Classes

Childbirth Education

 

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Christ-Centered Childbirth Education

 

 

 

Alpha teaches parents everything you need to know to make informed decisions about birth and also help you use their faith as the cornerstone for both mental and physical relaxation.  I teach this class as a six-week series dividing the “Gentleness” portion into two classes.

Kindness

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  •    Nutrition
  •    Exercise
  •    Care Providers
  •    Spiritual & Physical Disciplines

 

 

 

Goodness

  • Birth terminology
  • Mechanics of Labor & Birth
  • What to expect in Labor for Moms & for Dads
  • Progress in Labor

Gentleness

  • Divine timeline
  • Slippery Slope
  • Inducing or Augmenting Labor (in & out of hospital)
  • Bishop’s Score
  • Fear, Tension, Pain cycle
  • Healthy Birth Practices
  • Interventions
  • Challenges
  • Cesarean Birth
  • VBAC
  • Birth Plans

Peace

  • Intimate Design
  • Natural Labor Progressiontwins
  • Massage & Relaxation
  • Labor Tips for Partners

Joy

  • Hospital Newborn Interventions
  • Breastfeeding
  • Circumcision
  • Normal Newborn
  • Taking Baby Home
  • Harvey Karp’s 5 S’s to soothe a crying baby
  • The Birth of a Mother
  • The Birth of a Father
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Afterbirth Care Plan
  • Support Contacts

Your Alpha materials will consist of: a 180-page Alpha workbook and hospital signs for delivery and breastfeeding support. As an Alpha student, you will also have access to the Alpha Childbirth and Alpha Childbirth Dads groups on Facebook. I will also provide a “best of the best” list of local resources for all of your pregnancy and postpartum needs.  Cost is $225 per 6-week course including materials.

To register, you may pay your $50 deposit below. It is very important that you also email me at brentonacre@gmail.com to confirm your registration.





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Sibling Classes

Sibling classes based on the Alpha model are available by request.  Please email me at brentonacre@gmail.com for more information.

Lactation Education

I provide private breastfeeding education in your home for those who may not have time for a complete prenatal series or who desire more extensive education in this area. $75 per hour