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Congratulations on your wonderful pregnancy! 

Pregnancy, childbirth, and the days immediately following are turning points in the lives of the mother, father, and child. The more positive these experiences, the more competently and joyfully you will be able to go on as a new family. Good childbirth education can help make competence and joy possible. I am eager to provide it!

The Bradley Method® is an evidenced-based, experienced-based way to prepare for labor that has helped hundreds of thousands of couples have births they can look back on with feelings of peace and accomplishment. In a series of 12 weekly 2-hour classes, the mother-to-be and her partner/family will learn:

  • How to be healthy and comfortable in pregnancy
  • What happens in labor and birth—physically, mentally, and emotionally
  • Options for managing labor, working extensively with natural methods
  • How your partner and family can work with you
  • How to cope with complications, such as Caesarean section 
  • How to initiate breastfeeding successfully
  • Newborn care and parenting  

I have taught Bradley Method® childbirth education for over 20 years, in addition to my work as a board-certified lactation consultant, doula, mother-baby nurse, and professor of maternal-child nursing. I teach in my home in central Charlottesville, with my next course running April 19 to July 12, 2015, at a cost of $300. Please email me at with any questions, or click the link at the bottom of this page to register now.

I look forward to working with you! Mothers-to-be without partners are especially welcomed.

Christine Guarnera, RN MSN IBCLC AAHCC

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GUARNERA, CHRISTINE 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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