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Audrey Guretse, AAHCC is an affiliated childbirth educator of The Bradley Method? in the greater Roanoke, VA area.  Her classes, which are centrally located in North East Roanoke (convenient to highways 460 and 81) enable students who attend her classes to travel from Blacksburg, Lynchburg  and other surrounding areas within an hour.  

Bradley Method® classes empower you to avoid unnecessary interventions, and have the most satisfying birth experience possible for you and your baby.  They cover so many details, you will leave feeling much more confident in your ability to give birth.  Great for those planning hospital, birth center, or home births.

The rate of cesareans in the U.S. are high (about 1 in 3 births), especially for first time moms, if the labor is induced (which raises the rate to 1 in 2).  Cesarean births carry risks to mom and baby (especially if mom goes on to have more cesareans with future children), and deprive babies of the healthy gut flora they normally receive from birth, which is coming to light as being very important for one's immune system and preventing many health problems, including auto-immune diseases.  These classes are a tremendous value because it's a good way to help reduce the chances of a cesarean (or other interventions) becoming necessary.  Preparing for your birth with a series of Bradley® classes can save thousands of dollars in medical bills (avoiding a c/s), and spare families from some of the complications that can arise from interventions that are not necessary.

You will learn what kinds of questions to ask your birth provider to learn whether or not they are going to support your wishes for labor, how to work with your birth team, and how to do your best to stay healthy and low-risk, so interventions won't be necessary.  You'll learn & practice exercises & learn about good nutrition in depth, to have a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby. You'll learn how to work with your body, learn about the birth process (and your choices), new baby care, postpartum, & breastfeeding.   You'll learn how to practice relaxation, which will help tremendously in labor, have labor rehearsals and watch videos, and have great discussions and interaction.  We encourage you to contact us if you're unsure about classes, sometimes we let prospective students sit in on a current class just to see what it's like before committing to it.

You may email or call with further questions or to enroll in a class.  If you have scheduling or financial concerns, we'll do our best to work with you on that.

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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