I am currently offering only private classes in the comfort and convenience of your own home. My fee for private sessions is $550.00 for the 10-week course (Other courses and fees listed below). If this option works for you and your busy schedule, call me at 858.213.7332 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a day and time for your private classes.
Birth Boot Camp Refresher Course: The Refresher Course is a 3.5 hour course that is intended for couples who have previously 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 an complete breastfeeding video.
Birth Boot Camp Field Manual: The 10 chapter, full color workbook you will receive in class includes proper nutrition in pregnancy, labour positions, relaxation exercises, what to expect in labour, during birth, breastfeeding, and in the postpartum period...and so much more. This is yours to keep and also includes weekly worksheets to help mom and partner prepare for the birth of their baby together
Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE: An exclusive access to this video by IBCLC lactation consultant Mellanie Shephard. Three and a half hours of breastfeeding information for you to own and refer back to as needed! This video is also available for purchase separately. It makes a great shower gift for any new or expectant mom!
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BASIC TRAINING ONE-DAY CLASS
This one-day course is designed for the extra busy couple. Topics covered include basic nutrition and exercise to stay healthy and low-risk; what to expect during labor, epidurals, and cesarean section; coping techniques and comfort measures; and writing a birth plan. Course runs 7 hours with a one-hour lunch break and includes the 52-page Basic Training workbook.
Additional Birth Boot Camp Classes
Hospital Birth Class
The Hospital Birth Class is specifically designed for couples planning a hospital birth, wanting something shorter than the comprehensive10-week class, and desire to be informed and able to navigate their birthplace. The goal of this class is to prepare you for an amazing birth with an understanding of informed consent, common tests and procedures, natural ways to avoid pain, knowledge of the process & physiology of birth, communication skills, labor tools, and knowledge specific to the hospital birth experience. Class includes the Hospital Birth booklet.
Course Length: This class is 15 hours in total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions.
Home & Birth Center Class
Preparing for a home or birth center birth is a unique experience. Less than two percent of births in the United States occur outside of the hospital and it can feel special, as it should. It can also feel isolating, which isn’t so good. This class is designed to prepare you for the particular needs of those preparing for an amazing out-of-hospital birth. Class includes the Out-of-Hospital booklet.
Course Length: This class is 12.5 hours in total, typically taught over five 2.5 hour sessions.
Comfort Measures: Amazing Skills for Labor
This class is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You will 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 Comfort Measures booklet and the beautiful Relaxation & Visualization workbook that comes with this workshop are ones you will want to spend time with for the duration of your pregnancy.
Course Length: Class time approximately 4 hours.
Homecoming: Life With A New Recruit
This is your manual for early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures, baby wearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby. The Homecoming:Life with a New Recruit workbook is included.
Length of Course: Class time approximately 4 hours.
Food & Fitness: Health for the Childbearing Year
There is probably no other time in life where your food and fitness are more important than the year you grow and birth a baby. Being healthy and low-risk will not only help you in the delivery room, but you will feel better during pregnancy, birth, and recover more quickly postpartum. This class is designed especially for you. You will learn the how-tos in class and build a great physical foundation for your pregnancy, birth, and baby. Read the workbook cover to cover, or use it as a reference. A huge value and a worthwhile investment.
Course Length: Class time approximately 3 hours.
Siblings at Birth Class and Workbook!
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. 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.
Children under 3 can be difficult, but it depends on the child. Many families like the idea of including their children, but it is important that the children make their own decision as to whether or not they want to be there. Let them get the information and then decide for themselves. This class should be done 4-5 weeks prior to the estimated date of the birth. Included is a Siblings at Birth workbook for each child and includes the following:
Length of course: Class time is approximately 2.5 hours
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I look forward to working with you on creating the amazing birth experience you desire.
Cerified BBC Doula, CLEC, BBCI
While a live class is always recommended, we do offer on-line classes too.
Payment is currently accepted via Paypal, Venmo, Cash, and Check. Deposits are due at least two weeks before the start of class. The remaining balance is due at the first class.