10 Week Childbirth Series
Birth Boot Camp is a 10 week, comprehensive natural childbirth class that is designed for first time parents and those who have previously had a medicated or cesarean birth.
Tuition for the ten week Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth series is $300 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.
Early Pregnancy Class
The Early Pregnancy Class is well suited to those women seeking to learn more and prepare in the first half of their pregnancy. It is focused on helping you have an amazing pregnancy. This isn’t a birth class, like our 10 week comprehensive childbirth education series. The early pregnancy class is a tool to help you prepare for a great pregnancy by starting early and focusing on nutrition, exercise, and mental preparation. Class fee is $40, and if you book a full series you’ll get a $30 credit toward that class fee. The Early Pregnancy Class runs about 3 hours.
More info can be found here.
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 $75 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 $45, plus $20 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 Fall 2017!
Birth Boot Camp: 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 “Supporting Arms: Amazing Strategies to Cope With Labor” workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely. Workbook included. Class time 10 hours, typically broken up into four 2.5 hour sessions.
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing hospital Birth:
Our hospital class is designed for the couple who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds. 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. Class time approximately 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. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours.