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About Me:

Believer-Wife-VBAC Mama

Hey y'all! I'm Shelby Tolar & the founder of Love to Mama. I’m a wife to a hunky man who I married in 2011 and we have two beautiful spunky little girls (born in 2017 and 2020.) Being a girl mom is THE BEST because my house is a constant explosion of baby dolls and bows. My birth class name, “Love to Mama” sums it up perfectly. I truly think there’s nothing better than the call to motherhood, which is why I LOVE teaching about birth and being a childbirth educator. Besides being an instructor, I am also a Primal/Paleo Health Coach, and pretty much just love helping people be educated in the things that matter most. Besides all things birth and wellness, I love coffee, cooking shows, and oversized sunglasses. I can’t wait to meet you and gush over your adorable baby names and nursery colors soon!

Located at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center 

The Comprehensive

  • Fitness + Nutrition

  • Birth Team + Birth Plans

  • Labor Variations

  • Relaxation + Comfort Measures

  • Labor Practice with guest Doula(s)

  • Common Tests and Procedures

  • Parenting a Newborn

  • Breastfeeding

  • Streaming breastfeeding class by Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC

  • Saturdays 1:30-4:00

  • 10 classes ($400/couple)

  • $50 non-refundable deposit for workbook, materials and reserving your spot

  • *Starting classes around 25-28 weeks is ideal*


JAN 14- MARCH 11


Home Birth/Birth Center + Homecoming

  • Variations of Labor

  • Labor Practice

  • Comfort Measures + Relaxation

  • Sundays 1:30-4:00

  • 7 classes ($375/couple)

  • $50 non-refundable deposit for workbook, materials and reserving your spot

  • *Starting classes around 30 weeks is ideal*


   JAN 15- FEB 26

   APRIL 16- JUNE 4


Class Options

They Say:

" I learned so much from our classes with you and was WAY less nervous about what our birth would look like after everything you taught us. I’ve always been a hands on learner, so working with you was a major help to me and we appreciate you."

-Love to Mama Dad in Comprehensive Class

They Say:

We were lucky enough to find Shelby through our birthing center and spent ten of the best weeks of our pregnancy with her! As first time parents, she answered every single one of our questions and genuinely cared for all of our concerns. The information and experience we gained from her class will stick with us forever. She unknowingly strengthened our relationship and gave us so much confidence in pregnancy, labor, giving birth and becoming parents. She truly is like family and we were heartbroken to be done with our class. Any time I doubt myself now being a mommy her voice is in my ear! She is one of the most empathetic and compassionate people I know.
Love to Mama Mom in Home Birth Class

Thanks for contacting me! Talk soon!

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