The Birth Boot Camp curriculum offers a range of classes to fit your needs. From the full 10 week class, to a class focused solely on comfort measure, I have a class to fit your needs!
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If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook included. This class series runs 25 hours and is typically taught over a 10-week period, or ten 2.5 hour sessions.
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.
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 time 10 hours, typically broken up into four 2.5 hour sessions.
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.
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. Workbook included; additional available at a discounted rate. Ages 3+. Class runs 1.5-2 hours, depending on the ages(s) of the child(ren).
As an Educator, I Do Not:
Make decisions for you
I provide you with current research and evidence based practice; inform you of your options and what to expect for pregnancy, labor and birth; and encourage you to communicate with your partner and care provider to decide what is best for you and your baby.
Give medical advice
I will be happy to listen to your problems, answer questions to the best of my knowledge, and share suggestion and experiences. In this role I am not an acting medical professional. As always, I encourage you to consult your care provider for any medical issues and collaborate with them for any changes in your care.
Project my beliefs onto your experience
Each woman, couple, pregnancy, and birth is different and present with unique challenges. I don't pretend to know or understand them all. This is your birth. These are your choices. The responsibility is yours. The only beliefs belonging there are yours.
All Classes are currently held at my home in Algonac, MI