Bradley Method® teacher since 1996. I have two children. My first was born by cesarean section and my second was born at home in a planned home birth. The two very different births and my additional experience as a doula (birth assistant) combined with many years of teaching have given me a broad perspective on the work of preparing to birth and parent.
Evidence based information will be provided in an open and supportive environment where each individual is supported to develop their own best plans for labor and beyond.
A comprehensive approach Skill development includes: Hands-on partner exercises, labor positions, massage techniques, mindfulness training, pain management, advocacy skills, breastfeeding and postpartum planning. Small class size allows for individual attention.
12 weeks of class provides ample time to develop friendships. Classmates find and lend social support for the hard work of birth and parenting. Bradley classes include an emphasis on the partner's role, but single mothers are equally welcome and encouraged to attend. It does take a village... and you can start to connect to your village in your Bradley class. LGBTQ identified welcome.
Classes are held in a lovely converted barn that is well outfitted with hard wood floors, yoga
mats, birth balls and variety of seating options. Handicapped
accessible with advance notice.
Birth Experience Pot-Luck dinners
These dinners provide us the opportunity to
hear birth stories from recent class graduates. We get to ask
questions, meet babies, and hear first hand about their amazing
transitions to family life. You will be encouraged to return after your
birth and share your story at a dinner as well.
Telephone birth support included Clients are encouraged to reach out with questions and for support
where desired; in between classes, in birth and during the postpartum