Birth is the most sacred of passageways. There is nothing more beautiful, profound or powerful than the process of bringing forth a child, given especially to you, into the world. As women, most of us will give birth less than a handful of times. We have the opportunity to seize this moment and give birth in a powerful way that brings fulfillment to the heart and gives our children the gift of the healthiest pregnancy, birth, and babyhood we can possibly give. There is only so much one can control, but in the areas that we DO have control, there are a wide range of choices that can have profound effects on your health and the health and delivery of your baby. We CAN give birth well. In my opinion, giving birth well means taking full responsibility for childbirth choices and then surrendering to the forces of birth. When couples are informed of the wide range of choices they have and make decisions based on facts rather than myth or fear that is where true empowerment lies. Couples who work together as a team form a bond through the birth process that not only enhances their lives as parents, but also as husband and wife.
"I feel very fortunate to have met Jamie and learn about the Bradley Method. The knowledge I gained in class changed a crucial and important part of my life, for my baby's health and my own. I learned about the many options and rights of birthing which "none" of my friends, who were also gestating, ever learned or heard of in their classes. Jamie helped me understand what questions I should ask my doctor, how to identify if this doctor is the right one for me, how to physically and mentally achieve a natural birth experience without an epidural, what to know and expect after the little one is born, and all this helped me feel well equipped, confident, and ready to give birth. I stopped being nervous and scared. With all the useful information taught in class, I confidently made decisions and I was "in control" of my birthing experience instead of "being controlled." Jamie is a great listener, comfortable to talk to, and is the most helpful in answering questions to a T." from Melissa
During the series we will cover the following information and much more:
*Total body relaxation to avoid unnecessary pain
*Training your husband (or partner) as birth coach
*How to stay healthy and low risk
*How to advocate for individualized care in a routine birth environment
*Pros and cons of drug use and other interventions in labor and delivery.
*Variations and unexpected situations
*Natural and effective ways to gauge labor progress
*Postpartum and Newborn Care
I am committed to giving each family as much personal attention as they need to achieve their goals. I am always available by phone or email to ask questions or discuss things that are happening with your particular birth situation. Many moms call me post-partum to ask for breastfeeding support which I am always happy to offer.