About

Sweet Sprouts Birth Services provides evidence-based, CAPPA certified childbirth and prenatal education to expectant families in the Denver-Metro area.

In the future we hope to provide labor and postpartum doula services and lactation education to families as well.

We uphold women’s choices, trust in the birth process, and believe in natural childbirth, VBAC, breastfeeding, empowering women and their families through education, and providing support during the childbearing year.

At Sweet Sprouts, we feel when women are fully informed, they will chose natural birth, reserving medical intervention for the truly emergent and necessary. We live in a time where inductions, interventions and cesarean sections are available to save the lives of women and babies. Unfortunately, the culture we live in today tends to think these things are needed for every birth.  We are working to change this thinking.

Please visit SweetSprouts.org for more information, upcoming class dates and class descriptions.

I’m Anisa Schell, a native to Colorado, married to my wonderful husband since February 2003.  We have two sons, one born in the hospital and one born at home.

During my first pregnancy, my eyes were opened to the huge array of choices women have during the birth process.  I was astounded by what our bodies could accomplish, and about how few women realized the power we actually have.  My whole world view shifted, and I felt compelled to pay it forward.  To educate families about the amazing process of birth, and the choices and alternatives that are available to us.  After my son’s birth, I started pursuing my childbirth educator’s certification to teach others what I had learned.

After my second child was born, I finished my certification with CAPPA and I am now excited to pass on my knowledge and support to women and their families through creating Sweet Sprouts!

Why CAPPA?  I chose CAPPA (Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association) because of their vision.  CAPPA’s vision, and my own, is a world where:

  • Women are encouraged to trust their bodies, and where myths about childbirth and breastfeeding are dispelled.
  • Women are given the tools they need to make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum experiences.
  • Education does not involve guilt but seeks to empower.
  • Women are surrounded by caring, compassionate support throughout the childbearing year.
  • Where new mothers are equipped to embrace pregnancy, birth, and motherhood with confidence.

Click here to read CAPPA’s position on childbirth.

See SweetSprouts.org for more.