It has been awhile since my last blog post. I have been busy teaching my first full session of Birth Boot Camp in Spokane, WA! I had three amazing couples in this group and I loved getting to know them all and help them plan for the birth of their babies.
We had a great time together! The dads were fantastically supportive and really made class fun and we laughed a lot. The mothers were busy little researcher bees – they enjoyed all the additional information that was emailed weekly and even took things a step further by sending me links to information they found and were excited to share. All in all, we all grew and learned a lot.
This experience was thrilling for me. I’m so passionate about natural birth and to be able to share my love and knowledge for it to couples that are seeking it out, was the coolest feeling. I feel that Birth Boot Camp certification process and training workshop really prepared me to be a childbirth educator. While I would be nervous before class, as soon as I would start teaching, I felt totally at ease and confident in myself and my teaching style. I also didn’t realize until I was knee-deep in teaching the session how MUCH information we cover. After the last class, I sent my students out the door with full confidence that I gave them all the information they need, and then some, to have an AMAZING birth!
I highly encourage any woman that is passionate about natural birth, breastfeeding and supporting couples to look into becoming a Birth Boot Camp instructor. I could not be happier with the program, the teaching material, the student workbooks and the information they contain.
I’m already looking forward to my next class!