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Summer Baby on the way?
Check out the April 30th class 

Congratulations on your pregnancy! 
And congratulations on taking one of the first steps in being the best parent you can be. 
Your baby is relying on you. 

Start your education with The Bradley Method ®. Bradley classes are designed to teach you to trust in, and work with, your body
  • Childbirth classes provide current research and up-to-date information 
  • Childbirth classes teach you how to communicate effectively and positively with your medical team 
  • Childbirth classes provide you the time to practice relaxation techniques for effectively managing pain without drugs
  • Childbirth classes teach you and your coach about a woman's anatomy and the physiology of childbirth
  • Childbirth classes teach your partner how to coach you through this amazingly athletic - yet most miraculous - event
Lia Berquist, CD, AAHCC

 A childbirth class should help you to feel comfortable giving birth where you choose. Whether you choose to give birth in a hospital, a birth center, or at home, the birth of your child is exactly that: YOURS.
In the words of my beloved obstetrician, "It's your show."
Come learn how to safely make it so.  

Included in the fee for the childbirth class, you also get 24/7 access to me via phone, email, or text. I am there for you during your entire pregnancy and do my best to offer you encouragement and information even during your labor and after baby has arrived. 

A $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot.  Cash, check, all major credit cards, apple pay, cash app, PayPal accepted.

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Centrally located and serving all of Southern California, childbirth classes are held in Long Beach on Naples Island near Belmont Shore
(only a few minutes from the Studebaker exit off the 405).
Childbirth classes are offered SUNDAY mornings and MONDAY evenings

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such an awesome class. We really learned so much, but more than that your humor and honesty really made the class enjoyable.  Out of all the available Bradley instructors that were listed online, I'm so happy we chose YOU! "  - Ai, Mom to Ella Mia

"I  wanted to thank you for an amazing Bradley class experience! I was so relieved to find you so down to earth and normal (I was thinking you would be a bit granola, lol) and I feel more confident even just knowing you're a phone call or text away (I need to hear your voice in my head to combat the negative-nancies that want to grow there). Your enthusiasm is infectious and I know it has boosted my confidence. " - Bailey, Mom to Zalia

"Our family is complete and we couldn't be more thrilled with the teachings of Lia Berquist-Fletcher.  From inception, through completion, and continuing even until now, Lia has been a wealth of knowledge, understanding and encouragement.  From our first phone call, I immediately knew she was the right person to help guide us through our journey toward completing a natural and drug free childbirth.  She answered all of my questions even though I hadn't yet met her.  She was patient and calm and very assuring.  During our 12 week Bradley courses, Lia made sure us students were very informed, and we never felt afraid to ask questions.  She continually encouraged each and every one of us, and made sure to always include the coaches or fathers, which is very important.  Our daughter was born 12 days ago, and I have been in constant communication with Lia every day.  She has been my savior during the transition home and with feeding our baby.  Needless to say, just because our classes stopped, Lia hasn't stopped being our instructor.  Without hesitation, I strongly recommend Lia to anyone who wants to have a natural childbirth.  She continues to guide us in the right direction from the moment I went into labor and through today and continuing hereon. Seeing our baby born alert and without the intervention of drugs is priceless and we couldn't have done it without Lia.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - Ally, Mom to Hunter 

STANDARD OF PRACTICE: The standard of practice for Bradley Teachers is 12-continuous weeks of classes. Why? Because it works. Couples should ask for and receive the proven standard of TWELVE complete weekly classes. More couples are able to birth naturally with three months of practice than do couples who take a shortened series. 

BERQUIST, LIA AAHCC<br />Affiliated Instructor
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(816) 588-4999

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Series Schedule (Start Dates)
Sunday, April 30, 201711:30 AM
Sunday, June 11, 20179:00 AM
Monday, June 12, 20176:45 PM
Sunday, July 30, 201711:30 AM

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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