A little about myself...
I have been teaching Bradley® classes since 2002 here in Sarasota. About 130 couples have come through my classes. I am certified as a doula through The Bradley Method®. Since 2009, I have been offering doula services for home, hospital, & birth center births.
I was introduced to The Bradley Method® when we found out we were pregnant with our first child. I knew that teaching this class would be a great stay at home career for me!
We have three beautiful "Bradley babies" : Audrey, Sarah, and Michael Joseph. Audrey and Sarah were born in Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Michael Joseph at home. All of my prenatal visits & births were attended to by midwives. All my babies were born without the use of medication for pain or invasive procedures. All were 2 weeks "late", so we had to learn how to approach that situation. No complications, no episiotomy, only minimal tears that did not need stitching. Needless to say I am very blessed.
These classes are excellent preparation for any birth place choice. I have great experience to offer from attending about 50 births.
Why I believe in The Bradley Method®:
I believe in parental responsibility for their choice in practitioners and educating themselves
I believe in the right to informed consent
I believe the father is an integral part of the birth team
I believe pregnancy and every part of labor & delivery and prepares you/transforms you into Mommy.
Most of all, I believe in women knowing how to give birth; teaching women to trust in their bodies, and to take care of themselves and their growing child.
You will grow and change because of this experience.
I am grateful to be in the expectant couple's life during this very special time!