Empowered Childbirth :: The Bradley Method®
The comprehensive childbirth education series that offers expectant parents tools for pregnancy, birth, and life with a newborn!
The Bradley Method® views birth as a normal and exciting experience. Classes are thorough for expectant parents who have the goal of working with their body naturally.
Bradley Childbirth classes emphasize evidence based information. Class topics include:
•Relaxation and working with your body
•Optimal health during pregnancy and labor
•The benefits of labor for the mother and baby
•Support skills for a
•Exercises for labor and
•Informed consent questions, and
techniques to avoid unnecessary interventions
•Common procedures during pregnancy and birth, informed decision making
•Process of labor and birth
unexpected situations, and Cesarean sections
•Creating Birth Plans
Learning relaxation techniques and ways to eliminate unnecessary pain are a central aspect to a positive birth experience. We focus on tools to create a birth team that is supportive for your the birth you desire. Creating a comfortable environment, and a supportive relationship between the mother and partner are central aspects to this series. Parents-to-be are equipped to have a healthy, childbirth through good nutrition, regular exercises, relaxation, partner support, and an understanding of the birth process.
The health of the mother and baby are the first priority. Couples will learn about possible complications, interventions commonly used, and how to make informed decisions. Classes emphasize staying healthy and low-risk, as well as how labor and birth impact the mother and baby.
Breastfeeding and postpartum are also covered. Birth is just the start of the parenting process! Reading and resources for pregnancy, parenting, and early childhood are offered. We will discuss common issues that emerge as people transition into the new role of parenting.
HOW DO WE RESERVE OUR SPOT IN THE CLASS?
Contact us by phone or email. You can reserve your spot in class with a $100 deposit. The balance is due at the beginning of the first day of class.
WE’RE NOT YOUR TYPICAL COUPLE, IS THAT A PROBLEM?
No. We are solely interested in your birth experience. We welcome you regardless of race, religion, creed, sexual orientation and so forth. Furthermore, we recognize that the coach may not be a parent. We simply need a mom who wants to have a natural childbirth and partner who is willing to help.
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING TO CLASS?
Please bring a reusable water bottle for both of you, and a blanket and a several pillows. We will supply you with a copy of the Bradley student workbook and handouts that you should bring to class each session.
This class is a big time commitment, but it is worthwhile. The length of the class and the time we spend together gives your partner and you a great foundation to build on, and keeps you accountable and on task to ideally prepare you for your best possible birth.
Classes focus on evidence-based skills for a healthy and satisfying birth experience. With the foundation of a healthy body, educated spirit, and supportive birth team, mother and partner are empowered to calmly and confidently approach labor and their postpartum experience. Congratulations on your pregnancy, and your pursuit of a healthy, empowered birth!
For more information, please contact by email or telephone.
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Classes are offered at Mill No. 5 in downtown Lowell.
Plenty of free parking is available.