Continuing Education Classes

New AdditionContinuing Education Video Classes 

Gentle Ventures has added five fabulous classes, all of general interest.  The Crunchy Mama's Guide to Pregnancy and Newborns has just been added. 

1.  Our Vaccine class goes into the pro's and con's of whether or not we should vaccinate.  In this vital class we talk about the preservatives, what they are and how they affect us.  We watch a portion of a great movie to further describe scientific reasons to be so careful.  Our children are receiving 78 vaccines in the first six years of life.  

2.  The ABC's of Business is an incredible source of information if you are just setting up your business or thinking of setting one up.  There are so many things to contemplate such as picking a name, domain, type of business ( LLC, Sole Proprietor, Corporation, Partnership), marketing, deciding who is your client, taxes and much more.  We highly recommend this easy to follow class for anyone who is a new NCS or anyone who is setting up a business.

3.  The Sleep Deprivation class is my favorite.  This is such a huge subject for those of us who work nights. This class deals with what the effects of not enough sleep.  We know health issues is a biggy for us.  What we can do about it, precautions to take, and herbal remedies that help are all discussed.  Red lights and melatonin are explained along with their importance.

4.  Sleep Training and Sleep Conditioning is the subject of the last class.  This class is taught in completion in the Gentle Venture's Course.  You can spend hundred's of dollars on a class like this with half the information.  I tell you the in's and out's and step by step what to do.  And the other advantage is you can always call me and talk to me if you do not understand something.

5.  A Crunchy Mama’s Guide to Pregnancy and Newborns is an extensive holistic pregnancy/labor/delivery/newborn course and would be considered continuing education for Newborn Care Specialist, Doula, Midwifes, Nannies or anyone working with pregnancy/birth or mama’s. This is not a Newborn Care Specialist Course.  $199 non student  $99 student  This class is taken in it's entirety.  Classes are not separately priced.  This class is available Dec 6, 2020

  • Number of Classes: 7
  • Hours of Videos:  9 hours
  • Subjects covered:  Pregnancy, labor, delivery and basic newborn and lactation issues.
  • Modalities used:  Homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, acupressure/acupuncture, home remedies
  • Recipes included:  lotions, teas, smoothies, balms, teething, reflux, and more
  • Time to take the Class: Weekend to a year.
  • Based on: Scientific Research, Expert Opinion, and over 50 years of experience
  • PDF $35 available only with class.  PDF only $99
  • Certificate of Completion

All of these classes are approved by the NCSA.  

Students always take these classes for 1/2 price.  And if you took the course you do not need to buy the Sleep Training course.  Contact me for any questions at [email protected]

Continuing Education Classes

Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide - Full Course

  • Teacher: Nancy Hamm
  • Released: 11/30/2020
  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration:
  • Price: $ 199.00

No certificate is given for this course

Table of Contents



The Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide course consists of 7 classes with over 9 hours. All these classes are online. We use scientific research, videos, and experience to make these classes unique.

Class #1 Holistic is defined along with each of the modalities we use including homeopathy, herbs, essential oils. home remedies and acupressure. We also include Pediatric Chiropractic and Cranial Sacral professionals.

Class #2 In class two we talk about pregnancy, labor, and birth and ways to go through this amazing process using only natural means

Class #3 This class is dedicated to lactation and its issues such as sore nipples, plugged milk ducts, and mastitis. There are so many natural ways to deal with these things without doing allopathic drugs.

Class #4 Increasing milk supply and which foods lactating moms may have to be careful with. Then we move to newborn care including bathing baby, candida infections, circumcision care, colds,

Class # 5 Newborn colic, constipation, diaper rash, diarrhea, ear infection, eczema, and clogged eye ducts are covered using all-natural remedies.

Class #6 Reflux is a huge issue in today's world and there are natural ways to deal with this and we show you many ways to address this. What do you do with sleepless nights and newborns, we talk about natural remedies to use to soothe babies, teething, and umbilical cord care. Miscellaneous recipes and ailments complete this class

Class #7 This entire class is dedicated to sleepless nights and sleep deprivation for night workers and new mommies.

The on-line video classes are taken at your own pace.

You may start it whenever you have time, you may finish it in a weekend or you may take up to a year to finish the classes. Should you go over a year there will be a charge for reactivation of the classes.


Plan Name Price
Course without Manual: $ 199.00
Course with CMG PDF Manual: $ 234.00


Nancy Hamm

Founder of Gentle Venture’s Training Center

Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist and Certified Advanced Infant Sleep Consultant

Nancy Hamm, CNCS, ISC is the Founder of Gentle Venture’s Training Classes. She has been a Newborn Care Specialist and Infant Sleep Consultant for 24 years and has over 40,000 hours of hands-on experience with babies. She has worked with twins, triplets, quads, sextuplets, preemies and generally the most precious children she could imagine.

Nancy also owns Exclusively Baby Nurses, Exclusively Newborns and Gentle Venture’s Training Center.

Nancy has taken college courses on Child Physiology and Child Development, has taken an extensive breastfeeding course through the La Leche League and is a Breastfeeding Educator through Lactation Management Skills. is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator and has taken numerous sleep training courses.

Nancy founded the NCSA (Newborn Care Specialist Association) after it became clear there were no guidelines set for the certification of Newborn Care Specialists. She is a visionary in the field of newborn care, and through extensive research has become an expert on infant care.

Ms. Hamm says, “When all is said and done, my first love and my greatest passion is the caring and nurturing of newborn babies.”

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
Class 1 What it means to be a Newborn Care Specialist 05/22/2018
Newborn Care Specialist 05/22/2018
Newborn Nanny 05/22/2018
Class 2 Swaddling 05/22/2018
Class 3 Sleep Conditioning and Training 05/22/2018
Class 4 Multiples and Poop & Scheduling 06/22/2018
Class 5 Formulas 06/22/2018
Class 6 Breastfeeding 06/22/2018
Class 7 Reflux and Colic 06/22/2018
Class 8 Warning Signs and Chemicals in Baby’s World 06/22/2018
Class 9 Ailment & Safety 06/22/2018
Class 10 Baby Blues to Postpartum Psychosis 06/22/2018
Class 11Holistic Death of an Infant, Failure to Thrive and A Baby’s Mind 06/22/2018
NCS Ethics and Final Exam 06/22/2018
Newborn Nanny Ethics and Exam 06/22/2018
Class 12 3 to 6 months (NN) 07/24/2018
Class 13 7 to 9 months (NN) 07/24/2018
Class 14 10 to 18 Months (NN) 07/24/2018
Class 15 Every Day Issues (NN) 07/24/2018
The Holistic Newborn 02/12/2019
Holistic Newborn Nanny 04/30/2019
Class 1 Intro to Holistic Newborn 06/01/2020
Class 2: Holistic Why Babies Cry And Swaddling Explained 06/01/2020
Class 3: Holistic Sleep Conditioning And Training 06/01/2020
Class 4: Holistic Multiples, Pooping, & Scheduling 06/01/2020
Class 5: Holistic Formulas 06/01/2020
Class 6: Holistic Breastfeeding Advantages & Issues 06/01/2020
Class 7: Holistic Reflux & Colic 06/01/2020
Class 8 Holistic Warning Signs in a Newborn & Ailments 06/01/2020
Class 9 Holistic Postpartum and Baby Blues 06/01/2020
Class 10 Holistic Newborn Safety & Chemicals 06/01/2020
Class 11 Holistic R.A.D., Failure to Thrive, A Baby's Mind, The Death of an Infant 06/01/2020
Class 12: Holistic 4-10 months 06/01/2020
Class 13: Holistic 10-18 months 06/01/2020
Class 14 Holistic The Professional NCS and final exam 06/01/2020
Vaccines 08/28/2020
ABC's of Business 08/28/2020
Sleep Deprivation For The NCS 08/28/2020
Sleep Training and Conditioning 09/08/2020
Students: Vaccines 08/28/2020
Students: ABC's of Business 08/28/2020
Students: Sleep Deprivation For The NCS 08/28/2020
Students: Sleep Training and Conditioning 09/08/2020
Class 1: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 1: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 2: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 2: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 3: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 3: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 4: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 4: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 5: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 5: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 6: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 6: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 7: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 7: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide - Full Course 11/30/2020
Students: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide - Full Course 11/30/2020
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