New Mexico Childbirth Educators
Birth Classes in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Belen, New Mexico
Name: Heather Mandeville
Thank you for considering me to be your natural birth educator! I have seen the importance of education and learning to work side by side with your partner and birth team as the keys to having the natural birth that you want and deserve. Just to share a little about my birth experiences - when I was expecting my first baby, I had no image in my mind of my role in the birth other than pushing when I was told to by the doctor and nurses. Thankfully, I was blessed with a friend who “opened my eyes,” helping me to see my options as I was introduced to the natural birth world and the power within myself. As a result of that introduction, my husband and I prepared ourselves for our upcoming baby’s birth by taking a natural childbirth class, practicing relaxation and learning to work together. As we grew in knowledge and learned each other’s cues through practice, we felt better prepared to go through labor and birth. The happy ending (or rather beginning) of this story is that we ended up having a beautiful, healthy baby girl - vaginally and drug free! Since then we have had four more awe-inspiring natural home and hospital birth experiences. I am proud to be a part of the Birth Boot Camp team as a birth instructor and doula and I look forward to working with you and your partner to achieve your own incredible birth experience! I teach birth classes in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Belen, New Mexico.
Birth Classes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Placitas, New Mexico
Name: Janet Fackrell
I love the possibilities that blossom in a family when a child arrives. I’ve been blessed nine times through the miracle of a child joining our family. My husband, Brad, and I have 7 daughters, 2 sons, and 2 granddaughters. Each of my birth experiences has been unique and changed my life. I’ve experienced hospital birth, home birth, water birth, a breech cesarean birth, three VBAC births, adoption, and years and years of breastfeeding. I have been blessed to have had many mentors along my path as a parent. I am indebted to the many women who have inspired, improved, and strengthened me with their wisdom, experience and encouragement. These months of pregnancy, birthing, and caring for a newborn will be an important and transformational time for you. The support and education you receive during this time can make it an amazing journey! I look forward to supporting you on this journey. I teach birth classes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Placitas, New Mexico.
Birth Classes in Farmington, New Mexico
Name: Celeste Kalcich
As a natural birth, breastfeeding, and babywearing enthusiast since 2009, I am thrilled to offer Birth Boot Camp classes in the Four Corners area! I underwent many unnecessary interventions during my first birth in 2008 at my local hospital, and vowed to never give birth uninformed again. After reading every possible book, research paper, and article about birth I could, I became passionate about birth and child-rearing the way nature intended. My next child, a son, was born in the comfort of my own home in 2010, as well as my third child, a daughter, again in February of 2013. Since my empowering second birth, being an advocate for childbearing women has become one of my biggest passions. I ardently believes that women are endowed with the ability to birth and nurture their children when they have adequate support and information- all of which can be provided through Birth Boot Camp classes!