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About Me:

Believer-Wife-VBAC Mama

I’m Shelby Tolar. 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. My business name, “Love to Mama” sums up my POV perfectly. I truly think there’s nothing better than the call to motherhood, which is why I LOVE teaching childbirth education, and talking postpartum and the sanctifying process it can be!

About the Workshops

I created Love to Mama's Postpartum Workshop based off my own experiences when I became a Mama for the first time. I felt SO prepared for birth through extensive Birth Boot Camp classes, but Postpartum was an afterthought. I quickly hit several hurdles right away and felt so unprepared. I needed help but didn't know where to start and the whole process of trying to find those specific practitioners/therapists was overwhelming! I had no idea about oral ties- postpartum anxiety- or a strained relationship- but I found myself facing them all almost immediately.


I hope that this platform that I have created can help you make connections to the amazing community that surrounds you and can support you through your 4th trimester, whether it's your first baby or tenth. I hope and pray that you feel empowered, educated and excited to enter into this new chapter through planning a postpartum that can be truly beautiful and even redemptive! Incredibly happy you're here!

Class Details

10 Classes $425


-8 Breastfeeding Videos by Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC with 1 Year Access

-Full Color Workbook (200+ pages)


Saturdays 1:30-4:00pm

Gentle Beginnings

1726 Chadwick Ct Hurst 76054

2024 Class Dates

January 13-March 9
March 23-May 25
July 20-Sept 28

The Comprehensive

Class 1

Common Drugs

Epidural & Pelvic Ring Demo

Reducing Pain Techniques


Class 2

Comfort Measure & Nutrtion

Preeclampsia & Gestational Diabetes

Movement & Relaxation


Class 3

Models of Care & Birth Places

Red Flags

Policies/People that Impact Birth

Chiropractic Care


Class 4

GBS, Induction & Informed Consent

Ultrasound, Vaginal Exams and Due Dates

Massage (dad does massage on mom!)


Class 5


Pre-labor, Early Labor, Active Labor



Class 6

All About Dads/Partners

Labor Stations (with guest doula)

Evaluating Onset of labor

Labor code


Class 7

Labor Chart

Pushing/Positions, Tearing & Episiotomies



Class 8


Unnecessary vs Necessary

What if’s, VBACs & Variations of Labor

Water Breaks- Check List & What to Do/Not Do


Class 9

Birth & Postpartum Plan

The Stuff No One Talks About

Newborn Tests/Procedures


Class 10

Postpartum 101

Baby Wearing & Breastfeeding

Sleeping/Safe Co-Sleeping

Emotions & Resuming Intimacy



6 weeks after the last baby in class is born, we will get back together for our reunion! I bring cake and punch, and you bring your sweet babes and beautiful birth stories to share!


“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!”

“...engaging while being sure to cover all the material from the fun parts to the tough parts and answering all of our questions along the way. Highly recommend her class!”

She is incredibly passionate, bubbly, and humble. Each class was informative, fun, and a highlight of the week.”


“I really appreciated the space to learn alongside other couples and it always spurred great conversations at class and on the drive home. I left feeling like my husband and I were able to step into labor on the same page built with fair and judgement free tools.”

“...a wonderful teacher and cheerleader, making her students feel safe and empowered as she addresses difficult topics and rejoices with your growing family.”

“It felt so personal and she truly cares about every single person attending the class. Her resources, diagrams, etc are super helpful.”


Thanks for contacting me! Talk soon!

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