“This is an excellent format for couples to learn about childbirth and beyond, and to prepare to have a safe and satisfying birth. […] Birth Boot Camp combines the best from all the approaches to childbirth preparation that I have taught and we have written about.”
Martha Sears, RN, Childbirth Educator, LLL Leader, and Lactation Consultant

Group classes are taught at the beautiful Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center, conveniently situated close to Salem, Newberg and McMinnville. Classes are open to anyone, no matter where you plan to deliver!

Upcoming 2018 Birth Boot Camp Classes-

Weekend Intensive Class Series

January 27th and January 28th from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Ideal for February-March due dates

Five-Week Class Series

Thursdays, March 15th- April 12th from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.*

Ideal for March-May due dates

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! (See below)

*Note that If a class series has already started, if you’re due before our last day of class, or if you know you will miss one or more classes, all couples can do up to two free make-up classes when they take the group course.

Class fee: $195 (per couple, includes materials)
(If finances are an issue, please contact me to work something out.)


  • 5 weeks of class (10+ hours of instruction), filled with games, videos and time to connect with other parents
  • Full-color workbook (to preview click here)
  • Weekly links to additional reading on complementary topics
  • Extensive lending library of birth and breastfeeding books and DVDs
  • Phone and e-mail support throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum
  • Check out the Why Birth Boot Camp page to learn all that is covered in your childbirth class!

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Is it difficult to make it to class due to a hectic schedule or older children? Or is your due date very soon and you’re hoping to fit in a birth class? I teach private classes around Yamhill and Washington County (including Newberg, McMinnville, Sherwood, Tualatin and Tigard) to those who are interested in a more individualized series. These Birth Boot Camp classes are held in the comfort of your own home at times that are most convenient for you. The private class fee is $350 and includes everything offered above for the group classes. Classes can be condensed to fewer sessions, if needed. A travel fee may apply if you live outside of the normal service area. This can also be condensed into fewer sessions if that is necessary with your due date.

One Day Refresher Classes for Second (+) Time Parents and Online Classes are also available. Please contact me to schedule your Refresher Class or receive a discount for Online Classes.

Ready to reserve your spot in birth class? A $50 non-refundable fee (which goes toward your tuition) secures your place and ensures your materials will arrive by the start of class. To pay your deposit, select the “Class Deposit” box, then click the “Submit” button below, which will direct you to Pay Pal. Or if you prefer to place your deposit with cash or a check, contact me for details. The remaining balance is due the first day of class.

Upon placing your deposit, you will receive e-mail confirmation and further class details. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

unnamedValerie Brewer, BBCI
(425) 247-9062

-Serving Salem, McMinnville and Newberg, OR with comprehensive natural birth classes and breastfeeding education-