Homebirth Birth Center Birth & Homecoming
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Homebirth Birth Center Birth & Homecoming

If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth as well as variations of labor and birth videos of out-of-hospital births. In addition, this class will cover breastfeeding, newborn procedures, babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby.

Workbooks included

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher

The Reboot class is for couples who have already had a natural birth and are looking for a little refresher.

Why should you take a Reboot Refresher class when you already have the experience of one natural birth?

~It gives you a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. Each birth deserves that dedicated time!
~The Reboot Refresher gives you a chance to discuss your fears, concerns, questions and events of your last birth. Often couples find that they had things to discuss they never realized they did.
~The Reboot Refresher helps you connect with other people in a similar life situation. As you add children and get busier, this can get harder and harder.
~There is always more to learn! Even people who have welcomed many children and studied extensively can forget things and can relish the opportunity to learn more.
~A focused time for learning like the Reboot Refresher forces you to carve out some time for this birth. This is harder and harder to do as life moves forward and gets busier, but it is never more important than during pregnancy!

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Homebirth Birth Center Birth & Homecoming
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Homebirth Birth Center Birth & Homecoming

If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth as well as variations of labor and birth videos of out-of-hospital births. In addition, this class will cover breastfeeding, newborn procedures, babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby.

Workbooks included

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher

The Reboot class is for couples who have already had a natural birth and are looking for a little refresher.

Why should you take a Reboot Refresher class when you already have the experience of one natural birth?

~It gives you a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. Each birth deserves that dedicated time!
~The Reboot Refresher gives you a chance to discuss your fears, concerns, questions and events of your last birth. Often couples find that they had things to discuss they never realized they did.
~The Reboot Refresher helps you connect with other people in a similar life situation. As you add children and get busier, this can get harder and harder.
~There is always more to learn! Even people who have welcomed many children and studied extensively can forget things and can relish the opportunity to learn more.
~A focused time for learning like the Reboot Refresher forces you to carve out some time for this birth. This is harder and harder to do as life moves forward and gets busier, but it is never more important than during pregnancy!

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Postpartum Ease: Education Emotions Energy
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Postpartum Ease: Education Emotions Energy

Congratulations! You just had a baby...........now what?

Join other new mothers and mothers-to-be at Plano Birthplace to have discussions following some of the most pressing topics for the immediate Postpartum period. The class is taught by Christen Joy, owner/operator of Peace Love & Pregnancy, a birth business that hosts Pregnancy Retreats, Relationship- centered Prenatal Classes, and provides Postpartum wellness services for new mothers.

Topics Include:

  •   Newborn Care: breastfeeding in the early days, checking for lip and tongue ties, diapers, burping, safe sleep, co-sleeping, why NOT to bathe right after birth.

  •   Communication with Baby: Hunger cues, full stomach, gas pains, soothing, shifting mindset away from worry of baby to knowledge of baby, language and bonding.

  •   Mother’s Recovery: Effect of labor and environment, extreme self-care, being proactive before hormone drop, changing obligations away from societal standards.

  •   Mother’s Emotions: “Cinderella syndrome”- the after-birth letdown, changing emotions, feelings towards motherhood, grieving your previous life, preparing to step into motherhood with confidence.

  •   Mother’s Energy: Exploring situations and feelings about parenthood, exploring expectations of motherhood and societal views of mothers, using affirmations and meditations to raise your awareness surrounding motherhood and parenting.

  •   A Guided Meditation to send you out on your Birth Journey feeling empowered and centered! Fee: $25

    To register for the class:
    Facebook: Peace Love & Pregnancy or email: christen.ackles@gmail.com

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The Ultimate Out-Of-Hospital Birth Class
Apr
7
to May 12

The Ultimate Out-Of-Hospital Birth Class

3 classes in 1! This class combines the Food & Fitness, Out-of Hospital, and Homecoming: Life With A New Recruit classes to fully prepare parents planning a birth center or home birth delivery! 

Investment: $300 with a $75 deposit due at registration to reserve your spot. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly.

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any questions. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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 Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher

The Reboot class is for couples who have already had a natural birth and are looking for a little refresher.

Why should you take a Reboot Refresher class when you already have the experience of one natural birth?

~It gives you a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. Each birth deserves that dedicated time!
~The Reboot Refresher gives you a chance to discuss your fears, concerns, questions and events of your last birth. Often couples find that they had things to discuss they never realized they did.
~The Reboot Refresher helps you connect with other people in a similar life situation. As you add children and get busier, this can get harder and harder.
~There is always more to learn! Even people who have welcomed many children and studied extensively can forget things and can relish the opportunity to learn more.
~A focused time for learning like the Reboot Refresher forces you to carve out some time for this birth. This is harder and harder to do as life moves forward and gets busier, but it is never more important than during pregnancy!

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher

The Reboot class is for couples who have already had a natural birth and are looking for a little refresher.

Why should you take a Reboot Refresher class when you already have the experience of one natural birth?

~It gives you a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. Each birth deserves that dedicated time!
~The Reboot Refresher gives you a chance to discuss your fears, concerns, questions and events of your last birth. Often couples find that they had things to discuss they never realized they did.
~The Reboot Refresher helps you connect with other people in a similar life situation. As you add children and get busier, this can get harder and harder.
~There is always more to learn! Even people who have welcomed many children and studied extensively can forget things and can relish the opportunity to learn more.
~A focused time for learning like the Reboot Refresher forces you to carve out some time for this birth. This is harder and harder to do as life moves forward and gets busier, but it is never more important than during pregnancy!

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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 The Ultimate Out-Of-Hospital Birth Class
Feb
10
to Mar 17

The Ultimate Out-Of-Hospital Birth Class

3 classes in 1! This class combines the Food & Fitness, Out-of Hospital, and Homecoming: Life With A New Recruit classes to fully prepare parents planning a birth center or home birth delivery! 

Investment: $300 with a $75 deposit due at registration to reserve your spot. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly.

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any questions. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Birth Boot Camp - Reboot Refresher

The Reboot class is for couples who have already had a natural birth and are looking for a little refresher.

Why should you take a Reboot Refresher class when you already have the experience of one natural birth?

~It gives you a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. Each birth deserves that dedicated time!
~The Reboot Refresher gives you a chance to discuss your fears, concerns, questions and events of your last birth. Often couples find that they had things to discuss they never realized they did.
~The Reboot Refresher helps you connect with other people in a similar life situation. As you add children and get busier, this can get harder and harder.
~There is always more to learn! Even people who have welcomed many children and studied extensively can forget things and can relish the opportunity to learn more.
~A focused time for learning like the Reboot Refresher forces you to carve out some time for this birth. This is harder and harder to do as life moves forward and gets busier, but it is never more important than during pregnancy!

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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 Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class or Reboot Refresher class**

Investment: $100
A $35 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining is due before or at the first class. Registration closes 72 hours before the first class. If it is less than 72 hours please contact me directly. 

Space is limited and it will fill quickly. Please contact me at melissa@empoweringwomenbirth.com if you have any question. At Plano Birthplace in Plano, Texas

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Class by Stephanie Brown, IBCLC
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class by Stephanie Brown, IBCLC

Why take a Breastfeeding class before your baby is born?


Taking your new baby home after you have birthed is exciting , but often can also feel overwhelming. This class can help give you the tools you need to feel confident and be successful at breastfeeding. You will learn in a safe, encouraging environment about the tips and tricks to successful breastfeeding. You will be taught the common challenges and how to avoid them and/or overcome them. After you birth and you are at home- if you need any extra support or answers for breastfeeding- Stephanie is an expert & only a phone call away. She also does private in home consultations by appointment.




This class is only $20 per couple! (Free to all Plano Birthplace clients). Register today, classes fill up fast! If you are birthing at Plano Birthplace- please register below. All expectant moms and their partners in the community are welcome to attend this class.

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Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive 10-week Childbirth Class
Dec
2
to Mar 10

Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive 10-week Childbirth Class

Birth Boot Camp is a fully comprehensive childbirth class in which couples will learn everything they need to know about pregnancy, labor, postpartum, newborn care, and breastfeeding. 

Class is held at Plano Birthplace in Plano, TX and will meet every Sunday afternoon from 7:00-9:30pm for 10 weeks. Couples in the class will receive a 170+ page workbook and a downloadable breastfeeding video course. 

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Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor

Comfort Measures - Amazing Coping Strategies For Labor. 1-Day workshop for couples to learn coping strategies for labor. You will learn physical techniques to use during labor such as:

~Relaxation and breathing techniques
~Massage & Comfort Tools 
~Labor Positions
~Visualization & Communication During Labor
~Tips for Partners

*this class is not a childbirth class, but it is a great complementary class to our 10-week comprehensive class**

Investment: $100 
$25 deposit is due at the time of registration. Plano Texas at Plano Birthplace

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DFW HypnoBirthing Fall Class
Oct
14
to Nov 1

DFW HypnoBirthing Fall Class

Why HypnoBirthing? Let's face it, our society likes to be dramatic. 

Many times the only experience we have with birth is what we see from Hollywood or what our "well meaning" friends and family tell us about their experiences. 

----- Can I let you in in on a little secret? 

Birth doesn't have to be dramatic, it can be *AMAZING*!

So many women have fears and anxiety about pregnancy and birth because we don't view it as easy, safe, and normal. (WHICH IT IS...)

HypnoBirthing helps you remove the fear and doubt in your mind so you can feel calm, comfortable, confident and totally ready to have a transformational experience into motherhood. 

That's why I used HypnoBirthing when I had my daughter. It spoke to me because it focuses on the fact that our bodies already KNOW what to do and how to do it -- we just have to get out of the way and LET that happen. 

I knew I wanted to feel relaxed and be in control of my birth... and HypnoBirthing gave me the tools to do just that! 

In fact, no one believed I was really in labor. 

After my birth, I became passionate about telling women about the benefits of studying and using HypnoBirthing, and they saw the same life changing things happen to them... women were rocking their births! 

**** I became a HypnoBirthing Practitioner because I believe in beautiful birth stories with empowered and educated women letting their bodies do what they were made for. ****

This class series is 5 sessions long and will includes topics like physiological birth, fear release, deep relaxation, massage and breathing techniques. 

We even include your birth partner in our class visualizations so they can experience first hand how great you'll feel and will be better equipped to support you. 

Most women even report a deeper connection with their partner and unborn baby after practicing HypnoBirthing together. 

***Birth is 95% mindset and taking the steps to prepare is essential***

Group classes are $350.

Sunday Mornings 
10:30am-1:00pm
Oct 14-Nov 11th

Classes held at Plano Birthplace. Plano Texas

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Pregnancy Yoga Workshop
Oct
6
to Oct 20

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop at Park Cities Yoga. $30 for 3 week series (English and Spanish) Carla is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Her specialty is Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology (adults and pediatrics), and she also has experience in breastfeeding clinics, mental health, and psychiatry. She started the yoga journey in 2014, and now, during her first pregnancy, she wishes to share her experience as a health professional and as a yoga practitioner.

Carla ́s is a graceful, purposeful approach to childbirth and motherhood. In a supportive setting, the workshop will focus on the natural process of pregnancy. She re-affirms the confidence women need during this great period of life, the “Goddess-like state”.

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Informed Childbirth - Empowering Parents from the Start by Briana Blake
Sep
2
to Oct 21

Informed Childbirth - Empowering Parents from the Start by Briana Blake

We offer a childbirth series, taught by a certified childbirth educator, designed specifically for families planning natural births.

All families are welcome, even those who are not clients of Plano Birthplace. These classes are scheduled for Sunday afternoons from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  The Cost is $285.00 

For clients of Plano Birthplace, this childbirth class cost is included in your all-inclusive plan and will meet the childbirth education requirement for first-time families.

Classes begin October 8th, reserve your spot now!

Please Contact Jacqueline Shannon at Naturalbirthblessings@gmail.com or (972) 658-0844 to enroll in the classes. All you have to tell her is that you are a Plano birthplace client and she will know to bill Plano Birthplace.

Why Childbirth Classes? 

  • Studies have found women that are well-prepared ahead of time about exactly what to expect during the birthing process have a very high success rate for birthing naturally.

  • The classes taught at Plano Birthplace include support related to mental, emotional and physical aspects of birthing.

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