Congratulations on Your Pregnancy!
We are excited to be offering Bradley® classes to the Chippewa Valley. This Method has only been offered to the Eau Claire area since 2012!
The Bradley Method® focuses on natural childbirth, healthy moms and babies, the role of the 'coach' in labor and making informed decisions.
Please feel free to browse and learn more about us and The Bradley Method®. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
Please note: We are currently taking a break from teaching Bradley Classes due to a busy time in our family life! We plan to resume sometime in the fall of 2017.
Please do STILL contact me about classes and with any questions!
Also, Justin and Kait Bream (former students of ours) are actively teaching and taking students at this time. See their site at: http://www.bradleybirth.com/kaitbream
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What our students are saying:"Amanda is a wonderful teacher! I would highly recommend her class to all pregnant women, whether or not they plan to do a natural birth. We took the Bradley class along with the hospital birthing class. The Bradley class made us 100 times more informed and prepared for the different possibilities that could arise during labor and allowed us to make the right decisions for us and our baby. By no means is labor easy, but the Bradley class helped us deliver a a happy, healthy baby boy without any drug interventions. Thank you so much Amanda!"
-Samantha and Ty
"Amanda was great! Very thorough with each lesson and made sure to communicate well. I thought she was great at spurring conversation among the students to help us ask questions and think critically about labor and truly imagine it. It was great going into labor feeling ready and practiced. Her class was also a great bonding time or my husband and me. Having that time each week to focus on the labor and baby was great for our marriage and family."
-Amy and Tom
"The class was so great! We loved it and the information and knowledge it gave us to make informed choices during the labor and delivery. It was helpful to have the knowledge and information about the drugs that became necessary with complications and we were able to avoid some additional drugs. Amanda was excellent!"
-Stephanie and Luke
"It was the most worthwhile course we could have taken. Without the Bradley Method, my birth plan of doing things naturally would have gone out the window. The class prepared my husband and I for every aspect of birth -pre, during, and postpartum. I have and will continue to recommend the Bradley Method to all expecting moms."
-Amanda and Ryan
"Amanda was an excellent teacher. She taught the material that is needed and did not put her opinions or added time into what was not necessary, keeping the group focused and informed on each topic. She was able to answer questions when needed while keeping the attention of the group. I have already recommended her and the class to friends and family and currently have a friend attending another session going on in the area."
-Jen and Kory
"We were impressed with the amount of information that was crammed into the 12 sessions! Learning week after week about how the body is able to truly deliver the best possible outcome for the baby convinced us that I was part of a sisterhood that had existed since the beginning of time, and because of that my body would know what to do. You know what?! My body did exactly as it needed to do to vaginally deliver a healthy 10 pound 2 ounce baby boy without drugs. Without the education learned in class I'm not sure that we would have had such a positive experience. Creating our birth plan was a very empowering part of the class."
-Beverly and Jesse
"As a second time mom I was so thankful for the class to help remind me and prepare me for what labor and delivery is all about. I love that my partner is given an active role and knows what to do to be a support and advocated for me during birth. I liked how well rounded the class was and how it emphasized mom's health as being a very important part of birth preparation. We really enjoyed the class and have recommended it to friends. Thank you!"
-Sally and Nick
"Amanda was open to any questions or concerns and if she didn't have the answer/resource right then and there, she quickly got back to us. She was quick to listen and support us yet also encouraged us to learn and research for ourselves to make our own decision. She also seemed knowledgeable about resources and options in our area. I am so glad my husband and I chose to attend a Bradley Method class. It really helped prepare us for labor, know what to expect, and give us the tools we needed to make the best decisions for our family."
-Liz and Brent
"This was a wonderful class. We learned all about how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and what to expect during labor. The class gave us the information to make educated decisions about our pregnancy, labor and delivery. I would highly recommend the Bradley classes to expecting parents wanting a natural birth experience."
-Gina and Ben
"Our experience with the Bradley Method was incredible. My husband and I used all that Amanda taught us during our labor, especially the relaxation techniques. Amanda was a thorough teacher, and we felt fully prepared as we started laboring. Even though complications arose that forced us to deliver with a c-section, our experience was much easier because of what we took away from Amanda's class. I would recommend this birthing class to anyone!"
-Haley and Tim
"We feel so lucky to have had the chance to be a part of your wonderful class. It has been so 'eye opening' for us and we have learned SO much! Great info. and even better instructors!"
-Tara and Jim
"The idea of natural child birth can be a scary thing, and is not something that everyone you speak with fully understands or supports the decision to attempt. Our experience in the 12 week course gave us the tools to feel like we CAN do it, and gave us a group of peers that shared and supported our birthing ideals."
-Allie and Ben
"I wanted to extend the thank you for the past 12 weeks of preparation to your husband and family as well. I know Zach, who undertook the Bradley classes a little skeptically and more because I wanted to do it, appreciated having your husband there, with whom he could relate to as a coach and husband a little more. I think it is very beneficial that you share some of the teaching responsibilities with him and welcome his perspective and insight into the class--especially for partners. It truly was a wonderful and very empowering experience that gave us the confidence and knowledge we needed to have the birth we envisioned. I hope others find this feedback helpful, so that they, too, take charge of their birthing experience."
-Kristin and Zach
"We really enjoyed having a sense of community with other couples that also value a natural and healthy pregnancy and delivery. The nice thing about the Bradley classes is that it covers both mental and physical preparation, and isn't just about the day of labor/delivery - it is also emphasized to keep yourself healthy during pregnancy, and the coach has a big role to play in that as well by supporting the pregnant woman in everything from food choices to doing exercises together."
-Lisa and Curt
"I knew right away when I found out I was pregnant I didn't want to use medications for my baby's birth. Glad I found this class, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to fulfill that desire. The things we learned in the class were what kept me from needing medications during my daughter's birth. The information we learned was invaluable and not something the medical providers give you during all your appointments. The class size is great and there are lots of opportunities to ask questions. So glad that The Bradley Method classes are available here in Eau Claire."
-Jocelyn and Mike
"The most amazing part of the Bradley class is that
it prepares you for the unpredictable. You recognize the signs of labor,
changes in emotions, & gain the confidence that you can do this.
Amanda is especially patient & she is a great educator. Regardless
of the type of labor you experience, you can utilize a variety of
techniques to adapt to the situation. I
think the Bradley class helped me understand what was happening to my
body, my baby, & the terminology the doula, nurses, & doctor
were using so I wasn’t scared when the time came to give birth to my
son. I would recommend the Bradley class to anyone whose goal is to have
a better understanding of labor & the choices available to you
& your baby."
-Suzy and Sam
"We took the Bradley Method classes with Amanda Gunderson in Eau Claire, WI. She was fantastic and I can't imagine going through my first pregnancy without her!"
-Lisa and Eric