Why Birth Boot Camp?
Our curriculum supports the belief in access to midwifery and doula care for all women. We encourage the midwifery, or physiological model, of care. We encourage women to seek out a doula to support them during their labor and birth.
Birth Boot Camp Instructors are respectful and sensitive to beliefs, values, and customs of women and their families. We understand that we all come from different backgrounds and we honor that.
Birth Boot Camp Instructors understand the importance of freedom of movement in labor. Our classes, instructors, and doulas are trained in a wide variety of positions and movement that can be conducive to a better birth.
Upright laboring positions often ease pain in labor.
Birth Boot Camp Instructors support the family with community resources. An important part of their training is requiring them to have Mother-Friendly community resources ready to share with their clients.
Birth Boot Camp supports evidence-based care. Our childbirth education classes cover common interventions and discuss the evidence for or against them.
As a childbirth education company, our focus is helping families achieve an amazing birth. In our childbirth classes, couples learn of a wide variety of techniques to help them throughout their labor — from relaxation to position change to partner support — that can be used before resorting to pharmaceutical pain relief medication.
Families are encouraged to breastfeed. We have an extensive breastfeeding education by an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) available, and it is also included in our comprehensive 10-week class. Our doulas are trained by an IBCLC in early breastfeeding needs. We strongly support, encourage, and educate our families about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Treating babies with respect is part of the Birth Boot Camp philosophy.
Birth Boot Camp supports the WHO-UNICEF “Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative”. We believe strongly in baby-friendly care and strive to educate and support our students and doula clients in having a wonderful postpartum and loving interaction with their newborn. This includes breastfeeding support and education.
At Birth Boot Camp, we believe that women and their families can have an amazing birth and breastfeeding experience. We know that education and support are key aspects to helping families have these great birth experiences for themselves and their children.