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So how are ALACE classes? Has anyone taken them? Heard of them? Teach them? I'm planning to train to be a birth educator and trying to choose a program. What I'd like to do ultimately is teach women in teen, low income, and crisis pregnancy situations in order to help restore control, give some calm and a real understanding of things, and empower women who'd otherwise get run over by the various systems. In addition, I'd like to help add simplicity through setting them up for succeessful breastfeeding and AP, giving their babies a healthy start and saving a lot of money.

I took Bradley courses with my DH and they're great but that doesn't seem ideal for this situation, with the focus on husbands and rigid class structure. I like the idea of ALACE because it's supposed to be woman centered and about active birth, and I could structure the classes to fit the situation. Also the fees are less than others I've looked at.

I'd like to know too how they tend to approach natural birth - standard, ideal, a goal, an option, or does it go all over the board? I would teach it as a standard, in comparison to medical options which carry risks and downfalls with their benefits.

For anyone who's just heard of it, what kind of reputation does ALACE have? And does anyone have suggestions for other programs to look at? Has anyone done anything like this and have advice?
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