According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the national cesarean section rate is still at an alarmingly high level of 32% nationwide, despite government and private organizations stressing the importance of lowering the C-section rate. Parents are increasingly looking for ways to avoid abdominal surgery during the birth of their new baby, and childbirth educators like Amanda are helping these moms and dads avoid unnecessary interventions and have an amazing birth through education.

Amanda Standlee first became a doula in 2010 and then was certified to teach Birth Boot Camp in 2012. She has been teaching child birth classes through Birth Boot Camp, a Texas based company, from home. Amanda was recently invited to join The Hive Wellness Collective, in Shawnee, where she will begin teaching this month.

Birth Boot Camp students attending Amanda's classes can choose from a variety of subjects. Options include:

Comfort Measures for Birth

Hospital Birth Class

Out-of-Hospital Birth Class

Food & Fitness: A Program for the Childbearing Year

10 Week Comprehensive Class

Siblings at Birth Class

Homecoming: Life With a New Recruit, (a parenting class)

Reboot Refresher

And More!

"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 see Amanda taking her business to the next level. She has been with the company for the last 6 years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table."

About Birth Boot Camp

Birth Boot Camp is an online and instructor-led childbirth education curriculum committed to preparing couples for birth, breastfeeding, and parenting through incredible education. Birth Boot Camp also certifies doulas, who specialize in supporting couples in their desired birth.

Birth Boot Camp childbirth education classes are available with independent instructors throughout the country and around the world through online birth classes.

Birth Boot Camp instructor and doula trainings can be found all over the country, offered by our professional and trusted trainers.

For more information, call Amanda Standlee- The Fruitful Doula, Birth Boot Camp Instructor; fruitfuldoula@yahoo.com or 405-830-7316