• Birth Boot Camp vs. Bradley vs. Hypnobabies

    Posted on January 10, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    A question I am often asked is, what is Birth Boot Camp and how is it different from things like The Bradley Method or Hypnobabies. While I like these programs and know they are very popular I want to explain some of the differences of birth boot camp. Birth Boot Camp is not a method […]

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  • Staying healthy through the winter

    Posted on January 5, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Today I am veering off the “birth” related trail for a moment to talk about something that applies to everyone, whether pregnant or not. Staying healthy. This is very close to home as my little ones battle a yucky upper respiratory sickness that has led to lots of not sleeping, and crying. Poor kids! Required […]

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  • Choosing a Care Provider

    Posted on January 2, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

      Hands down the most important thing in having a positive birth experience is choosing a care provider who you trust and who will support your decisions regarding your birth. Here are the top 10 ten things you should ask your provider when  you are interviewing them for your birth 1.How many natural births do […]

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  • How to have a successful VBAC

    Posted on December 24, 2016 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    I am so excited today to have a guest blogger, Cameo Sherman. Cameo is a Birth Boot camp doula and has some great insights into how to have a successful VBAC. Thanks Cameo! Birth is an amazingly powerful experience. It can also be very unpredictable. Women have different body types, lifestyles, emotions, and personal histories […]

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  • Birth Stories

    Posted on December 14, 2016 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Birth Stories are so impact. They stay with us for the rest of your life. Make sure that you remember yours well!Preparing for you birth will help you not only physically and mentally but also emotionally. Birth Boot Camp will empower you to have a natural birth and help you accomplish your goals. Relaxation Tools for […]

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  • Posted on December 12, 2016 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

      Inductions…simple right? We hear of moms getting induced every day, it’s just what we do; right? There maybe more than meets the eye. What is an induction, and what is a medical reason for induction? Inductions are artificially induced labors. There are many “natural” ways to induce labor that can be easily done at […]

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  • Birth Boot Camp and Childbirth Education

    Posted on December 6, 2016 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Birth Boot Camp Instructor  This has been such a fun and exciting season for me and Boulder County Birth Services! I just got the 100% all clear from DONA int’ that I am now a certified Doula (DONA)! And I completed my training to become certified in teaching Birth Boot Camp (BBC) to Longmont, Boulder, […]

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  • The KEY to a positive birth experience

    Posted on February 1, 2016 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

      The last few months have brought so many beautiful NEW babies to my life! What an honor it is to stand beside each and every momma, as they work through the hardest activity of their life.  No matter how the birth has gone; how long, how short, how intense, how “comfortable”; each and every […]

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  • The Power of Presence

    Posted on December 23, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Presence- this is something our culture is severely lacking. We are so plugged in, so engaged, so busy that the idea of just being present, is missing. In my experience I have found one of the most powerful tools is just being present. Completely, totally, there. Birth gives many opportunities for this. I have sat […]

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