name: Maggie Butterfield Email: email@example.com Website: www.birthgreencountry.com Maggie is excited to share with you the joy of natural childbirth! After her first birthing experience that ended up in a cesarean section, she was determined to find a better way. After getting educated, she and her husband went on to have a powerful, drug free VBAC hospital birth. As a former classroom teacher, she is thrilled to teach something she is passionate about and ready to help you get started on your own birth journey. With the right education, you can have a birth experience that gives you the birth you have longed for!
OREGONCity: Corvallis, Willamette Valley Name: Melissa Meyer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.NaturalOregonBirth.com Melissa’s journey in natural childbirth began during her first pregnancy by preparing her mind and body for birth through personal study and prenatal yoga. Melissa and her husband now have two children, both born naturally at a birthing center. She has experience with water birth, extended breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering. She is excited to be a part of Birth Boot Camp and looks forward to helping couples achieve an amazing birth!
TEXASCity: Aledo and Fort Worth Name: Laura Morrow Email: email@example.com Website: www.fortworthbirth.com Laura Morrow has been passionate about birth for years and is so excited to be teaching others about it! She is married to a great guy and has one precious little boy. Her son was born in a peaceful, intervention-free, un-medicated hospital birth with a CNM. His birth was her greatest accomplishment, and she wouldn’t have been able to do it without the love and support from her husband. Laura believes that birth is normal and natural, and when women trust their bodies, it is awesome what they can accomplish. Laura’s class will empower couples to make informed decisions and will give them confidence that they can have a wonderful childbirth. City: Argyle Name: Joni Yankus Email: firstname.lastname@example.org As a midwife, Joni has had experience educating women on the value of natural childbirth and coaching families through their labor and deliveries since 2007. She firmly believes that a couple will gain confidence and assurance in their ability to delivery naturally as they learn more about the processes of labor and birth. She is excited to see the growth and confidence that is instilled in individuals as they gain knowledge through their classes and subsequently achieve their goals of a successful vaginal delivery. City: Argyle and Cleburne Name: Shannon DaSilva Email: email@example.com Shannon, a nurse-midwife, believes strongly in the benefits of preparation for childbirth through education and its ability to empower mothers to maintain a healthy pregnancy and encounter their birth experience with confidence and without fear. As a midwife, she has witnessed the amazing results of natural childbirth education on the labor and birth process. Birth Boot Camp allows the mother to gain confidence to face the challenges of natural childbirth and experience its wonderful rewards. Birth Boot Camp helps the mother to understand her body, learn necessary relaxation techniques, and provides tools to maintain a healthy pregnancy. This 10 week course also equips the father to participate and play a key role in the birth. Shannon and her husband welcomed their son into the hands of a midwife after a beautiful unmedicated birth in a birth center. Shannon’s ability to cope and her husband’s necessary support and encouragement were greatly influenced by the education they received prior to labor. It is her desire to provide you with the necessary tools to have a healthy pregnancy and natural childbirth. City: Arlington Name: Ashleigh Trimble Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: peacelovebabiesdfw.com Ashleigh is excited to be a part of Birth Boot Camp. She began serving mothers as labor support in July of 2012, has attended DONA doula training and is working towards becoming a Certified Doula. She also serves new mothers by volunteering as a facilitator for a weekly breastfeeding support group. When pregnant with her son, Ashleigh worked to calm her fears about birth through research and education. The information she uncovered led her to choose a homebirth, with support from her husband and a certified professional midwife, when she gave birth to her son in June of 2011. Ashleigh strongly believes that education and support can provide a sense of peace and confidence to pregant mothers. She is passionate about helping families discover the right choices for them. City: Austin Name: Julia West Email: email@example.com Website: www.inspiredbybirths.com Julia’s pregnancy and birth of her son, Canaan, in 2011 inspired her to soak up information from books and birth stories about natural birth. Canaan was born peacefully, without medication, at a birth center and that experience changed her life! She believes every mama needs education as well as encouragement to realize the power of her body and mind and to take charge of her birth. She knows that Birth Boot Camp provides both! She is a faithful Christian, the wife of her best friend, Trevor, and they look forward to adding to their family someday. She is so excited to meet couples interested in natural birth and can’t wait to hear their birth stories! She wants all of her students to have inspiring births, too! City: Bedford Name: Suzanne Brown Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Suzanne, a mother of two, received her B.S. in Development and Family Studies in 2004. Her first pregnancy took place overseas and she experienced just how difficult it can be to locate a supportive care provider and birth place. Thorough research and education enabled her to achieve an unmedicated birth. That experience and a second natural delivery have shown Suzanne that when a woman and her partner are educated in how her body is designed to work with her baby to give birth, the labor and delivery process is transformative. City: Burleson Name: Megan Hughes Email: email@example.com Website: birthhigh.com Megan is a college graduate with a strong interest in education. She believes that to achieve a positive birth experience, no matter the circumstance, couples need to be educated on the full scope of the birth process, starting with pregnancy and continuing through labor, birth and postpartum. She believes birth is a normal, natural process that has the power to transform a woman’s perspective of herself. As such, respect and compassion should be priorities in the relationship between mother, supporting partner and care provider. She has successfully achieved a water birth with the support of midwives and the unfailing strength of her husband and is the happy mother of a beautiful daughter. She has experience and knowledge in serving special needs families. She is excited and motivated to help other couples on the road to their very own wonderful birth experience and introduction to parenthood! City: Burleson Name: Megan Martin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mybirthtraining.com Megan has a strong passion for pregnancy, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and cloth diapering. She married her high school sweetheart in 2005 and together they have a son and two daughters. After a classic 39 week hospital induced birth of her first child in 2006, Megan became interested in natural childbirth after hearing about the home birth experience of her close friend. Soon after she began educating herself in all things related to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and childbirth. In 2009 she gave birth to her second child at home and experienced an amazing water birth. Two years later her third child was also born at home in an equally amazing water birth. Megan aspires to help other couples achieve the birth of their dreams, in whatever place they choose, through childbirth education. City: Carrollton Name: Caryn Westdyk Email: email@example.com Website: www.inspiringbirth.com Caryn is passionate about natural birth and helping educate women to have the birth they desire. She is also passionate about breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, and homeschooling. She and her husband Steve have been married since 2005 and have four children. They are very involved with their local church. Her first three births were C-sections and her fourth birth was an empowering natural VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) with a very supportive doctor. She loves helping other hopeful VBAC moms achieve their goals as well as helping first time moms make the right decisions for their first birth. She is concerned with the rising C-section rates and believes that education is the key to seeing this change. Her approach to education is unique since she has birthed in two completely different ways. Caryn is excited to be a Birth Boot Camp instructor and help you have an empowering birth, too! City: Cleburne Name: Melody Morrow Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.midwifemelody.com Melody Morrow has been actively involved in supporting natural birth options since the fall of 1998 when she first began her training as a student midwife. Four years later she became a Texas licensed midwife. She has now participated in over 1000 births and assisted in the training of over 70 students. She is nationally recognized as a Certified Professional Midwife. Melody is very enthusiastic about her calling and loves to help families become empowered as they are informed and educated about their choices during their maternity and birth experiences. Melody believes that education is key to a successful natural birth experience and is excited to be teaching under Birth Boot Camp! City: Coppell and Denton Name: Claire Dodge Email: email@example.com Website: www.BirthAtEase.com With a psychology and education background, Claire has a passion for families and children. She has experienced birth in a birth center and at home, with strong support from her husband. She believes that education and partner support are critical to achieving an amazing, natural birth and is passionate about helping couples prepare for natural childbirth. Claire actively helps new parents learn how to advocate for themselves and their baby and believes that the curriculum taught through Birth Boot Camp is the best preparation a couple can choose! Offering classes in Denton and Coppell, Claire is dedicated to assisting families in experiencing how amazing birth can be. City: DeSoto Name: Rebecca Pinola Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rockinbirth.com Rebecca is a stay-at-home mom with a strong passion for everything baby. She has experienced two medicated hospital births, one unmedicated birth center birth and two home births, and has breastfed for a total of seven years. Rebecca believes that the high hormone levels present during a natural birth set the stage for confident parenting, and she is dedicated to teaching you and your partner how to rock your birth! City: Fort Worth Name: Erin Golden Email: email@example.com Website: victoriousbirthservices.com After seven years as a high school teacher, Erin Golden is excited about getting back into teaching, this time as a Birth Boot Camp Instructor. Erin is the mother of two wonderful boys with whom she had completely opposite birth experiences. The traumatic birth of her first son, which ended in a cesarean section, started Erin on a journey of learning everything she could about birth and getting involved in groups like the International Cesarean Awareness Network and the Tarrant County Birth Network. The knowledge she gained in the three years that followed led to the amazing, unmedicated VBAC of her second child and a passion to equip other parents with evidence-based information about pregnancy, care providers, birth, and breastfeeding. This journey also led Erin to become both a Birth Boot Camp instructor as well as a birth doula with DONA. She is eager to educate others and to help parents feel so confident in their ability to birth that they eliminate their fears and approach birth with a sense of excitement, expectation, and trust in the amazing process of bringing their children into the world. City: Fort Worth Name: Hannah Reasoner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.intuitivemothering.com Hannah Reasoner is a Birth Boot Camp Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist in Fort Worth. As life has unfolded, she has become very passionate about pregnancy, childbirth, and the amazing journey of motherhood. She is married to an incredible guy and they have one sweet little boy who was born at home. Along with being an advocate of natural birth, Hannah whole-heartedly believes in breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, non-circumcising, organic eating, and holistic parenting. She specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage, as well as acupressure for labor, birth, and postpartum. She has attended over 30 births as a doula and genuinely loves supporting families during this amazing time. Caring for mothers during pregnancy and into motherhood is her greatest passion, and she is excited about this new journey of training couples in natural birth through Birth Boot Camp classes. City: Fort Worth Name: Kim Daly Email: email@example.com Website: www.wellroundedbirth.com Kim was passionate about natural birth even before becoming pregnant with her first son almost eight years ago. Kim and her husband have three sons, all birthed naturally, with three different types of providers including an OB in the hospital, a hospital water birth with a CNM, and a home birth with the assistance of a midwife. After birthing her youngest son at home, Kim soon felt the call to midwifery. She is now a student midwife finishing up her clinicals to become a licensed midwife by the fall of 2013. Her personal birthing experience in several birthing locations and serving as a student midwife at over 30 births makes her a unique educator appealing to those who are seeking a natural birth in any setting. It is her desire to see more and more women being educated about their options in childbirth and being given the opportunity to have a peaceful, intervention-free birth.
City: Fort Worth Name: Rachel Johnson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.dfwbirthclass.com Do you want a magnificent, life-changing birth experience? Rachel has attended births at birth centers, homes and hospitals. She is an enthusiastic instructor who enjoys teaching and giving people options! She cares deeply for those around her. She is a born again follower of Jesus Christ, a devoted wife and nurturing mother who is passionate about helping people discover natural childbirth and successful breastfeeding. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pensacola Christian College. She and her husband, Andrew, met over 17 years ago and have been married since 2005. He is a music minister. Together they prepared with natural childbirth classes, under the founder of Birth Boot Camp, for two unmedicated births. Their daughters were born at home, deep in the heart of Texas! They also have one baby in heaven. ”The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” -Job 33:4. You too can enjoy a fun and exciting 10 week Birth Boot Camp class, giving you the tools necessary to have the best birth ever! She frequently does refresher classes, as well. “Knowledge can bring wisdom, wisdom inspires joy!” -Rachel Johnson. There should be no secret to natural childbirth, just register now! For details on her class schedule, check her website, email or Facebook. City: Frisco Name: Krista Young Email: email@example.com Website: www.friscobirthclass.com Krista Young is excited about the opportunity to help other families to experience natural childbirth. She feels that birth is an empowering experience in a family’s life and that it is important that they are educated about natural childbirth. She knows the value in education and feels that Birth Boot Camp offers couples the best educational program out there. Krista and her husband have two daughters; her first was an induced hospital birth with an OB and her second was a home birth under the care of a midwife. The first hand knowledge that Krista gained from her vastly different birth experiences is a large part of what drives her to teach others about the benefits of natural childbirth. Her classes are sure to be fun and interactive, a great way to get prepared while having a good time. City: Granbury and Weatherford Name: Tessa Aranda Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tessa Aranda has been working with families for the last three years, educating on natural remedies, how to become a healer in their homes, and providing her students with tools to own their health. Since the unmedicated birth of her second daughter in March of 2013 she has developed a new passion for natural childbirth and is thrilled to have the opportunity to prepare couples to own their birth! She believes the birthing process is normal and when women learn to trust their bodies they gain great strength. She hopes that natural birth will one day be the norm; a life event that every woman prepares for and aspires to. City: Grand Prairie/Mansfield Name: Shazia Lackey Email: email@example.com Website: www.abovebeyondbirth.com Shazia is a registered nurse who believes God has designed women to birth naturally and breastfeed. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008. She works part time as a breastfeeding resource nurse at a local pediatric hospital. She married her high school sweetheart in 2006 and they have one beautiful baby boy together. She had an amazing natural birth at a local hospital with a CNM in November 2011. She has successfully breastfed her son 18 months and counting. She believes birth preparation is the key to better birth. She also provides all of her students with unlimited postpartum and breastfeeding support. City: Grapevine Name: Hollie Hauptly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sweetserenitybirth.com Hollie Hauptly is passionate about all things pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. After achieving a beautiful, natural birth with her first child she became a doula in 2010 and then shortly after began teaching childbirth classes. Hollie has seen firsthand how education and preparation play an important role in birth. She loves encouraging couples to learn about birth and the many options that are available to them, so they can make informed decisions about the care they receive. She is very excited to continue teaching using a great program such as Birth Boot Camp.
City: Hurst Name: Mellanie Sheppard Email: email@example.com Website: www.forbabiessake.com Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC, BBCI – Mellanie is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as well as a Birth Boot Camp Instructor. Her interest in natural childbirth came about after seeing the impact many common birthing practices have on breastfeeding. She is the mother of 3 children and has had two medicated births and one natural birth, giving her a unique perspective on the importance of instruction in natural childbirth. City: Hurst Name: Nancy Rebarchik Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.empoweringbirthdfw.com Nancy Rebarchik is a happily married mother of two with two very different birth experiences. Her daughter was born in 2006, a medicated birth with no childbirth education prior to delivery. Realizing that her body was able to nourish her baby through 13 months of breastfeeding inspired Nancy to explore what else she had been blissfully unaware of during her first pregnancy. In 2008 she became certified as a Lamaze Labor Support Specialist, and in 2009 was certified through DONA International’s birth doula program. Nancy has served families in North Texas as a doula in hospitals, homes and birth centers. Her son was born completely unmedicated, at home in 2009. She attributes the difference in her births to the comprehensive childbirth education series she attended during her second pregnancy. City: Keller Name: Daniela Lee Email: email@example.com Website: www.mamamiabirth.com Originally from Argentina, Daniela is fluent in both Spanish and English. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor with Prenatal Yoga being her specialty. Her love for children inspired her to become a Certified Montessori Teacher, now with 10 years of experience. Making motherhood her priority, Daniela has had four children; 1 born unmedicated at a hospital and 3 water births at home. Your Birth Boot Camp experience with Daniela will provide invaluable education, hands-on tools to use in labor, and a fun couple’s “date night” atmosphere! City: Mansfield/Cedar Hill Name: Dawn Bowden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dawn is a loving wife and proud mother who is passionate about educating expecting families on their options and helping them on their journey to an amazing birth. As a Registered Nurse of 9 years, Dawn has learned the value of preventative care and has sought more natural health for her family. Dawn and her husband prepared for the birth of their son by taking natural childbirth classes and he was born at a birthing center in 2011. Dawn wants to help every woman feel confident in their birth choices through knowledge and support. City: Mansfield Name: Donna Ryan Email: email@example.com Website: www.banned-from-baby-showers.blogspot.com Donna has birthed 4 babies with 3 different types of care providers, locations, and even various positions! She is passionate about teaching and has trained hundreds of couples since becoming an educator in 2003. For 10 fabulous weeks, “class night” will be your favorite night of the week! Email or check her blog for details on her class schedule.
City: Mansfield Name: April Francom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mansfieldbirthclass.com April has been passionate about education, families and birth for many years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and has spent her adult life teaching in a variety of settings. She is excited to be a part of Birth Boot Camp! Her hope is that families will be well informed about the birth process, having the skills and support team in place to advocate for themselves and their babies. She has personally experienced two medicated and two unmedicated births. This gives her a unique and varied perspective as a natural childbirth educator. She looks forward to helping your family experience the birth you desire. City: McKinney/Prosper Area Name: Janie Oyakawa Email: email@example.com Website: www.prosperbirth.com Janie is the mother of six children. Her first four children were standard hospital births with too many interventions. She became passionate about natural childbirth after her last two babies were born at home under midwifery care with her husband as the world’s best support! Achieving a natural birth gave her confidence in her body that she never knew was possible. She previously worked in health care as an Occupational Therapist where she learned the key to success is having purpose in one’s plans. She is thrilled to be part of the Birth Boot Camp team helping parents find purpose in their birth plan. When she is not parenting, breastfeeding, or teaching parents to be, her hobbies are frugality, photography and blogging as the Mom of Oz. City: Southlake
Name: Abbey Robinson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: southlakebirthclass.com Abbey has been helping families achieve natural birth since 2000. Her dedication to have her own natural birth never ceased and she had her own drug free, healing VBA3C (Vaginal Birth After 3 Cesareans) in 2010. She truly believes in the benefits of natural birth and understands how important a solid education and support system is throughout the process. Abbey is very excited to be on the Birth Boot Camp team and can’t wait to share how you and your partner can enjoy participating and advocating for your own birth journey. City: Waxahachie/Ellis County Area Name: Jennifer Flachman Email: email@example.com Jennifer is passionate about natural birth and breastfeeding, and is excited to teach expectant couples how they can have the births they desire! After induced and medicated births of her first three children (a singleton, followed by twins), she and her husband took a natural childbirth class and had a fulfilling natural water birth at a birth center. Jennifer believes that every couple deserves to experience the exhilaration that comes with natural birth, and that education and preparation are key. Her background as a teacher-turned-Registered Nurse allows her to bring a unique perspective to her class. She looks forward to meeting you!
UTAHCity: Provo Name: Kendra Parry Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: BirthAsIntended.com Having given birth naturally, and with a B.S. Degree in Human Development, Kendra offers both practical tools and empowering insights into the natural birth process. She believes in the capabilities of the woman’s body and is ready to share her understanding, techniques, and passion so that every mother and father can have a safe, healthy, empowering, and gratifying experience introducing their child into their family and into the world.
WASHINGTONCity: Bellingham Name: Rachael Heiner Email: email@example.com Website: www.readysetbirth.com Rachael is excited to be one of the first instructors bringing Birth Boot Camp to the Pacific Northwest. After the medicated hospital birth of her first son, Rachael became interested in the way birth is viewed and approached in our culture and dove into reading and watching anything birth related she could get her hands on. For her second pregnancy, she chose a midwife and had a planned birth center birth turned home birth. She believes that birth is amazing, and often one of the most empowering experiences in a woman’s life, and that all women should have a place to learn every option for achieving the birth experience they desire. Rachael has been running a local birth story and pregnancy/birth resource website since early 2012 and is excited to be more involved in the local birth community outside the computer. She is passionate about natural birth and can’t wait to share her passion and knowledge with the couples who take her class. She believes Birth Boot Camp is every parent’s best chance to arm themselves with all the tools they’ll need to bring their baby into this world. City: Spokane Name: Dani Long Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.yourbirthadventure.com Dani became passionate about childbirth after her first natural birth in 2005. She recognized the key to her success was the confidence she had in her body and in its ability to grow, nurture and birth her baby. Dani and her husband have three daughters, all born naturally at different locations with different types of care providers. The personal experience gained from her various birth environments sets Dani apart as she knows that you can achieve a natural birth in whatever setting is most comfortable to you. The commitment Dani has towards helping women make educated choices in their maternity care is evident in her teaching style as she implores women to be confident in themselves, in their partner, and in their babies. Her classes are fun, informative, and engaging and will become your favorite night of the week!
Coming August 2013
Coming August 2013