Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI

Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI

Comments

Last night was my last class with a sweet Austin couple and they gave me these beautiful flowers. 💕
⁣
After spending 6 weeks together preparing for their baby's birth, it's always a little bittersweet when class ends. But I know they are prepared and ready to bring their baby into the world as a team.
Reposted from
💚
Nutrition is important throughout your pregnancy because you aren't just feeding yourself, but you're also feeding your growing baby and body.

For the next few weeks we're going to talk about the benefits of eating foods of all different colors.

Today's color is GREEN! 🥦🥒🥗

Green foods are packed with vitamins, full of fiber, and will help you absorb protein. They support a good immune system and help fight off many diseases.

Foods that fall into the greens category include leafy greens, salad greens, broccoli, chard, bok choy...etc. It's easy to steam some broccoli or cabbage, sautee some brussels sprouts, toss some spinach or kale into a smoothie, or add chopped greens to your pastas and soups.

It's recommended to get 2 servings of dark, leafy greens a day, as well as an additional 9-11 of servings of vegetables and fruits.

As a Birth Boot Camp Instructor, I'm here to prepare you AND your birth partner for the birth you desire. 💚⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
I see this all the time...⁣
⁣
At the end of pregnancy, it is easy to be over it. To want to try natural induction techniques to "get your body ready" for labor OR to induce contractions to get things started.⁣
⁣
But trust me. ⁣
⁣
Your body knows what it's doing. You may or may not feel it, but your body is warming up for labor. Your body doesn't need you to do anything special for it to do what it was made to do. ⁣
⁣
Your baby is also working with your body to be born. Labor will start when they are ready.⁣
⁣
You increase your chances of having the birth you desire when you let go of trying to control when your labor starts and trust yourself...your body....and your baby.⁣
⁣
Saying this affirmation daily at the end of your pregnancy can be helpful:⁣
"I trust my body. I trust my baby. I trust labor will start when they are ready". ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
What can you do today to decrease stress in your life?⁣
⁣
It's amazing how stress can effect our bodies and minds, especially during pregnancy. ⁣
⁣
It can amplify any pregnancy discomforts you may have, making them feel worse. ⁣
⁣
It may alter your appetite, making you eat less or more than you would normally eat.⁣
⁣
And so many other things...seriously the list could go on and on. But the good thing is is that you have the power to make changes in your life to decrease stress and it's impact it has on you. ⁣
⁣
Some of my favorite Stress Relievers are: ⁣
⁣
💚 Laughing with my sister.⁣
⁣
💚 Taking a break to snuggle my cat, "Bad Baby". ⁣
⁣
💚 Going for a walk outside. ⁣
⁣
What are yours?⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
Your class workbook is THAT good. 😁 ⁣
⁣
Each Birth Boot Camp class you take comes with a workbook that is FULL of supplemental information and things to discuss and practice on at home with your partner. ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
🎃 Happy Halloween! ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣
9 months can fly by!⁣
⁣
Giving yourself time to prepare for your baby's birth is an important part of having the birth you want. I always recommend starting sooner rather than later 😊⁣
⁣
⁣
This OR That! Which do you plan on using with your baby?⁣
⁣
I've used both, but really loved cloth diapering. ⁣
⁣
Want to learn more about the pros and cons of each? My next upcoming Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit Class is November 28th from 2-6pm in Lakeway! ⁣
⁣
DM me for more information! ⁣
⁣
⁣
🌟BREAKING NEWS!!!🌟⁣
⁣
I have just 2 spots left in my Basic Training Birth Class coming up on November 7th. SHARE this post to spread the word!⁣
⁣
DM me with any questions! ⁣
⁣
💚💚💚

Melanie Galloway, Certified Childbirth Educator, offers Birth Boot Camp childbirth classes in Austin

Offering a variety of Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Classes, I've got you covered - prenatal nutrition & exercise, pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, and into early parenthood. You and your birth partner will leave your birth class with me prepared for your upcoming birth on all levels - physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Operating as usual

08/10/2022

Today's is all about yellow foods! 💛⁣
⁣
Yellow foods can help with cholesterol, joints, and healthy pH levels in the body. Many are also full of vitamin C, which is essential for immune and tissue function. ⁣
⁣
Some foods that count as "yellow" include bananas, lemons, peaches, pineapple, and yellow squash. It's easy to add a banana to your breakfast, either on top of oatmeal, in a muffin, in your smoothie, or just by itself. Freshly squeezed lemon is great to add to your water as well! ⁣
⁣
How do you plan on adding yellow foods into your prenatal or postpartum meals?⁣
⁣
Reposted from ⁣

08/03/2022

Imagery can be very useful tool to relax your mind and body while you are having contractions. Take this stream for instance:⁣
⁣
During your labor, you could imagine you are sitting on the bank of this stream, listening to the trickling of the water, watching the water pour gentle over the rocks. Maybe you even imagine your feet are in the stream and you can feel how soothing the water feels on your toes, washing away any tension you may be feeling in your body.⁣
⁣
In your Birth Boot Camp class, you'll discover what imagery works for you. 💚⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 07/15/2022

Your manual to early parenthood is here!⁣
⁣
Join me for my next Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit Class coming up on August 14th from 2-6pm in Lakeway. 💚⁣
⁣
This class will leave you and your partner confident and prepared for the 4th trimester. ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

07/11/2022

Seven! 💕💕 ⁣
⁣
I can't believe it's already been 7 amazing years since I became a certified childbirth educator with Birth Boot Camp. ⁣
⁣
To all my past & current clients: THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have loved being apart if your birth journeys! ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

03/23/2022

Last night was my last class with a sweet Austin couple and they gave me these beautiful flowers. 💕
⁣
After spending 6 weeks together preparing for their baby's birth, it's always a little bittersweet when class ends. But I know they are prepared and ready to bring their baby into the world as a team.

03/17/2022

Reposted from
💚
Nutrition is important throughout your pregnancy because you aren't just feeding yourself, but you're also feeding your growing baby and body.

For the next few weeks we're going to talk about the benefits of eating foods of all different colors.

Today's color is GREEN! 🥦🥒🥗

Green foods are packed with vitamins, full of fiber, and will help you absorb protein. They support a good immune system and help fight off many diseases.

Foods that fall into the greens category include leafy greens, salad greens, broccoli, chard, bok choy...etc. It's easy to steam some broccoli or cabbage, sautee some brussels sprouts, toss some spinach or kale into a smoothie, or add chopped greens to your pastas and soups.

It's recommended to get 2 servings of dark, leafy greens a day, as well as an additional 9-11 of servings of vegetables and fruits.

03/15/2022

As a Birth Boot Camp Instructor, I'm here to prepare you AND your birth partner for the birth you desire. 💚⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

03/15/2022

When building a birth team, we might think about choosing a:

⭐️ Care provider
⭐️ Doula
⭐️ Chiropractor
⭐️ Lactation consultant
⭐️ Massage therapist

But do you also include a childbirth educator on your birth team?

Studies show that taking a good childbirth class can:
✅ Decrease interventions
✅ Lower your chances of an induction
✅ Increase your chance of vaginal birth
✅ Lower the need for analgesics
✅ Increase breastfeeding success
✅ Empower you in the decision-making process
✅ Help your partner feel included
✅ And MORE!

Visit our directory to find a childbirth educator near you: www.birthbootcamp.com/directory

11/04/2021

I see this all the time...⁣
⁣
At the end of pregnancy, it is easy to be over it. To want to try natural induction techniques to "get your body ready" for labor OR to induce contractions to get things started.⁣
⁣
But trust me. ⁣
⁣
Your body knows what it's doing. You may or may not feel it, but your body is warming up for labor. Your body doesn't need you to do anything special for it to do what it was made to do. ⁣
⁣
Your baby is also working with your body to be born. Labor will start when they are ready.⁣
⁣
You increase your chances of having the birth you desire when you let go of trying to control when your labor starts and trust yourself...your body....and your baby.⁣
⁣
Saying this affirmation daily at the end of your pregnancy can be helpful:⁣
"I trust my body. I trust my baby. I trust labor will start when they are ready". ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

11/03/2021

What can you do today to decrease stress in your life?⁣
⁣
It's amazing how stress can effect our bodies and minds, especially during pregnancy. ⁣
⁣
It can amplify any pregnancy discomforts you may have, making them feel worse. ⁣
⁣
It may alter your appetite, making you eat less or more than you would normally eat.⁣
⁣
And so many other things...seriously the list could go on and on. But the good thing is is that you have the power to make changes in your life to decrease stress and it's impact it has on you. ⁣
⁣
Some of my favorite Stress Relievers are: ⁣
⁣
💚 Laughing with my sister.⁣
⁣
💚 Taking a break to snuggle my cat, "Bad Baby". ⁣
⁣
💚 Going for a walk outside. ⁣
⁣
What are yours?⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

11/02/2021

Your class workbook is THAT good. 😁 ⁣
⁣
Each Birth Boot Camp class you take comes with a workbook that is FULL of supplemental information and things to discuss and practice on at home with your partner. ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

11/01/2021

🎃 Happy Halloween! ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 10/30/2021

9 months can fly by!⁣
⁣
Giving yourself time to prepare for your baby's birth is an important part of having the birth you want. I always recommend starting sooner rather than later 😊⁣
⁣
⁣

10/27/2021

This OR That! Which do you plan on using with your baby?⁣
⁣
I've used both, but really loved cloth diapering. ⁣
⁣
Want to learn more about the pros and cons of each? My next upcoming Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit Class is November 28th from 2-6pm in Lakeway! ⁣
⁣
DM me for more information! ⁣
⁣
⁣

10/26/2021

🌟BREAKING NEWS!!!🌟⁣
⁣
I have just 2 spots left in my Basic Training Birth Class coming up on November 7th. SHARE this post to spread the word!⁣
⁣
DM me with any questions! ⁣
⁣

10/25/2021

💚💚💚

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 10/22/2021

You might not believe it, but choosing a care provider AND birthplace is one of the most important decisions you'll make during your pregnancy. ⁣
⁣
If you're seeing red flags that your care provider isn't a good fit, don't ignore those red flags! Find a care provider and birthplace that supports the birth you want for your baby. ⁣
⁣
These are just a few of the many red flags we discuss in class together. Want to learn more?⁣
DM me today to register for my upcoming class!⁣
⁣
⁣

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 10/21/2021

Trust me, you'll want to save this.⁣
⁣
Birth partners, here are 5 things you can say during labor to help encourage her when labor gets tough. ⁣
⁣
When providing verbal encouragement it is also important to convey it with sincerity through your body language, which can make your words of praise more meaningful. 💚⁣
⁣
Which one is your favorite? ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 10/20/2021

This is my ultimate go-to breakfast for when I just don't have the time and need something easy:⁣
⁣
》1 Daily Harvest Smoothie ⁣
》Water (fill Daily Harvest cup to the top)⁣
》1 Scoop of Young Living's Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete⁣
⁣
My favorite smoothie blend from Daily Harvest is the Strawberry + Peach Smoothie. It has strawberries, banana, peach, raspberries, oats, goji berries, and flax seeds.⁣
⁣
I only do 1 scoop of the Pure Protein Complete in my smoothies, because that's just my personal preference. But you could definitely do the recommended 2 scoop serving size if you wanted too. Especially if you are trying to hit your daily protein intake of 80 grams of protein during pregnancy. 2 scoops=25 grams of protein!
⁣
Have you tried Daily Harvest Smoothies? What's your favorite smoothie blends?

10/19/2021

There's still time to register for my upcoming classes in Lakeway. ⁣
⁣
Don't see a class that works with your schedule? Or want a private class? DM me with any questions!⁣
⁣

08/29/2021

"Birth is a rite of passage of women. Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared."

-Marcie Macari

07/13/2021

On my way to teach Class 2 of my Hospital Birth Class in Cedar Park tonight. 💚

03/01/2021

💚💚💚 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 educators and doulas. 💚💚💚

01/13/2021

Early Pregnancy Class is Back!

01/01/2021

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Fingers crossed that 2021 will be a year of happiness for all! 💚

12/26/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and joyful holiday!
💚

12/23/2020

BBC's Dashing Through the Snow

10/31/2020

Did you know I offer private in-person classes in the comfort of your own home? ⁣
⁣
This morning was Class 3 of my Hospital Birth Class at my client's house. 💚 Having class outside on their back patio with social distancing and other safety protocols, we are still able to have an engaging and fun class together. ⁣
⁣
I can't wait for Class 4 next week! ⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

10/16/2020

Lighting a candle tonight for all the little ones gone too soon but loved for eternity.

What to Eat Wednesday - Orange Almond Chicken Salad - Birth Boot Camp® Amazing Childbirth Education Classes 10/14/2020

What to Eat Wednesday - Orange Almond Chicken Salad - Birth Boot Camp® Amazing Childbirth Education Classes

This fresh take on Chicken Salad looks delicious!
⁣
Today's What to Eat Wednesday Recipe is from the blog. 💚⁣
⁣
https://birthbootcamp.com/what-to-eat-wednesday-orange-almond-chicken-salad/?ref=49
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

What to Eat Wednesday - Orange Almond Chicken Salad - Birth Boot Camp® Amazing Childbirth Education Classes This is the best chicken salad recipe! You won't ever need another one. It's so simple and fast.

10/12/2020

Who are the 3 people that supported you the most during your pregnancy?⁣
⁣
Having the support of people who rally around you, who are positive influences, and support you as you prepare for your baby's birth is such an important part of mental birth preparation. ⁣
⁣
Let's spread some love and appreciation! Tag someone who has supported you below and tell them how they rose to the occassion 💚⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

09/28/2020

💚 Happy National Sons Day 💚

09/24/2020

So thankful for all my clients! Thank you letting me be apart of your birth journey. 💚⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 09/23/2020

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post

09/01/2020

Love this breastfeeding tip from IBCLC Mellanie Sheppard. 💕⁣
⁣
I totally agree with her. In my own breastfeeding experience, when I got rid of the clock and fed on demand, things went so much smoother and we both were much happier and relaxed.
⁣
• • • • •⁣
A lot of us get stuck looking at the clock when breastfeeding. The best thing you can do is get rid of the clock and watch your baby's feeding cues. Trust us, you'll know when they are hungry. 😉⠀⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

Photos from Amazing Birth Journey - Melanie Galloway, BBCI's post 09/01/2020

First day of Homeschool!⁣
⁣
I never thought I'd be homeschooling, but we are embracing it. 😊 I'm so thankful that as a childbirth educator my schedule is flexible so I can be the best mom and now 2nd grade teacher I can be. 💚⁣
⁣
⁣
⁣

08/30/2020

Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit Workshop 💚

You can take this class 👇
⁣
💚 In-Person - My next Homecoming Workshop is September 27th 2-5pm in Lakeway.⁣
⁣
💚 Hybrid - Start anytime! DM me to schedule a time that works for you.⁣
⁣
💚 Online - Sign up at birthbootcamp.com/product/homecoming/?ref=49⁣
⁣
⁣

Timeline photos 08/30/2020

It will be 💕⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣
⁣⁣

Our Story

Melanie Galloway, Certified Childbirth Educator, offers a variety of Birth Boot Camp childbirth classes in Austin and Lakeway, Texas. Join me for fun and comprehensive classes to help prepare you for an amazing birth experience! For more information about my birth classes and to register for class visit www.amazingbirthjourney.com or contact me directly at [email protected].

Videos (show all)

Imagery can be very useful tool to relax your mind and body while you are having contractions. Take this stream for inst...
As a Birth Boot Camp Instructor, I'm here to prepare you AND your birth partner for the birth you desire. 💚⁣⁣⁣⁣#austinbi...
Your class workbook is THAT good. 😁 ⁣⁣Each Birth Boot Camp class you take comes with a workbook that is FULL of suppleme...
🎃 Happy Halloween!  ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣#trex #halloween #yeehaw
🌟BREAKING NEWS!!!🌟⁣⁣I have just 2 spots left in my Basic Training Birth Class coming up on November 7th. SHARE this post...
There's still time to register for my upcoming classes in Lakeway. ⁣⁣Don't see a class that works with your schedule? Or...

Location

Telephone

Address


Austin, TX
78738

Other Pregnancy & Childbirth Services in Austin (show all)
Birthwise Birth & Family Center Birthwise Birth & Family Center
1709 Rio Grande
Austin, 78701

Providing holistic midwifery care including home birth.

All my Love Doula Services All my Love Doula Services
Austin

At All My Love Doula Service we provide comfort and peace of mind during pregnancy and into the earl

Lotus Community Birthing Center Lotus Community Birthing Center
13805 Ann Place
Austin, 78728

Lotus Community Birthing Center supports family-centered, natural birthing choices in a home-like en

Your Journey with J Your Journey with J
4422 Pack Saddle Pass
Austin

Bringing wellness to the community by creating affirming and supportive spaces for people to thrive.

Birthing Brown and Black Birthing Brown and Black
Austin

Maternal Support for Black and Brown women

Aimee Ahlstrom Postpartum Doula Aimee Ahlstrom Postpartum Doula
Austin, 78748

I am a Postpartum Doula in Central Texas with over 20 yrs experience. Some of the areas I have expe

ATX Newborn Care ATX Newborn Care
Austin

Postpartum care for growing families in Austin, Texas.

Gaga the Austin Doula Gaga the Austin Doula
Austin

Postpartum doula with over 30 years combined experience as a pediatric nurse, newborn care specialis

Labor with Liz Labor with Liz
Austin, 75069

Providing birth and postpartum doula services as well as Childbirth Education to North Texas. Servin

HomeBirth with Victoria HomeBirth with Victoria
Austin, 78728

Licensed Midwife in Texas for 16 yrs, over 1100 babies delivered. Offering Home Birth and Birth Cent

Women Empowerment Healer Women Empowerment Healer
Austin Park Lane
Austin, 78758

Koya has a wide range of different modalities; esthetician, prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor,

Las Manos Magicas Massage & Birth Services Las Manos Magicas Massage & Birth Services
6700 Manchaca Road
Austin, 78745

Irasema 'Iris' Reza Bailey, LMT Birth Doula