The Bradley Method® is about empowering you and the choices you make about your birth. These classes will give you and your coach the tools needed to achieve the birth that you want. It is not just about natural childbirth it is about staying low risk & healthy throughout your pregnancy & labor. It is about finding the confidence and support to tune into your mind and body and trust the natural process.
These classes will help you & your coach reach the birth of your dreams, or maybe you will discover the birth of your dreams along the way.
They will equip you with the following tools to help you achieve your ideal birth:
Natural pain management
How to avoid interventions
Comfort measures during pregnancy and labor
Relaxation (pregnancy and birth)
Common drugs used in hospital births
Postpartum care for mom and baby
Breastfeeding in the first few weeks
How to have a natural birth in a hospital
And much, much more.........
What if I want an Epidural?
The purpose of childbirth classes are so that YOU are making the decisions for your birth & your family.
You do not have to just go along with standard protocol. If you make the decision to have an epidural it should be your decision not the hospitals’.
Childbirth classes will give you the information to make informed decisions about hospital protocol & procedures. Knowing the benefits and risks of what to expect from this experience will make it a better experience.
Otherwise you may end up wishing you were more prepared when it is too late…
As a teacher it is my goal to foster a supportive and positive environment for my students where everyone feels free to share their personal feelings, be it fears and joys, about their birth.
I want to empower and help you learn as much as you can, so that you and your Coach have the confidence and information to make the best "informed" choices needed to have a healthy pregnancy and labor. Those choices will benefit you and your baby during pregnancy and beyond.
I strive for the classes to be inspiring, dynamic and engaging. I feel for many, this is the first step to growing and establishing your birth community. Hopefully through this process I will also gain lasting friendship.
This is a very exciting time and I am happy you’re considering The Bradley Method®.