FAQ

“How much do classes cost?”

Classes are $300 per couple. This fee includes:

  • 10 weeks of making “class night” your favorite night of the week!
  • the Student Field Manual, a full color workbook
  • Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE, a complete breastfeeding class
  • weekly resource emails

“What makes Birth Boot Camp different from other natural childbirth methods?”

The Birth Boot Camp curriculum is largely based on the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative. It is designed for couples, teaching them how to work as a team in labor and is equally geared toward dads and moms. Dads will learn how to support mothers during pregnancy, labor and even breastfeeding! Birth Boot Camp focuses on upright birth, teaching mothers how to use movement to speed the birth process. We provide relaxation practice exercises for couples to do together, as well as specific questions to ask your care provider. Birth Boot Camp’s board members continually update our material to make sure it is current and accurate. I believe this class can change your life!

“Why should I take a birth class?”

In many cultures, women are raised to view childbirth as a normal, natural process, often observing births of family members. Unfortunately, our society has portrayed birth to be a fearful and chaotic experience. Knowledge is the key to overcoming those obstacles and having an accurate perspective of birth. Couples have a right to be fully informed about their options for care providers, birth place, interventions and the atmosphere for their first moments with their new baby. The more you know, the more you can be involved with each of these decisions. Birth Boot Camp can give you the education you need to be confident in your choices.

“When should I start a class?”

I recommend starting class in your second trimester. If you have questions or need to make special arrangements, feel free to ask!

“What if I cannot attend one of the class nights?”

No problem! Included in your fee is the option to take up to 4 make-up a classes you miss with Birth Boot Camp online.

“I already had a natural birth and do not need a whole series, but would like a refresher course. Do you offer something like that?”

Yes, I do! I teach a 1 day, 3 hour class for $75 per couple. It is not a condensed Birth Boot Camp class, but is a refresher course. It comes with a 20 page Birth Boot Camp refresher course booklet. Check my class schedule page for dates and times.