List of Instructors: MarylandCity: Baltimore Name: Carmen Calvo Email: email@example.com Website: www.thenurturingroot.com I became interested in natural childbirth during my first pregnancy in 2010. My planned homebirth was derailed by the onset of pre-eclampsia at 37 weeks, resulting in a very difficult hospital induction that narrowly avoided a cesarean delivery. 14 months later, I was able to experience a triumphant and empowered homebirth and delivered a 10lb baby boy. After having a challenging postpartum experience with my first son, I chose placenta encapsulation as a means to avoid postpartum mood issues after my second birth. I was so astounded at the difference placenta encapsulation made in my postpartum recovery, I felt called to help other moms in my community experience a balanced postpartum period without the blues, anxiety, or depression. I started The Nurturing Root, serving postpartum moms in 2011. As my business has grown, I wanted to expand by adding childbirth education to my menu of services. As a birth advocate who is also passionate about breastfeeding, babywearing, and attachment parenting, I knew Birth Boot Camp was the perfect fit. I am so excited to be able to educate and empower couples so that they can have the birth they have been dreaming of.
City: Bowie/Annapolis Name: Lauren McClain Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.marylandbirth.com Every birth is a life changing event. In part because of my own three radically different birth experiences, I am pleased to offer comprehensive and personalized birth preparation classes. You only have options when you have information, and because I believe that every woman births differently, I am here to help you and your partner find and plan for your own best birth.
I have degrees in literacy and teaching, enjoy camping, garage sales, and, inexplicably, action movies. I write and maintain www.mybreechbaby.org, a website that helps parents of breech babies make decisions about their care.
City: DC Metro Area Name: Anna Jozefczyk Email: email@example.com Website: www.prochildbirthclass1.com During the birth of my second child I have experienced the highest high of my life – an incredible feeling that lingered for months and pushed me on the path of becoming a childbirth educator. Preparation was the key to my amazing birth experience and I became determined to help other women achieve the same. When looking for a suitable childbirth education coursework for certification I came across Birth Boot Camp and it fit the bill perfectly – not only does it offer comprehensive education, it also appreciates women’s innate wisdom, power and ability to birth. I have joined right in, and I’m here to tell you that You Can Have an Amazing Birth!