Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive: Complete Education for an Amazing Birth
Birth Boot Camp is a 10 week, comprehensive childbirth class that is designed for first time parents and those who have previously had a medicated or cesarean birth. This class runs 10 weeks and is approximately 2.5 hours each week.
Tuition for the Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive series is $350 and includes:
- 170 page color student manual
- A comprehensive breastfeeding video
- Birth Boot Camp tote, cup and pen
- 25 hours of in class instruction by a certified instructor who has given birth naturally multiple times
- Weekly exercise and nutrition, birth videos and games
- Weekly emails with links to additional supporting information
- Community with other expecting parents
- Reunion after all class babies arrive!
Class 1 – Defining the Mission: Why Natural Birth
Class 2 – P.T. and Chow: Physical Training and Nutrition for Birth
Class 3 – Setting Up Camp: Choosing Where to Birth
Chain of Command: Who is in Charge of Your Birth?
Class 4 – Countdown to D-Day: Final Preparations Before Giving Birth
Class 5 – Deployment: Baby on the Move
Class 6 – Supporting Arms: Mom’s Most Important Ally
Class 7 – Cadence: The Sights and Sounds of Birth
Class 8 – The Fog of War: Keeping a Clear Head in Labor
Class 9 – The Plan of Action: Establishing Your Priorities and Making a Plan
Mission Accomplished: The Immediate Postpartum Period
Class 10 – Life With a New Recruit
Read a full description of our curriculum here.
Training for an Amazing Out-Of-Hospital Birth
If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor. While comfort measures and relaxation are taught in this class series, the “Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor” workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely. Workbook included. Class is $200 and runs 10 hours, typically broken up into four 2.5 hour sessions.
Food & Fitness: A Program for the Childbearing Year
Being healthy and low-risk through nutrition and exercise will not only help you in the delivery room, but you will feel better during pregnancy and recover more quickly postpartum. Birth Boot Camp has designed a program especially for you. Build a great physical foundation for your pregnancy, birth, and baby. Read the 50+ page workbook cover to cover, or use it as a reference. Class is $100 and a one-time session running approximately 3-4 hours.
Homecoming: Life With a New Recruit
This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures; babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby.We know there is lots of information out there about caring for your baby. In fact, it is too much for a new parent to sift through. Beyond that, you need more than a book to learn about caring for your precious new baby. This class arms you with more than skills, it gives you comfort, community, and confidence. Workbook included. Class is $100 and runs approximately 4 hours.
Reboot: Refresher Class
The Refresher Course is intended for couples who have previously taken Birth Boot Camp or given birth without medication. It is not a crash course or a condensed Birth Boot Camp class. Couples who have had other children but not without medication should enroll in a full Birth Boot Camp 10 week, natural childbirth class for couples that includes a comprehensive workbook, audio relaxation training, and a complete breastfeeding DVD or take the online classes. The refresher class is $100 and runs about 3 hours. The Breastfeeding MRE DVD is available for additional purchase at a discounted rate.
More info can be found here.
Siblings at Birth Class
The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration. Family bonds will be stronger and sibling rivalry will be minimized. The Birth Boot Camp Sibling Class is not just about changing diapers and learning that babies cry. This class strives to prepare your child for the birth of the baby. Including them in this process helps ensure a close family bond. The sibling birth prep class is $50, plus $15 for each additional sibling, and runs about 1.5-2 hours.
The Birth Boot Camp Sibling Birth Class Workbook includes:
Basic information about anatomy and where the baby currently lives
Simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate instruction about the birth process
Tips for your child on what they can pack for the birth in their own bag
Specific tips for you, the parent, on preparing your child for birth
A coloring page about them and the new baby
Activity page about the baby and birth
Tips for how your child can HELP at the birth- we want them to feel special and be useful
Space for them to write or draw their own version of the birth story after the birth
The Siblings at Birth Workbook mentioned above
Specially selected birth videos where children are present at the birth of their baby sibling
Instruction and/or games and demos for your child
Sounds, facial expressions, and different ways that mom may act in labor
More info can be found here.
More AMAZING classes coming soon!
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Hospital Birth:
Our hospital class is designed for the couple who is planning an amazing hospital birth but wants more than your typical hospital class. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. If you want an amazing hospital birth and you want to be able to make informed decisions as birth unfolds, take this class! Workbook included. This class is 15 hours in total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions.
Birth Boot Camp: Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor:
This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You’ll take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this workshop is one you’ll want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. It contains artwork and many relaxation and imagery scripts for you to practice. We truly believe that our comfort measure class is valuable far beyond labor. This workshop is about life skills that you will use over and over again. It is also a great add-on to our other classes. Even if you take the 10-part series, these comfort measures and unique relaxation scripts will add to your birth experience. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours.
A Class to Meet Your Needs
All these new and coming additions mean that no matter what you want for your coming birth and baby, you can find it here at Birth Boot Camp. This chart shows all the classes and what they cover so you can more easily pick what works for you.
And, congratulations on your growing family from all of us at Birth Boot Camp!