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“It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.” ~Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, 1953

I’m so happy that you have trusted me with your birth experience.  Whether this is your first, last, or somewhere in between, my only goal is to help you achieve the best birth experience that you are capable of.  I believe that experience can be a natural one-The Bradley Method®.  Together we will learn it, practice it, and you and your partner will use it to the best of your ability.  We don’t know what the future holds, but I can promise you this, you will be prepared to have a natural birth experience.

I have had three unique birth experiences.  Let’s be honest, any birth experience that results in a healthy child is truly a miracle:  Something to be celebrated and remembered forever.  But as women, we play  a role in our child’s life that is as unique as their tiny fingerprints.  We birth them.  We bring them into the world.  The way in which we choose to bring them into the world can have a profound effect on our relationship with them, their early and long-term health, and our own sense of value in their lives.

My first child was born by C-Section.  It’s true, as I look back on that experience I often wonder whether I really needed a C-Section.  But I am hesitant to say I regret it.  While not ideal, sometimes medical intervention is necessary, and I consider knowledgeable doctors and nearby hospitals a blessing to be counted.  My baby is healthy, smart as a whip, and a great boy to be around.  The fact is, however, that I went into that birth experience totally uneducated about birth, did what my doctor told me to do, and felt in the end, I had missed something grand.  So I set out determined to see if there was something better.

My research convinced me that a natural child birth experience, the Bradley Method®, was indeed, the way to go.  My second child was born, a VBAC.  He was no peanut: 9 pds, 15 oz, and 22 in. long.  I required no stitches afterward.  I credit my Bradley training, my supportive husband, my doula, my birth plan, and my nurse and doctor, who were equally interested in my quest to achieve a VBAC.

My third child was a natural VBAC home birth.  I can’t adequately describe the emotions that accompanied this birth.  Long gone were the memories of my first birth, a purely medical experience, complete with the medication, hospital food, and IVs.  Present were my own bed, my own food, and my baby, in my arms, going nowhere soon.  The “ultimate perfection of human love”, indeed.

My fourth baby was a speedy birth. Very different from my others indeed. My water broke early in the morning and we waited most of the day for things to begin. Around dinner contractions started fast and close!! He was born just under two hours start to finish. It was crazy fast. He was born in the water healthy and happy. He is the sweetest boy.

 My fifth baby was born in September!! He was almost two weeks late. This pregnancy tested my patients and me learning to just relax and trust my body. He was born a healthy 10lbs 10oz ball of perfection. It was my best birth and was so amazing. I felt great and the birth was the birth of my dreams.  

Baby Number Six is due this August 2017!!!!

I’m not sure when I became so interested in birth and so passionate about helping women achieve a natural child birth experience.  I believe it is innate for me.  I want to help you.  I want to teach you how to have the kind of experience I know you can have.

I’m not alone in this process.  My husband Chris attends and participates in most classes.  He has an ability to connect with your partner in a way you and I simply cannot.  He’s been through all three births.  He has a way of instilling confidence where there is none, creating interest where it is lacking, and magnifying excitement when it’s time.  No matter where your partner is at in this process, Chris will bring your partner to a perspective that is right for you and help create a coach who will guide you through this challenging, yet rewarding experience.

Again, I am so glad you’ve entrusted me with your birth experience.  I won’t let you down.  We’ll be partners until that little one comes, and then, well it’s you and your coach and your family and your support system.

You’ll do great.  Let me help you.

Jennifer Dutkiewicz

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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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