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Why Writing Your Birth Story Matters

Recently, I stood in a parking lot speaking with a woman I had never before met. I quickly learned that she, like me, was the mother of three little ones. Soon enough she began telling me her birth story. Within less than 10 minutes of having met this total stranger, she used the term “vaginal” […]

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Breech Options – Guest Post by Lauren McClain

Unless you have or once had a breech baby, you probably aren’t even reading this first sentence. Breech is rarely on a woman’s radar because it is rare and, well, what is there really to know about an upside-down baby? Unfortunately, a lot of women get caught at the end of pregnancy with a surprise […]

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Transition From Couple to Family

Babies are truly amazing. They bring much joy into our lives. Babies have the ability to make you experience a love deeper than you have ever felt was possible. And given the fact you and your partner are responsible for this tiny and precious new life, makes the experience even more special. However, with all […]

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The Benefits of a Doula

The Benefits of a Doula Sometimes called a labor assistant, a doula is person who assists a woman in labor.   In recent years, doulas have become more popular and widespread.   Research and personal experience show that a doula can be an integral part of a woman’s birth team, not only during labor but […]

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5 Simple Reasons You Should Take a Birth Class

Anyone who has experienced the joy of pregnancy knows that as soon as that little blue line appears, so too does a seemingly endless list of expenses.   From the fun things, like decorating the nursery and buying baby clothes, to the more serious preparation for childbirth, everything just seems to add up.   Which, […]

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Win a Free Copy of Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE!

In celebration of our 4,000th Facebook “like,” Birth Boot Camp is giving away a free copy of our new and incredible DVD, Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE. This two disk DVD set is so full of information, you will want to watch it again and again. Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE (Meal Ready to Eat), is over […]

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Nine Reasons Why I Want to Live Nine Months Pregnant More Often

After the thrill of discovering you’re pregnant, most women’s high quickly drops when the first trimester pregnancy symptoms roll in. Let’s face it : bloating, constipation, nausea, indescribable gas and much more can leave you wondering, what exactly is baby doing to me? But I’ve come to realize, even in the most uncomfortable moments, why […]

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Can I still have a natural birth if I am over 35?

Women are often considered of an advanced maternal age if they are delivering their baby after their 35th birthday.   While there is some increased risk in pregnancy and birth over 35, most women can look forward to a wonderful and positive birth experience.     Does being 35 make me high risk? While some […]

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Announcing Your Pregnancy

Announcing Your Pregnancy The coming of a new baby is a wonderful thing.   Now with the benefits of social media, there are as many ways to announce the beginning of your newest adventure as there are types of personalities.   Here are a few cute (or fun or creative or just plain silly!) ways […]

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Rules for Talking to a Laboring Woman

Preparing for birth is a unique time in a woman’s life. Many women spend their lives looking outward, seeking to serve others. But in labor and birth a woman has the opportunity to be at the center for a brief moment, and to have those around her serve her, listen to her, and help her […]

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