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My name is Bethany Bagnell. Before becoming a natural birth educator and doula I was a social worker. I have worked with homelessness, domestic violence, at-risk youth, and psychotherapy clients. Although, I knew I was doing meaningful work as a social worker, nothing could compare to the level of empowerment I felt the moment I gave birth naturally to my beautiful daughter and I knew I wanted to help other parents accomplish the birth they desired and experience that same feeling.

The Bradley Method® has impacted my life significantly because I, myself, am a Bradley® baby and so are my daughter and my son. When I first got pregnant and announced it to my family, my father immediately said “You should do The Bradley Method®”. Initially, I thought this was so strange coming from my dad. But as I learned more about the method and took the classes myself, I learned just how appropriate it was for my father to make such a suggestion. I have had a completely natural hospital birth and a natural birth center water birth

My husband, Ian, is a mechanic, outdoorsman, and your typical manly man – so naturally, he was not too excited when I told him that we would be taking a 12 week birth classes. Throughout the twelve weeks he was active participating and he successfully coached me through my 21 hour labor. If you asked him today, he would highly recommend The Bradley Method® to anyone. He teaches alongside me in some of the classes to give the coaches experience and perspective.

We are both so excited that you have decided to commit to giving your baby the best possible birth-day and we look forward meeting you and working together so you can have your desired birth!

Upcoming Series

Sunday, April 19 at 4 pm at Premier Birth Center - Chantilly

Friday, August 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm - Virtual

Sunday, July 12 from 4-6 pm - Virtual

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BAGNELL, BETHANY 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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