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Let’s Talk Money – Why Certify as a Doula with Birth Boot Camp?

Birth Boot Camp firmly believes in making your training to become a doula as easy and as streamlined as possible. Our program includes everything you’ll need to begin this exciting journey. We have broken it down here so it is easy to understand exactly what you get for your money when you train with Birth […]

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What To Eat Wednesday – Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta One of our terrific instructors, Lisa Thomas is sharing our What to Eat Wednesday today! She shared this recipe and said: “This meal has it all! It’s cooked in one pan, done in less than 20 minutes and packed with nutrition!” Lisa Thomas teaches in Batavia, Illinois and the surrounding Fox […]

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A Nurse’s Natural Birth: A Birth Boot Camp® Birth Story

Today’s birth story comes from Laura Simpson, a nurse who took online childbirth classes with Birth Boot Camp to prepare for the birth of her first child. Laura says that the birth of her son made her feel strong, confident and capable as a mother. Here is Eli’s birth story. It’s a good one! The day before Eli was […]

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Circumcision: Birth Boot Camp’s Approach to the Topic

The Birth Boot Camp curriculum is largely based on the 10 Steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, or MFCI, written by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). For years, the 9th step has been to “discourage non-religious circumcision of the newborn.” They took out the phrase “non-religious” a few years ago, but as the […]

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What To Eat Wednesday – Spicy Shrimp/Chicken Nachos

Spicy Shrimp/Chicken Nachos We are so excited to start our first What to Eat Wednesday post of the New Year with a recipe from our founder Donna Ryan! I agree with her that it is a favorite! This is our family’s very favorite recipe. We make it on special occasions – New Year’s Eve, birthdays, […]

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Welcome, Holiday Baby! A Birth Boot Camp Birth Story

We hope all of our readers are enjoying a magical holiday season! In the spirit of the saeason, today’s Birth Story is a precious home birth from contributor, Megan Watier who took childbirth classes with Birth Boot Camp Instructor, Cheryl Amelang in Katy, TX. Welcome, Holiday Baby! “Your baby is breech.” Tears streamed down my […]

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“Doula” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word

“Doula” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word It’s no secret that doulas are not well received in certain communities or with specific care providers. Why is that? Why is “Doula” considered a dirty word for some medical professionals? Birth Boot Camp Doula Trainer, Alexa Gumm, has some thoughts on this. Alexa is passionate about training new […]

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What To Eat Wednesday – Creamy Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tortellini Soup One of our Birth Boot Camp doulas shared a great vegetable filled soup perfect for winter. Candiauce Klein can be found in Abilene ,TX  Candiauce commented that this soups takes 30 minutes or less and is packed full of veggies. Thanks for our next soup supper Candiauce! Ingredients 1/2 onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, […]

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