Why do I love Birth Boot Camp?
Birth Boot Camp is based on the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative which lays out best evidence based practices for healthy mamas, healthy babies, and the best birth outcomes. Birth Boot Camp provides amazing support for instructors so that we can continually keep up on new research and the best information available. I believe strongly in the power of education and how it not only affects birth outcomes, but how it affects the way that families process their births after the fact.
In my own births, I desired peaceful, non-intervention births at home. However, due to circumstances that were out of my control, I was transferred to a hospital in both cases. While midwifery care outside of a hospital was my first choice, I am also grateful for the collaboration between my midwives and the hospitals that were able to provide me the care that I needed at that time. Instead of a curriculum that says "avoid XYZ at all costs", Birth Boot Camp provides the tools necessary for couples to make educated decisions based on their own pregnancy and birth circumstances. There is a time and place for everything.
My goal as your childbirth instructor is to educate you about your options and provide you with the information that you will need to make important decisions regarding your care. I believe that it is important to empower mothers to make informed choices about their care so that even if things do not go as planned, they are able to feel confident in the decisions that they make.
I also love that Birth Boot Camp doesn't stop at birth! The comprehensive course will give you vital information regarding your immediate postpartum period as well and we even offer a "Homecoming" workshop with even more information! Every comprehensive class comes with a comprehensive online breastfeeding course with an IBCLC which I believe is extremely valuable.
Please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!