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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 Official Sneak Peek Into How We Teach Selecting A Care Team

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In this third in the series of sneak peeks into what we teach in the Alpha Childbirth course, (the first and second can be found here and here) we are talking about selecting care providers. This is a little tricky because most of the couples coming to our class are either in their third trimester, […]

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 […]

Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping


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Robyn O’Brien TedX talk in Austin


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Hospital Birth by Mama Natural


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Mama Natural’s Genevieve explores her second child’s birth. These videos show labor, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and her retrospective about why her birth was easy. Part I Part II Part III Park IV

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Here is a springboard to get you started in building your own worship playlist for labor. Annie, Alpha’s founder, used many of these tracks in labor and birth with her three babies. Music is so personal, find what works for you!

What the Squat?


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I know, walking and squatting. It just seems too good to be true that these two simple things can prepare you THAT much for birth and life beyond. But, take it from Human Physics Scientist Katy Bowman. Here is a great post about preparing for squats and then doing squats. And walking? Well yes, walking. […]

Decipher the Cipher: Food Labels


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So, you know, we talk about in class, you hear it from crunchies, you hear it from your overzealous friends: Eliminate processed foods! Cut down on processed foods! Eat whole foods! Eat real foods! Real food for real people! Fake food for fake people! Ok, no not the fake food thing. There is so much […]

The Divine Beauty Inside the Womb and Birth


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In this TED talk, scientist Tsiaras refers to the ‘magic’ and ‘marvel’ of the existence of us, he also refers to the design as divine and something we cannot comprehend. The imaging that Tsiaras team uses to view a life’s development in the womb, as well as the changes that a pregnant woman’s body undergoes […]

How to Do a Relaxing Hand and Arm Massage


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Birth by the Numbers


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