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6 Ways to Have a Successful VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

Vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC for short, are becoming more and more common. The saying “once a cesarean, always a cesarean” isn’t the case anymore. Mothers who try a VBAC are 80% more likely to have a successful vaginal birth, reducing maternal death rates, avoiding risky abdominal surgery and long hospital stays. Here are […]

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Meet Bethany Melton – Instructor & Doula in Erie, CO

I am a Colorado enthusiast! I love skiing, hiking and adventuring with my family! I am a birth doula and childbirth educator. I started my career as an RN and quickly feel in love with doula work and decided to merge my love for birth with my love for supporting and empowering families into a […]

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Naan bread pizza with spring mix, tomatoes, and balsamic on top

What to Eat Wednesday – Easy “Salad” Pizza

This pizza is so simple to make, and absolutely delicious! You can also add more veggie toppings like mushrooms, peppers, or even cucumbers. Perfect lunch idea for pregnancy and postpartum! Stonefire Naan Flatbread (look for the pizza size)2 tbsp Olive Oil1/2 cup fresh mozzarella pearls1/2 cup feta cheese1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese1 tsp Italian seasoning1 […]

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Molly Grace, childbirth educator in New Braunfels Texas

Meet Molly Grace – Childbirth Educator in New Braunfels, TX

Hello! I’m so glad you’re here! Well, my basic info is that I’m a homeschooling mother of four, married to my husband since 2004, a childbirth educator, a birth photographer, children’s ministry director, and artist. I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and that part of the world still feels like home. But […]

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The Pelvic Ring: Why Movement in Labor Matters

By Donna Ryan, Founder Have you ever gotten a ring stuck on your finger? Most of us have had this experience at some point in our lives. Pregnancy is often a time when the rings come off because of the extra fluid. You likely had a scary moment when it felt truly stuck – right […]

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Jennifer Swiney birth doula in Grand Prairie Texas

Meet Jennifer Swiney – Doula in Grand Prairie, TX

Hello! My name is Jennifer, and I’m a birth doula in the DFW area of north Texas. My husband and I have lived here for 28 years and are currently raising a dog, cat, bird, numerous freshwater fish, and four incredible teenagers. My own birth experiences led me to this work. If I were to […]

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A group of women standing in front of a big bush after their doula training

World Doula Week – Why We Love Being Doulas!

It’s World Doula Week (March 22-28) and here at Birth Boot Camp, we LOVE our doulas! They love supporting women on their journey through birth, and they’re AMAZING at it! Here’s what some of our doulas had to say about why they love doing what they do: “Being able to promote informed consent and reminding […]

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Spotlight of Caren Nugent, childbirth educator in Arlington, Texas

Meet Caren Nugent – Instructor in Arlington, TX

My name is Caren Nugent. I’m married with 2 children and live in Arlington. I had 2 out of hospital, water births with the Family Birth Services midwives in Grand Prairie. Both were surprise genders and both were caught by my husband. It may sound weird and different, but I absolutely loved labor and giving […]

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Woman sitting on bed breastfeeding young baby

Breastfeeding in Public – Finding the Right Nursing Clothes

After deciding that breastfeeding is the way to go, many women find themselves asking one big anxiety provoking question. How do I breastfeed in public? Here at Birth Boot Camp we personally feel that how and when a woman chooses to feed her child is entirely up to her. That being said, I can totally […]

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Spotlight of Samantha Martin, childbirth educator and doula in Big Lake Minnesota

Meet Samantha Martin – Instructor & Doula in Big Lake, MN

Hello, my name is Samantha Martin, owner of Doula Mae Birth Services which is based out of my home office in Big Lake, MN. As a passionate birth professional since early 2016, I happily support growing families in the Twin Cities and Central Minnesota as both a Doula and Childbirth Educator. Although I am not […]

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