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My husband and I have been blessed with 4 children and positive natural birth experiences.  When I was pregnant, I heard that The Bradley Method® was very successful for natural births and I knew that was the type of birth I wanted, as safe for baby and myself as possible.  My husband learned how to be an encouraging coach and we chose certified nurse-midwives for hospital births and used a jetted labor tub for several hours with both our first and second children, whom I birthed without any pain meds. 

My 3rd, an actual waterbirth was so much better than the others.  It was truly empowering and amazing.  It was almost as wonderful as a homebirth would have been and gave me a passion to become an educator myself.  Two weeks later, we moved back to Virginia and the following year I trained to become a Bradley Method® teacher.  

We planned to have a home birth with a midwife when we found we were expecting a fourth baby, but unfortunately my water broke a month before my estimated due date, so we had a hospital birth with a supportive OB, who had agreed to back us up when planning a home birth, and had a good experience there and another Bradley(R) birth.  Baby did  really well for slightly pre-term and we overcame some breastfeeding challenges and learned a lot from this experience.  My husband had to use his coaching skills more than ever this time around and was wonderful! 

  I also exclusively breastfed my 4 children (weaned btwn. 1 yr and 2.5 yrs old, different each time).  I love empowering and educating couples so they can have the best birth experience possible.  I have had the honor to attend the births of some of my students who hired me for additional labor support as their doula as well.  I love knowing I am making a difference for couples in our area, empowering them to have the kind of birth they want here in central/southwest Virginia.  Even when things don't go according to plan, my students consistently tell me they benefited immensely from all they learned in class and it is truly a joy to help each couple.

GURETSE, AUDREY AAHCC<br />Affiliated Instructor
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The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth standard series is designed for small classes with lots of individual attention. The standard length of the classes is 12 weeks covering 12 units of instruction. The Official Student Workbook is supplied to every couple attending classes. It is 130 pages with over 75 pictures and illustrations. A Coach Card is also included. Your local instructor in The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth is an independent affiliated instructor. Some classes are video enriched and offer a Certificate of Congratulations.

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