Class Listings and Schedule
Birth Boot Camp Classes in Cleveland
We are thrilled to offer Cleveland families the Birth Boot Camp® natural childbirth education and parenting series! The following comprehensive courses are designed for couples planning to have informed and empowering pregnancy, birth, and parenting experience! Birth Boot Camp boasts a modern and fun curriculum. It presents the most current, evidenced-based information from midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, chiropractors, nutritionists, physical therapists, and a community of perinatal experts. Our training will help you have an intentional, empowering, and positive pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding experience. Preview the Birth Boot Camp curriculum, HERE! We offer several Birth Boot Camp courses, including, an early pregnancy class, a nutrition and exercise program, comprehensive 10-class natural birth training, home birth preparation series, an amazing hospital birth course, birth refresher course, labor comfort measures, holistic newborn care class, online study, and private workshops. Please see below for a complete description of each class and upcoming schedule!
You will LOVE Birth Boot Camp® + leave confidently knowing:
- Why healthy prenatal nutrition + exercise facilitates an easier birth
- How to choose a care provider that encourages natural birth
- Why regular chiropractic care is beneficial during pregnancy and birth
- That your partner is prepared to be an amazing birth companion
- Common pregnancy tests, procedures, + alternative options
- Several labor comfort measures + coping strategies
- How mindfulness and relaxation improve pregnancy and birth
- Essential breastfeeding information and troubleshooting resources
- All about postpartum healing, recovery, + support
- Normal newborn behaviors and infant care skills
Comprehensive Training For Natural Birth
This 10-class series is the foundation course for Birth Boot Camp. This exceptional in-depth series is designed for couples that want to have an informed and healthy pregnancy, a natural, un-medicated birth, and an amazing breastfeeding experience. The 10-class training gives families the ultimate physical, mental, and emotional preparation on their journey to parenthood. Below are the descriptions of each of the 10 classes for the Comprehensive Birth Boot Camp training course. 10, 2 hour classes
Nutrition + Exercise Program
This Food and Fitness workshop provides a rich foundation, so expectant mothers can remain healthy and strong during the entire childbearing year. The program offers exceptional nutritional information, discusses pelvic floor health, demonstrates beneficial prenatal and postpartum exercises, introduces chiropractic, answers several pregnancy ‘FAQs’, and discusses the concept of mindfulness and relaxation. You will leave this program with a greater sense of self-reliance, as you journey to achieve optimal wellness for both you and baby. 3 hours. Preview the Food and Fitness student workbook.
Natural Pain Relief Strategies
This workshop is designed for couples that want to know more about natural pain relief options and labor comfort measures to help them confidently navigate birth. During this hands-on class, we explore valuable tools and techniques that can help mom and her partner stay relaxed, comfortable, and positive during labor. We will also address a variety of labor positions and their benefits. Birth partners will leave this class with a deep understanding about how touch and intimacy can impact a person in labor. We will conclude this class with a discussion on the importance of relaxation in labor, and a guided visualization exercise. Partners will approach their baby's due date with confidence, knowing how to support mom throughout labor and birth. 2 hours Preview the Birth Boot Camp workbook.
Comprehensive Hospital Birth Series
The Training For An Amazing Hospital Birth series is designed for couples who desire the absolute best hospital birth experience. This 6-class course covers common tests, procedures, and alternatives during pregnancy and labor, anatomy and physiology of birth, variations of labor, birth plans, natural comfort measures, medical pain management, avoiding unnecessary interventions and a c-section, labor scenarios, and discusses mindfulness practices and relaxation exercises. If you are planning an unmedicated birth, are first time parents, or desire a VBAC, this course provides the ultimate physical, emotional, and mental preparation. 4, 2.5-hour classes Preview the Hospital Course student workbook.
Comprehensive Home Birth Series
The Birth Boot Camp Out-Of-Hospital Childbirth Education program is designed, specifically for families planning to have their baby at a freestanding birth center or at home. This 4-session course covers anatomy and physiology of labor, normal variations of labor and birth, natural pain relief strategies, comfort measure techniques, and discusses the practice of mindfulness with relaxation and visualization exercises. Couples leave this course feeling exceptionally confident, excited, and prepared for their transformative birth center or home birth experience! 4, 2-hour sessions. Preview the Out-Of-Hospital Curriculum.
Homebirth Preparation EXPRESS
This course is designed for couples planning a homebirth. Some of the topics covered include: variations of normal labor, relaxation and visualization exercises, preparing your home, and extended comfort measures. Couples leave this course feeling exceptionally confident, excited, and prepared for their transformative homebirth experience! 2, 2 hour sessions
If you have already had a natural birth and simply want to brush up on your childbirth education, a refresher course is available. 3 hours
Holistic Newborn Care Workshop
This class, aptly named ‘Homecoming’, is an amazing manual to parenthood! This course discusses routine newborn tests and procedures, infant characteristics, normal newborn behaviors, baby comfort and soothing techniques, safe sleep practices, breastfeeding, babywearing, and infant grooming. In addition to the Homecoming manual, students also receive a 3.5 hour breastfeeding masterclass download, taught by an esteemed IBCLC. You will leave this training excited, confident, and prepared to meet and care for your sweet newborn. 4 hours. Preview the Homecoming workbook.
If you are unable to attend our group classes, or are looking for a more tailored experience, we are thrilled to offer private study courses in your home. Please contact us for more information. Additionally, if you are a wellness practitioner, and would like for us to facilitate a program at your studio, or for your clients, please contact us!
If you want to take a thorough and comprehensive childbirth class, but have a hard time committing to a specific time and day each week, consider enrolling for the online courses. Birth Boot Camp online training will give you access to the 10-class program, and can be completed at your own pace. Find more information, and enroll in the online program, here.
Class Schedule and Location
We are excited to offer Birth Boot Camp Courses to both East and Westside families! The following lists our current and upcoming classes: