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Affiliated Instructor 2018

Hi! I'm Gail Janicola. I have been a certified childbirth educator since 1995. I am the mother of three children. My birth experiences were all very different, but each unique and special. I have had personal experiences with routine intervention and medication during labor, as well as completely natural childbirth (a goal that was realized only after I educated myself.) I believe deeply in a woman's ability to work with her body's signals to handle labor, and the power of continuous, effective support. I also have a great respect for the wise and appropriate use of modern technology and advanced medical procedures, and strive to create a balance between the two.

I often ask my students, "If discomfort and pain were not a part of pregnancy and birth, would you really want to wake up one morning and find that your baby just appeared swaddled neatly on your pillow? Would you want to eliminate every magical part of this baby's existence, from the moment you found out you were pregnant, to feeling the baby move, to connecting with your partner on the deepest level possible as you bonded over the shared creation of your child?" Without a doubt, you will learn how to alleviate pain and facilitate the progress of your labor. But, the underlying focus will be on the journey... the process of becoming a parent, becoming aware of your body, being inspired to make healthy choices for the rest of your life, and learning how to gain confidence as you effectively communicate with caregivers, family members and friends. You will gain a sense of empowerment that will influence you as a parent and as a person forever.

My group classes are limited to seven couples and are taught in my home in a warm and comfortable setting. Private classes are also available. I am committed to imparting information that is truthful, research-based and unbiased, without judgment of any kind. It is my hope that the education received in my class will serve to guide my students in making personal choices that suit them best.
Please don't hesitate to call so you can get to know me better before registering for a class. I can be reached on my cell phone at 516.848.9028 or on my home phone at 631.462.5101. I can also be contacted at the email address below.

* Do not assume that you will not be able to complete a series because your due date is fast approaching. Please contact me so I may help you to figure out your options.
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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.

This website contains information about my classes and is not the official website of The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth. The views contained on this website do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth™.

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