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Brandi Wood, BSM, CPM, CDEM Certified Clinical Herbalist, Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor

Starting Saturday, September 8, 2018, we are offering a series of 10 Birth Boot Camp childbirth education classes. The cost for the series is $300.00. Classes will be held every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, between Sept. 8 and Nov. 10. Please email for more information and to RSVP.  Up to 4 classes can be made up online if you have to miss a class.


Defining The Mission: Why Natural Birth

Birth Boot Camp is about natural, unmedicated birth. Learn why natural birth is best for baby, best for mom, and even best for dad. You’ll discover how the history of childbirth in America has set us on this course of medicated and surgical birth. Take part in an in-depth discussion on how drugs interfere with the natural process. You’ll walk away from the first class with a clear vision of your mission and its importance.


P.T. & Chow: Physical Training & Nutrition For Your Birth

Preparing your body – both inside and out – for the challenge of labor is exciting. Learn from a personal trainer how to properly tone the muscles you’ll need to birth your baby. Proper nutrition will help to have a healthy baby and pregnancy. Following our nutritional program, you will have a solid foundation in remaining healthy, strong, and low-risk. In addition, part of your Physical Training is the preparation of the mind, body, and spirit through relaxation practice in each class. Each partner will learn helpful hints about the process of practicing relaxation at home. Taking P.T. & Chow seriously will pay off in the natural birth of your baby.


Setting Up Camp: Choosing Where To Birth

What should a couple look for when choosing a birth place? Whether you are planning to birth at home, birth center, or hospital, this class will empower you to know what questions to ask your care provider. Hear first hand some of the differences in various birth places.

Chain Of Command: Who Is In Charge Of Your Birth?

With so much birth lingo, it’s easy to get confused! Learn the difference between a doula and different types of midwives. How much influence does your insurance have in your birth? The people you choose to have present will affect your birth. The Chain of Command begins with you.


Countdown To D-Day: Final Preparations Before Giving Birth

The last few weeks of pregnancy can be overwhelming – physically and emotionally. Know and understand various testing and procedures often done in the final weeks of pregnancy. Understanding your options, you’ll be able to face the last few weeks of pregnancy with confidence and excitement.


Deployment: Baby On The Move

Baby has decided to move out! Knowing what to expect takes the fear out of labor – for moms and their partners! Learn about the different phases of labor and what you can most likely expect to physically take place.


Supporting Arms: Mom’s Most Important Ally

Dad is mom’s most important ally. By Week 6, Birth Boot Camp has given you both a good foundation. You have been working together week by week. In Supporting Arms, Dad will learn very practical ways to help Mom during labor. This is his most important class! Moms will also learn some very effective – and unique – techniques in coping with the challenges of labor. Anyone invited to your birth is encouraged to sit in on this class as well.


Cadence: The Sights And Sounds Of Birth

The moment you’ve been waiting for – the birth of your baby! Cadence: the Sights and Sounds of Birth will tie together the birth videos viewed throughout the class series, giving you a clear picture of birth. Water birth and optimal positioning for mom and baby will be covered. Replace fear with joy and anticipation of meeting your baby for the very first time.


The Fog Of War: Keeping A Clear Head In Labor

The Fog of War is about all the things you can do to avoid a cesarean section and when they are actually necessary. You’ll be prepared for unexpected circumstances that may come up during the labor or birth.


The Plan Of Attack: Establishing Your Priorities And Making A Plan

Now that you are armed with knowledge and information, you are ready to create your unique birth plan. You’ll learn to write a birth plan that is easy to read and will not be tossed aside.

Mission Accomplished! The Immediate Postpartum Period

You are making choices for your baby from his first breath. Learn about placenta delivery, cord clamping, skin to skin contact, initiating breastfeeding, and common procedures. The first moments after birth are so precious!


Life With A New Recruit

Your new recruit comes with special needs. This class is your manual! Enjoy those early days and weeks by learning techniques that will enhance bonding and make the transition to parenthood easier and more enjoyable.



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