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Birth Boot Camp® has something for everyone, and this podcast is where it all comes together. Whether you are already a part of our team, an aspiring doula, birth instructor, trainer, or expecting parent, we have amazing resources for you. At Birth Boot Camp®, we believe birth can be a defining moment for families. We provide the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions and have amazing birth through quality education and support from a growing community of certified childbirth ...
 
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Dearest Doula with Nathalie Saenz

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Dearest Doula with Nathalie Saenz

Nathalie Saenz chats with top birth workers and birth experts such as Demetria Clark & Maria Pokluda, with Inspiration from Ina May Gaskin, Penny Simkin, Pam England, and Sheila Kitzinger.

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On Dearest Doula we will learn about a host of birth related topics from top professionals in our field, and connect with doulas and other birth workers so they can share their wisdom with you. Our topic based shows are chock-full of knowledge bombs, tips and resources that you can arm yourself with and add to your doula arsenal of awesomeness. Our birth worker features are all near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to let their journey light your path. Listening to their struggles, the ...
 
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Ep 034: Birth Boot Camp Retreat Our Birth Boot Camp Retreat is quickly approaching! We are all so EXCITED for everything to come, and we wanted to give a little rundown of what exactly retreat will entail. The retreat is on March 25th and 26th in Hurst, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now is the time! Available on all major podcast stations. …
 
Ep 033: Year in Review It's been a fun and exciting year filled with many firsts! We wanted to take some time to reflect on Birth Boot Camp's journey this year to see how far we have come and look forward to our bright future. Come along on this fun episode, and reminisce with us on some amazing memories! Available on all major podcast stations. Ju…
 
Ep 032: Guest Speaker: Katie Dudley Katie is passionate about natural health and wellness. She enjoys educating and empowering others to take control of their own health. She believes women can have an amazing pregnancy and birth and is the keystone behind all Birth Boot Camp nutrition, wellness, and exercise materials. Tune in to today's podcast h…
 
Ep 031: Class Reunions In today's episode, we are talking all about class reunions! Reunions are so special and fun for both the instructors and the students. Who doesn't love to see how all of the new families are doing after the help you provided? ❤️ 👶 If you want to hear about how we host reunions, check out our podcast on your favorite app! Ava…
 
Ep 030: Guest Speaker: Mellanie Sheppard In today's episode, we are chatting with Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC. Mellanie is a lactation consultant and sits on our Advisory Board for Birth Boot Camp! She created the breastfeeding program that is used by all Birth Boot Camp Instructors and all couples that take Birth Boot Camp Classes, and she teaches th…
 
Ep 029: Guest Speaker: Corrine Aarestad Corrine became a doula after attending the birth of a close family member, which opened her eyes to the dire need for, and lack of, support for the birthing person. On top of being a Birth Boot Camp Doula, Corrine is a NICU nurse part-time. She enjoys being able to have a positive impact on people's birth exp…
 
Ep 028: Guest Speaker: Dr. Kristen Hosaka Dr. Kristen Hosaka is a chiropractor and birth advocate. She has attended over 100 births and is working towards her midwifery license! Kristen sits on Birth Boot Camp's advisory board, and we are so lucky to have her. Tune in to hear more about how she got connected with Birth Boot Camp and how she has mer…
 
Ep 027: Guest Speaker: Caren Nugent Caren Nugent is taking the birth world by storm! She is a Birth Boot Camp Doula, Instructor AND is now a Trainer for both Instructors and Doulas. 🎉 She loves sharing birth knowledge with people, especially first-time moms or 2nd-time parents who are looking to have a different birth experience. She is a huge beli…
 
Ep 026: Headquarters Q&A You asked and we answered! 💬 Don't miss this fun and insightful episode as we give our take on some very important questions regarding how to have good relationships with your clients to the most important tools you need in your toolbelt from other doulas and instructors just like you! Available on all major podcast station…
 
Ep 025: Guest Speaker: Andrea Brannock Andrea Brannock is a special member of Birth Boot Camp! She has been around since the beginning, and her valuable skills and knowledge are unmatched. Tune in to today's episode as we hear from her about her birth experiences and her struggles and accomplishments as a doula! Available on all major podcast stati…
 
Ep 024: Make Your Business Sustainable When most of us started out in the doula world, we didn't think a lot about how to make it sustainable for us and our families in the long run, but it's so important! Tune in to hear how we avoid burnout and make our careers sustainable for us, from communicating with our spouses to quick and easy dinners and …
 
Ep 023: Guest Speaker: Nita Gunn Nita is a Birth Boot Camp Instructor and Doula in Southlake, Texas! She has experienced many different births including induction, epidural, c-section, unmedicated birth, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), homebirth, and waterbirth. Each birth was different, and they have taught her that education and how you prep…
 
Ep 022: Guest Speaker: Kristy Huber We decided it was time you should meet Kristy Huber, the amazing brains behind our new Postpartum Doula Program for Birth Boot Camp! Kristy has 20 years of expertise in the birth world and is an exceptional birth and postpartum doula. Tune in to hear more about her story, and don't forget to come say hi to Kristy…
 
Ep 021: Guest Speaker: Lavondria Williams Join us for today's episode as we chat with our friend and amazing Birth Boot Camp Doula, Lavondria Williams! She decided to become a doula because of her passion and love for supporting women and children. When Lavondria is not loving on families, she enjoys pursuing her Midwifery license, spending time wi…
 
Episode 020: Overcome Your Weaknesses We all have areas that we can improve on professionally, and that is exactly what we want to talk about in today's episode! Hollie and Cheryl have always been more introverted and at times they thought that might hinder their businesses, but they have learned how to overcome and even use their more quiet demean…
 
Episode 019: Birth Plans Creating birth plans is an important step in preparing for labor. Sometimes the most beneficial part of the birth plan is just writing it because it helps families learn about all of their options and decide exactly what they want for their birth. Tune in to learn all about helping your families learn how to create their bi…
 
Ep 018: Online Training Revamp We have had a busy week at Birth Boot Camp revamping our online training! 🎉 It's been a huge project but a fun one, and we can't wait to bring this to the world. If you want to hear the behind the scenes of what has gone into creating these classes from the planning, the shooting, (thanks @marketingtea) 🎥 and the many…
 
Ep 017: Progress Over Perfection Perfectionism is something that plagues us all from time to time. But it is OKAY to just get started on something even if it isn't perfect quite yet! The hard part is starting because if you wait until it's perfect, you will never start. Once you start building, you will keep improving and growing, and eventually, y…
 
Ep 016: Guest Speaker: Molly Grace Today's episode is an exciting one because we have our first guest speaker, Molly Grace! Molly is a Birth Boot Camp Instructor, birth photographer, and manages a supportive Facebook Group called, 'Pregnancy, Birth, and Sweet Little Babies around New Braunfels' where women who are pregnant or have babies can connec…
 
Ep 015: Talking About Induction Birth Boot Camp's philosophy is that there is a time and a place for everything - and that includes induction. It is important to talk about induction with your clients because there are so many different forms, reasons, and ways to handle it! Inductions don't have to a scary thing, and you can still have an amazing …
 
Ep 014: You Make a Difference Sometimes the work is hard and it can feel like you may not be making a difference, but you are! The classes and the support that you offer your families stays with them for life. If you have been feeling this way in the past, tune in to hear us chat about the importance of the work we are doing! Available on all major…
 
Ep 013: Caryn in the Hot Seat It is time for our newest headquarters member, Caryn, to be in the hot seat! If you have enjoyed getting to know everyone so far, then we hope you enjoy this last episode where we dive into Caryn's life and hear her incredible birth, doula, and instructor stories. Available on all major podcast stations. Just search fo…
 
Ep 12: Cheryl in the Hot Seat This week on the Birth Boot Camp Podcast, Cheryl is here to tell us all of her funny stories and give us a look into her life and what makes her the punny Cheryl that we all know and love! Available on all major podcast stations. Just search for the 'Birth Boot Camp Podcast’ on your favorite app, and don't forget to su…
 
Ep 011: April in the Hot Seat Did you like last week's episode where we got a little more personal? If so, you are in luck, because it is April's turn in the hot seat! You won't want to miss this fun episode where April gives us a deeper look into her fun, crazy life. Available on all major podcast stations. Just search for the 'Birth Boot Camp Pod…
 
Ep 010: Hollie in the Hot Seat You asked... we delivered! 🎧 Tune into this episode where Hollie answers all of your questions and gives you a deeper look into her career, births, and philosophy of life! Available on all major podcast stations. Just search for the 'Birth Boot Camp Podcast’ on your favorite app, and don't forget to subscribe so you n…
 
Ep 009: Doula Love Since we are in the middle of International Doula Month, we thought it was the perfect time to do an episode all about DOULAS! It is no secret we love our doulas here at Birth Boot Camp, so we wanted to share with you all of the amazing benefits that doulas bring to the birth experience 💙 Available on all major podcast stations. …
 
Ep 008: Staying Engaged We have all had those classes where it seems like someone might not be entirely engaged in learning. It can be tricky to navigate, but we have come together to share with you all of our best tips for engaging every couple, whether it's for a group class or one-on-one in our latest episode! Available on all major podcast stat…
 
Ep 007: Abundance vs Scarcity Mindset We all struggle from time to time with getting stuck in a scarcity mentality where we think there isn't enough success to go around. Doing so keeps many of us from achieving our goals and chasing our dreams. Today, the headquarters team is talking about their struggles with this and how they have worked to live…
 
Ep 006: Consistency in Your Business It can be easy to feel discouraged if you don't immediately fill your classes after finishing your training... BUT remember, just because you completed it doesn't mean your audience knows you yet. You have to market yourself. You are your own CEO! If you want some tips on how to be consistent and spread your mes…
 
Ep: 005 Preparing Families for Birth Today, we are discussing how we as birth instructors and doulas can prepare our clients in three different ways: physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you want to learn more about what you can do for your clients, don't miss this episode! Available on all major podcast stations. Just search for the 'Birth Bo…
 
Ep 004: Balancing Work + Life In order to best take of others, you have to first take care of yourself. ✨ This is true in ALL of our professional and personal lives. Tune in to today's episode as we discuss what we do to take care of ourselves so we can be the best doulas, instructors, leaders, parents, and friends that we can be. Available on all …
 
Ep 003: Childbirth Education Matters You don't know what you don't know. As a leader in childbirth, our focus is on helping families achieve an amazing birth. We know that education and support are key aspects to helping families have these great birth experiences for themselves and their children. Today, we are talking all about why childbirth edu…
 
Ep 002: Birth Boot Camp's Mission In today's episode, we are digging into the mission of Birth Boot Camp! Our headquarters team recently revamped our mission, and we each added a piece that we thought truly encompasses what Birth Boot Camp is all about. Tune in to hear how we landed on our mission and other fun stories from our team! 😊 Available on…
 
Welcome to the first episode of our BRAND NEW PODCAST! 🎙️ Birth Boot Camp is all about community, and lately community has been more important than ever. We decided it was time to take the plunge and launch this podcast for our people, our team of incredible doulas, instructors, and trainers. This will be a space for you to get to know us, learn wi…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 08: ‘Doula Self Care’ Featuring Ursula Sabia Sukinik In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are talking about the five domains of health and how to build a doula self care toolkit with fellow birth worker Ursula Sabia Sukinik. Listen in today to learn more! Ursula Sabia Sukinik is not only a certified chil…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 07: "Honor Yourself First" Featuring Jo Anne Lindberg In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are following the journey of fellow birth worker and repeat guest Jo Anne Lindberg. Listen in today to learn more! Jo Anne Lindberg has been in private practice since 1999, practicing Ohashiatsu bodywork & Asian me…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2 Episode 06: ‘The Art & Science of Infant Sleep’ Featuring Brandie Hadfield, Natasha Marchand, and Bianca Sprague In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are learning all about infant sleep with this fabulous trio of birth workers. Listen in today to learn more! Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestd…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2 Episode 05: "Don't Go Solo, Make Your Networks!' Ft. Birth Doula Jessica Potter In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are following the journey of fellow birth worker Jessica Potter. Listen in today to learn more! Jessica Potter is a CAPPA trained Labor Doula and childbirth educator, Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula, and o…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 04: “Just work hard and don’t give up!” Featuring Christine Golcher In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are following the journey of fellow birth worker Christine Golcher Listen in today to learn more! Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/christinegolcher Have you connected wi…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 03: “Find what inspires you...grab it and don't let go!” Featuring Jessie Maher In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of fellow newborn mother and birth worker Jessie Maher! Listen in today to learn more! Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/…
 
Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 02: “Never underestimate the impact you can have!” Featuring Natalie Bailey In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of fellow birth worker Natalie Bailey! Listen in today to learn more! Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/nataliebailey Have yo…
 
Season 2, Ep. 01: “Keep Doing What You’re Doing” Featuring Renee Basham We are back, and incredibly excited to share our most recent interview with you! Our Season 2 Episode 1 guest is Renee Basham, and she is doing great things for the birth community. Listen in today to learn more! Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/r…
 
Ep. 117: Season 1 Finale We are wrapping up this season of Dearest Doula with some exciting news, big thanks, and special requests! Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/season1finale Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula Twitter: h…
 
Ep. 116: "Don’t be afraid to ask for help!" Featuring Vanessa Mendez In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of birth photographer Vanessa Mendez! Vanessa is a Doula & Birth Photographer, as well as the owner of Vanessa Mendez Photography & Birth Services, currently serving clients in the San Antonio Metro are…
 
Ep. 114: "Make Sure You Focus on Yourself!" Featuring Natasha Longridge In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of birth doula Natasha Longridge! Natasha is a Birth doula and Placenta encapsulation specialist, as well as the owner of SuperMomma Doula Services & Placenta Encapsulation, currently serving clients…
 
Ep. 114: "Surround Yourself with People Who Are Smarter Than You!" Featuring Ashley Medley In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of full spectrum doula Ashley Medley! Ashley Medley is a birth doula, and offers full spectrum doula care, serving women in the Washington DC Metro area. For links to the resources…
 
Ep. 113: “You have something to bring to the table that nobody else can!" Featuring Maca Ramos In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of newcomer Maca Ramos! Maca Ramos is a Holy Yoga instructor, an independent distributor of Advocare Health and Wellness, and a new birth worker, currently serving clients in t…
 
Ep. 112: “Believe in the Powerful Positive Aspects of What You Do!” Featuring Carmen Oates In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of fellow birth doula Carmen Oates! Carmen Oates is a DONA certified birth doula, Rebozo certified, and Hypnobabies trained. Carmen is a member of The Capital City Doula Collective…
 
Ep. 111: ‘History and Benefits of Shiatsu’ Featuring Jo Anne Lindberg In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are learning about the rich history and benefits of Shiatsu with fellow birth worker Jo Anne Lindberg! Jo Anne Lindberg has been in private practice since 1999, practicing Ohashiatsu bodywork & Asian medicine based on the five element the…
 
Ep. 110: “Follow Your Intuition!” Featuring Devon Clement In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are chatting with Devon Clement! Devon Clement is a postpartum doula, parenting guide, and baby sleep coach. She is also the owner of ‘Mama’s Best Friend’, currently serving clients in the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia areas. For links to th…
 
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