I am a stay at home mother who feels blessed to have been able to give my children the best possible start in life – a natural, unmedicated birth. I feel very fortunate to have had The Bradley Method? training which empowered me and my husband to make educated decisions about our pregnancy, labor and delivery. In July of 2006, we had our first child, a 10 pound 8 ounce boy with no pain medication. In March of 2008, we welcomed a 7 pound 9 ounce girl again with no pain medication. April 2010 brought our third child, a 9 pound 6 ounce boy via an emergency cesarean section due to a placental abruption. In late September 2012 our fourth child, an 11 pound 15 ounce boy joined our family - he was an all natural VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).
I look forward to sharing my birth experience and knowledge and watching others learn and grow (mothers, quite literally). I feel it will be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for all. Taking this Bradley Method class will increase any couple’s understanding of the birth process, alleviate anxieties about labor, boost their relationship and benefit their baby.
Each couple in my class will have the opportunity to:
- Learn proper nutrition and exercise
- Learn how to avoid unnecessary pain and handle positive pain (through relaxation and other methods)
- Learn good communications skills (between you and your partner and between you and your maternity care provider)
- Learn to be a good consumer of maternity care services (by knowing your options, deciding what you want and choosing the right support team for your birth)