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I am married with six children (all born naturally using The Bradley Method®).   I am excited to have the opportunity to help educate other women about natural childbirth and it's benefits to both Mom & Baby.  I have been at home full-time with my children for nearly 18 years.  I homeschool my children and also run my own essential oils business.  A few years ago, we moved to a small farm and now raise some animals (chickens & goats) and grow a lot of food in the summer too.  

I have been fortunate to have all natural births.  However, my births have not all been the same.  I have had a hospital birth, a homebirth with a midwife and even an "emergency" childbirth where we were not able to make it to our planned birthplace.  I say "emergency" because we were not prepared to give birth where we were and called for emergency help.  However, everything was perfectly fine for both myself and my baby and thanks to the education I'd received during my Bradley classes and then my Bradley teacher training we knew what to do even in this unusual situation. 

I love helping educate and prepare women for the birth of their babies.  I also love to educate women about the importance of breastfeeding.  I have exclusively breastfed all of my babies for at least the first year, but it has not been something that came easily for me.  I have had to work hard for it with some of my babies.  Because of this personal struggle, I also have a passion for helping other mothers establish breastfeeding or solve breastfeeding problems. 

There are very few rewards that I cherish more than hearing that I helped to influence a great birth experience.  Or getting a call from a mom who is still nursing a year old baby that she nearly gave up nursing because she didn't think she could make it work!

THORP, LAURA & DEREK AAHCC<br />Affiliated Instructor
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Series Schedule (Start Dates)
Tuesday, February 5, 20197:00 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 20197:00 PM

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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