Appleseeds Childbirth Education -- 
Tools for the power to choose
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Why 'Appleseeds'?

Learn Cool Things!

  • determine which birth setting is best for you - home, hospital, or birth center
  • choose which types of caregivers you would like to attend your birth (midwife, doctor, labor assistant/ birth doula)
  • understand and work with the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period
  • choose foods and exercises for a healthy pregnancy
  • write a personal birth plan to communicate with your caregiver about the birth you desire
  • prepare for a vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC)
  • use a range of relaxation and comfort techniques during labor
  • use certain positions to help make labor more comfortable
  • avoid risky and costly unnecessary cesareans and other interventions
  • remain empowered even when interventions are required
  • care for yourself and your baby after the birth
  • contact resources in your community for support with breastfeeding, postpartum, and newborn care
  • become a savvy health care consumer
This list is not comprehensive. You can also read detailed class outlines.

Appleseeds Childbirth Education

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