Childbirth Preparation Classes for the Twin Cities ... and beyond
Appleseeds Childbirth Education stresses the importance of respecting the family's lifestyle, as well as the mother's instincts and choices about how to give birth. A variety of practices are examined based upon scentific research, and include positions for labor and birth, use of pain relief, comfort measures, and choice of caregivers and support. Appleseeds classes will respect the partner's role in pregnancy and birth, and acknowledge that the partner's or father's experience of pregnancy and birth is important and life-changing in its own right, as a new family is born.
"Family-centered maternity care is ICEA's primary goal and the basis of ICEA philosophy. Family-centered care consists of an attitude rather than a protocol. It recognizes a vital life event rather than a medical procedure. It appreciates the importance of that event to the woman and to the persons who are important to her. It respects the woman's individuality and her sense of autonomy. It realizes that the decisions she may make are based on many influences of which the expertise of the professional is only one. It requires that all relevant information be made available to the woman to help her achieve her own goals, and that she be guided but not directed by professionals she has chosen to share the responsibility for her care." --from the ICEA website
Your instructor is Diana McCleery, an ALACE-trained, ICEA-certified Childbirth Educator. Classes are held separately from hospitals, in order to focus solely on the needs of the expectant family. We'll discuss a wide range of topics together.
Appleseeds Childbirth Education
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