Childbirth educators in the Indianapolis area certify with Birth Boot Camp


According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the national cesarean section rate is still at an alarmingly high level of 30.5% nationwide, despite government and private organizations stressing the importance of lowering the C-section rate. Parents are increasingly looking for ways to avoid major abdominal surgery during the birth of their new baby, and childbirth educators like these 3 new Instructors are helping these moms and dads avoid unnecessary interventions through planned, unmedicated, natural births.

“As a Birth Doula and Breastfeeding USA Counselor, I saw teaching Childbirth Education as the next step and I found Birth Boot Camp to be an amazing program!” said Cara Mehlon. “I enjoy helping families learn more about natural childbirth and breastfeeding. Birth Boot Camp is designed for couples wanting a natural birth and wishing to avoid a cesarean. Both partners will be prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally.”  Cara Mehlon, a Carmel resident, recently certified through Birth Boot Camp, a Texas based company. Other Indianapolis instructors include Brandi Wood, CPM and Bekah Smith, BBCI.

Birth Boot Camp students attending Birth Boot Camp classes will spend 10 weeks learning relaxation and comfort measures, the process of labor and birth, nutrition and exercise, breastfeeding and baby care through birth videos, interactive games, online resources, a full color workbook and a safe community of like-minded new parents.

“In the last decade we have seen a trend towards families wanting to have more say in their birth,” said Donna Ryan, founder and president of Birth Boot Camp. “The training and curriculum we provide our instructors gives them the tools to help couples in their hometown have the amazing birth experience they desire. We are thrilled to welcome Cara, Brandi and Bekah to the Birth Boot Camp family.”

Birth Boot Camp Instructors in our area have classes forming now. Couples can learn more at , ,  or

About Birth Boot Camp

Birth Boot Camp in an online and instructor-led childbirth education method committed to training couples in natural birth and breastfeeding through accessible, contemporary education.

Cara Mehlon, BBCI –

Brandi Wood,CMP, BBCI – 

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Shannon Blackwell, Marketing Director Birth Boot Camp

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