but it doesn't have to be lonely. You see, as a military spouse and homeschooling mama of three, I have had my fair share of lonely nights, days that felt like they would never end, tears and mom guilt. But I am also a Gatherer of Information, A Researcher, and an Enneagram 8 (which means I laugh in the face of "can't.")

 

So I set myself to work training, working, learning, researching, pivoting, and reformulating what it means to serve my family and yours from a heart-centered place of peace. Passionate about my calling, I hold many titles and certifications that allow me to breath life into families in my community, but the title I hold most dear is MAMA.


 


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Provide you the skills and knowledge  necessary for a healthy, happy family life and strengthen family members' communication skills 

Educate caregivers about typical human development and forming reasonable expectations of milestones and challenges

Give you the tips, tools & evidence-based information for  fully informed consent practices and  good decision-making on behalf of your family

Equip you with the centered, balanced confidence to help you build healthy interpersonal relationships and teach your children to do the same
 

-Adapted from the National Council on Family Relations

It might sound like a stretch, but hear me out. Preparing for your amazing birth includes:

 

  1. Researching and being confident in your choices and your human rights as a birthing person
     

  2. Finding and interviewing providers who practice in alignment with your personal  philosophies and values (and discovering what those philosophies and values are if you don't already know)
     

  3. And  learning to use your voice and advocate for yourself and your baby. Advocacy a skill you will need to be confident in your entire mothering journey.

 

The fact is, birth is your first opportunity to mother your child. 
If you are a first time mother, childbirth preparation IS motherhood preparation.

 

If you already have children, birth classes can be a form of self-care, allowing you to focus on your current pregnancy, the baby growing inside of you, to address your fears, questions and concerns, to spend quality time with your partner and to prepare mentally, physically, and spiritually for your next birth.
For you, childbirth preparation is about filling up your own cup so you can pour into your family.

"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. You will learn the how-tos in class and build a great physical foundation for your pregnancy, birth and baby." 
(c) Birth Boot Camp

Course content includes:

  • Exercises and Pelvic Floor Health

  • Nutrition

"This workshop 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." 
(c) Birth Boot Camp

Course content includes:

  • Comfort Measures for labor

  • Labor practice

  • Relaxation

"This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course module 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."
 
(c) Birth Boot Camp

Course content includes:

  • Parenting a Newborn

  • Breastfeeding

"If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birthing 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 and birth videos of out-of-hospital births." 
(c) Birth Boot Camp

Course content includes:

  • Comfort Measures for Labor

  • Labor practice

  • Relaxation

"If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first time parents, are preparing for a VBAC or planning a different birthing experience than your last, this class will prepare you on all levels- physically, mentally and emotionally."
(c) Birth Boot Camp

 

Course content includes:

  • Exercise and Pelvic Floor health

  • Comfort Measures for labor

  • Nutrition

  • Common Tests & Procedures

  • Labor Practice

  • Cesarean birth

  • Birth plans

  • Breastfeeding

  • Parenting a newborn

"Our hospital class is designed for the couple who wants more than the "standard protocol" hospital-taught courses. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean birth. This class is for  couples who want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds and take control of their hospital birthing experience."
(c) Birth Boot Camp

Course content includes:

  • Comfort Measures for labor

  • Common tests and procedures

  • Labor practice

  • Cesarean birth

  • Birth plans

  • Relaxation

  • Why Natural Birth?

    You'll walk away from the first class with a clear vision of your mission and its importance. 
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Physical Training &
     Nutrition for Your Birth

    Preparing your body- both inside and out-for the challenge of labor is exciting. Taking P.T. and Chow seriously now will pay off in the end!
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Choosing Where to Birth

    This class will empower you to know what questions to ask your care provider.

    Who is in Charge of Your Birth?

    The people you choose to have present will affect your birth. The Chain of Command begins with you!
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Final Preparations Before Giving Birth

    Know and understand various testing and procedures often done in the final weeks of pregnancy.
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Baby on the Move

    Learn about the different phases of labor and what you can most likely  expect to take place physically
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Mom's Most Important Allies

    Learn effective and unique techniques in coping with the challenges of labor. Invite your entire support team to this class!
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • The Sights and Sounds of Birth

    Replace fear with joy and anticipation of meeting your baby for the very first time!
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Keeping a Clear Head in Labor

    In this class, you will be prepared for unexpected circumstances that may come up during labor or birth.
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Establishing Your Priorities
    & Making a Plan

    Now that you are armed with knowledge and information, you are ready to create your unique birth plan, a tool used to facilitate direct conversation with your care providers.

    The Immediate Postpartum Period

    Understanding what to expect in those first hours after birth is empowering.
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • Life With a New Recruit

    Enjoy those early days and weeks by learning techniques that will enhance bonding and make the transition to parenthood easier and more enjoyable!
    (c) Birth Boot Camp

  • 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. (c) Birth Boot Camp

    On-site childcare  is available for all Infinity Family Services classes for an additional fee and must be reserved upon parent enrollment.  Children will read stories and do activities that prepare them for the new baby. Birth Boot Camp "Preparing Children for Birth" workbook included in all full-series enrollments.

  • The formation of lifelong friendships might be one of the most important things you walk away with from your Birth Boot Camp experience, regardless of what kind of birth you have. Catch up with your classmates and hear their birth stories during this informal meet-up after the last baby is born. 
    (c) Birth Boot Camp