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Amazing Grace: What We Need As New Mothers

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We women are hard on ourselves. We’ve believed the lie that having a baby is easy. Sure, the childbirth itself may be difficult, but after that it’s time to “bounce back” and return to normal. Our culture doesn’t allow for a true rest period for a new mother. We have a baby, are home from […]

Six Postpartum Preparations That Really Count

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During pregnancy, most mommas spend time planning for the arrival of their little one. We paint and decorate the nursery. Search the internet to find the best baby sling, stroller and crib. We may even get our nesting instinct on and prewash all the adorable baby clothes, stock up on diapers, and install the car […]

The Six Biggest Lies Expecting Parents Believe

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I’ve been teaching childbirth education for almost 12 years and during most of my years teaching, my classes were consistently full. But the last few years, a disturbing trend has occurred – less people are taking comprehensive childbirth preparation classes. I’ve seen it in my own business, but I’m not alone. As I learned this […]

Pleased To Meet You! Alpha Instructor Series

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This is the third post in the Pleased to Meet You Series. Each post in the series we talk to an Alpha Childbirth Instructor in order to give you a better idea of who’s behind the heart of Alpha. We come from all over the world, have diverse backgrounds, each with our own story; but […]

What if My Pregnancy Isn’t All Excitement and Joy

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Congratulations, you are pregnant! Getting the news that you are pregnant is expected to be very happy news. And for most people it is. But sometimes, either right away or as your pregnancy continues, the elation and excitement give way to other feelings that aren’t quite what you expected. Maybe it’s because of the physical […]

Made to Move: The Official Sneak Peek Into How We Teach Exercise

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Last time in the Official Sneak Peek, we explained the Alpha Childbirth approach to nutrition. This time, let’s look at exercise; the flip side of being a good caretaker of the physical body that God has given you. We believe that exercise during pregnancy and early parenting is important to both the health and well […]

Discover the #1 Factor In Getting the Birth You Desire


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While expecting my first child, I remember feeling incredibly guilty even thinking about changing providers from the gynecologist I had seen for several years to a midwife. It felt like cheating. Like I was being ungrateful. Were we breaking up? Did she deserve this treatment from me? Here’s the crazy thing. It was my gynecologist […]

Beating the Heat While Pregnant: 20 Ideas to Survive Pregnancy In The Summer

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Ahhh…summer. It’s my favorite time of the year. The sunshine, warm breezes, eating outdoors, going to the pool. Each year, summer goes by far too fast – except the summer I was pregnant. That summer couldn’t come and go quick enough! I’m not alone in my feelings. Many a pregnant mama has come to me […]


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