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Boot Camp for New Moms (Cottonwood)

Boot Camp for New Moms (Cottonwood)

Congratulations! You are expecting a baby and it is an exciting time. The members of our Childbirth Education team are here to help you and your family prepare for this experience. We offer a variety of classes and services to give you the information and assistance you will need for birth and beyond. Classes are taught by Labor and Delivery nurses and other certified and specially trained healthcare professionals. Early registration is recommended as classes fill up quickly.

For more information on all Childbirth Education classes, Heather Ashby (

Course Description

Discover What Life With a Newborn Will Really Be Like

During Boot Camp for New Moms, new mamas (and their babies) share real-world insight, advice and experiences about navigating the first months of parenthood. You'll hear how different women and families handle the challenges that almost all new parents face:

  • Work/life balance; handling family and friends.
  • Going back to work, or staying home, and childcare. 
  • Parenting as a team.
  • Breastfeeding, or not, and what that looks like in the real world.
  • Changes new moms face (physical, hormonal, mental, etc.) and how these changes impact everything.
  • A new dad's different trajectory and how he bonds with baby.
  • Reinforcing your relationship before, and reconnecting after, the baby arrives.

You'll leave Boot Camp:

  • Feeling more confident.
  • With your questions answered.
  • Armed with strategies to make the transition to motherhood smoother.
  • Knowing you're not alone.
  • Ready to form a parenting team with your partner.
  • Understanding what dad-to-be is going through and how to support him.
  • With real-world insight and solutions to common challenges.

A trained Coach (also a Boot Camp graduate and mom) facilitates the discussion. This is a moms-only class.

We recommend mom-to-be attend around the 28th week of pregnancy, but any time is a good time! The workshop is $20 for each mom-to-be and includes the book “Crash Course for Moms-To-Be.” 


You can register and pay for classes online by creating an account through our Learning Management System.

Non-employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, you may go directly to the registration site by following this link: NAH Learning Management System (LMS) for community members.

Employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, you may go directly to the NAH Colleague Portal,

Once logged into LMS, select "Search" at the top of the screen, select "Classroom" under the course type criteria and then enter the class name in the search box. This will provide a list of available class dates.

Important information

Gift Certificates and employee discounts are available.

We now offer an income-based sliding scale, which is applicable to all courses and course package fees. If you are interested in applying for the sliding scale, please check the box regarding sliding scale on the registration form. You will need to verify household size and income.

For more information on our sliding scale or additional class fee discounts, please contact us at Heather Ashby (

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the class, please notify the CBE office 24 hours prior to class. This class typically has a waiting list and notifying us in a timely manner will enable another expecting mother to attend.

Additional Information

After registering online, you will receive an email from the Childbirth Education office confirming receipt of your registration. If you do not receive registration materials within 48 hours of your scheduled class, please contact Heather Ashby ( Please include an email address and current phone number in any messages to ensure accurate delivery of your registration information.

If you would like to register for a class less than 24 hours before it is scheduled, please contact the Childbirth Education office.

Email Autumn  for more information about classes or registration. If your class is canceled due to severe weather conditions, the Childbirth Education office will notify you by phone.