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When my younger brother and his wife were deciding what childbirth classes to take, of course I recommended The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth.  They found a wonderful teacher locally, but while we talked on the phone one day, my brother told me "You should just teach this!"  I realized that I have been advocating natural childbirth ever since my first daughter met us 20 years ago!  All three of my children were born using the information I gleaned about nutrition, exercise, relaxation, etc., from The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth.  I love to encourage women that you are capable of handling the complex childbirth process with education and support.  My husband and I would consider it our privilege to share a class with you.

In addition to families who prefer natural childbirth, families who consider using medication also take my classes.  My class prepares couples to stay healthy and low-risk, have positive communication with their birth team, and make informed decisions together.  No matter the outcome, my students have my full support!

Comments from students:

"Taking classes with Elizabeth was a JOY! I felt very prepared for the unmedicated natural delivery of my daughter. In her course, Elizabeth provides a wealth of information in a very accessible and interesting way. I am so happy my husband and I were lucky enough to spend 12 weeks preparing for our daughter's birth with Elizabeth's guidance.

"I highly recommend anyone that would like to have a natural birth do some preparation beforehand and if you are lucky enough take a course with Elizabeth." -- Avneet

"I've never been a part of such an intensely beautiful experience.  Your time truly helped us, especially me.  I felt confident during an unfamiliar experience.  I was able to provide support to my wife when she needed me. I not only witnessed but was a physical part of my child's birth.  Thank you both." -- Mike

"Thank you Elizabeth and Richard! We learned so much in your class and it made a huge difference in our delivery. We felt educated and empowered and best of all delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl!" -- Kelley

"Words still can't describe how grateful Ryan and I are to you and Richard for being such wonderful teachers. Even though we had an overall medicated experience that we didn't set out to have, we were able to make it through the whole labor and delivery much better because of what we learned in your class. Ryan talked me through a whole day of extremely strong contractions without any pain medication and then through a whole additional day of worry, stress, and additional strain on my body from lots of interventions because of what we learned from you all. Everyone who came into our room commented on how good we were at relaxing into everything that kept being thrown at us and at how relaxed I was through the pain, which was so comforting and reassuring.  I'm just overwhelmed by how grateful I am for everything you all taught us." -- Heidi

"We loved our Bradley classes with Elizabeth and Richard! I miss them...! Not only did we learn a lot about birth and about handling labor, but they also helped us talk through concerns we were having and plan how to positively communicate with our birth team." -- Hannah

"Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us in the Bradley Method® course.  We feel very blessed that we had such dedicated teachers.  We gained so much confidence and empowerment to enjoy the birth but also through pregnancy."
Lana & Mike

"Thank you both for the great class we had during the past 12 weeks. When we started the course, we did not know anything about a childbirth process and by the time it came for me to give birth to Angelika, we were educated and empowered to make the right decisions." -- Julia

"We really enjoyed our experience learning about the birth process with Elizabeth and Richard. Elizabeth is very patient and thoughtfully answered any and all questions that we had! We felt very prepared for the birth of our son, and were able to make decisions that we felt comfortable with when things went differently than we expected. I highly recommend classes with UBirth for anyone who is expecting and wants to be empowered to have a positive birthing experience." -- Adrienne

"Elizabeth Taber and her husband Richard are a truly compassionate, knowledgeable, power-duo whom my husband and I had the great pleasure of learning from in their popular Bradley Method class. What makes them standout teachers is that they are passionate about being a contribution to others as a way of life and being, and so their classes are always centered around a fundamental empowerment of their students, the parents-to-be. We were very lucky to have had their guidance during my second and third trimesters. Thanks to their expertise on natural childbirth and thorough and patient guidance, my husband and I were able to go into our very first childbirth experience with no anxiety and genuine confidence. We felt and were prepared, and for that very empowering feeling, I will forever be grateful.
"Our marriage benefited from it as well -- thanks to their thorough classes, my husband was a phenomenal birth coach during my very long labor and delivery, and I was able to witness an already-supportive husband turn into a dynamic superhero. A testament to the effectiveness of their classes is that my husband and I were unperturbed by sudden changes in our 'birth plan.' Although my husband and I had planned for a homebirth, I had to have a hospital transfer after a long prodromal labor where we labored at home for over 48 hours and my water had broke for the last 24 hours of it; and yet, I felt in control and unafraid every second of the way thanks to all that I had learned in our Bradley Method class and thanks to the stellar support, protection, and coaching I received from my newly-Bradley-graduated husband.
"When it came time for delivery, the whole process was rhythmical and dare I say, even fun. All the pushing exercises and simulations had paid off. Pushing my daughter out into this world was indeed a thrilling privilege, and my husband and I still high-five each other about that incredible experience. I would like all parents-to-be to take the Bradley Method course with Elizabeth and Richard so that they, too, can experience a truly empowering childbirth." -- Kumiko

"We want to thank you for enlightening us and guiding us through this journey.  Your kind words and knowledge have helped us put our minds at ease.  We feel comfortable with our decision to birth without fear.  There is only love and power between us as a couple, and that is a direct result of getting to know you both over the last 12 weeks." -- Alecia & Josh

"Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom on preparation before and during childbirth.  We learned so much in this class and feel empowered to work for the birth we want." -- Marcella & James

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Series Schedule (Start Dates)
Monday, October 22, 20187:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 20187:00 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 20197:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 20197:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 20197:00 PM
Tuesday, October 15, 20197:00 PM

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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