List of Instructors: Tennessee
City: Memphis areaName: Theryssa Gossman Email: email@example.com Website: granolaglam.wordpress.com I am a native Memphian and became interested in natural birth in 2008 while living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. After suffering two miscarriages, I discovered the importance of education and the support of like-minded people. In 2008, pregnant with Samuel, my husband, Jeremy, and I switched care providers mid-pregnancy and prepared for a natural birth with a midwife. But this planned birth center birth became a hospital induction and epidural birth. I continued to educate myself on pregnancy, natural birth and breastfeeding, while looking ahead to our next pregnancy and birth. In 2010, Jeremy and I welcomed our daughter, Kate, with a beautiful water birth at home. Jeremy takes an active role in preparing for labor and in being an educated and supportive birth partner. Having a spouse who sees the importance of child birth education, added to my excitement of becoming a child birth class instructor. I value breastfeeding and nursed Samuel for 20 months and Kate for 32 months. I also enjoy helping new moms through those first magical, yet sometimes challenging, postpartum weeks. Becoming a Birth Boot Camp instructor was a natural step in my life as a birth enthusiast. Having recently relocated back to Memphis, I am thrilled to be the first BBC instructor in Memphis and Tennessee!