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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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

God’s Breath In Our Lungs

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We’ve started singing a worship song at church recently that gets me reflecting on birth. I usually have a silent giggle because I’m sure no one else is seeing visions of laboring mommas and emerging newborns during their time of worship. But it gets me. Every time. The mornings we sing it, I have the […]

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 […]

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This is the second 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 […]

Chew On This: The Official Sneak Peek Into How We Teach Nutrition

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When you enroll in Alpha Childbirth you get so much more than just a class that discusses the actual birth process. We see you as a whole person and birth as not just one moment in time. So our first class isn’t about labor at all. We start with the fundamentals of caring for your […]

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In a perfect world, we could meet everyone interested in Alpha Childbirth face-to-face, perhaps over a cup of tea or a refreshing glass of lemonade. I’m sure we’d become fast friends and enjoy our time together. But, alas, the Internet only goes so far and although we can’t invite you into our living room or […]

The Official Sneak Peek Into An Alpha Childbirth Class

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  Last fall, cofounder of Alpha, Annie Reeder, wrote a series on the blog that answered the Who? What? When? Where? Why? Of Childbirth Classes. Here’s a 2 second recap: Are you pregnant? You should take a childbirth class. If you are reading our blog, you may be considering taking an Alpha class. Here’s where […]


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