Category Archives: Labor and Birth

  • Hudson’s Birth Story

    Posted on October 3, 2018 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth.

    On the morning of Sept. 16 (Sunday am) I noticed I was having consistent and rhythmic contractions starting pretty early in the morning. I didn’t look at the clock; however, I guess it was about 4 am. I stayed in bed as long as I could, and got up at 7 am to take a […]

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  • Does Premature Rupture of Membranes mean I have to be induced?

    Posted on February 8, 2018 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth.

    There are a few reoccurring themes i see with birth as a doula and a childbirth educator. I support women no matter what choices they make regarding their pregnancy and birth journey- but there is advice I wish every client could understand in the moment. For some reason a  least 60% of my clients experience […]

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  • NEW Online Childbirth Classes

    Posted on December 21, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth, Pregnancy.

    I am so excited that Birth Boot Camp is now offering all the NEW classes online! These classes are amazing, and will prepare you no matter when and how you are birthing. Historically, I have only taught the 10 week comprehensive class but now all the new classes are available in person and online! There are […]

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  • 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for that New Mom

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth, Pregnancy, Random Thoughts and Musings.

    December 1st has struck, which means all things Christmas are in order. This is the first year I have saved for Christmas all year, so I am mostly done shopping- and the stress has been much less as I could pick things up throughout the year that were a good fit. I am a minimalist […]

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  • Norah’s Birth Story

    Posted on April 29, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth.

    Elijah’s birth story has been so well received I figured it was time to move on a write my second born’s birth story. If you haven’t read his story you can find it here.  Thankfully hers is not nearly as long and drawn out, and much more peaceful. For this pregnancy I was decided to […]

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  • What is Nitrous Oxide

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by Bethany Melton in Labor and Birth.

                 Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is becoming more and common as a labor coping mechanism.  This strategy has been used for many years in places like England, the Netherlands, and more with great success. It is just catching on here in the US. Locally, we have quite a few hospitals […]

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