"You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make...or don't make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven't done so far to create the outcome you want"-Kim Wilnder, Mother's Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth
The Bradley Birth Method® is a 12 week series that meets once a week. Each class is 2 hours long and meets in a small group format. The Bradley Birth Method® is a comprehensive curriculum and has something to offer all expecting parents!
Couples will learn:
proper nutrition for healthy baby and healthy mom
how the body changes and performs during pregnancy, labor and delivery
relaxation and breathing methods for pain management
exercises to help mom prepare for and use during labor and delivery
how to make medical decisions with informed consent
the benefits of breastfeeding
Dads will learn:
- how to be an active participant in labor and birth
- coaching techniques to comfort and support mom during labor
- how to advocate for mom and baby during labor and delivery
Couples will also learn how to choose a birth team, how to create a functional birth plan and how to prepare for a new member of the family.
Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware ... To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory. She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.
GRANTLY DICK-READ, Childbirth Without Fear
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