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Congratulations on your pregnancy and upcoming birth! This is an exciting time!

You may be full of questions and concerns and I’m here to help you find the answers you need. I’ve had four wonderful children using The Bradley Method®.


While pregnant with my first child in 2008 my husband and I were taking a walk. I told him I would like to have a natural birth and exclusively nurse our baby.  When he asked why, I didn’t have the answers, but I knew if I really wanted to follow through with my passion, I needed some facts. I first started communicating with friends I knew who had beautiful, unmedicated, natural births and healthy babies. This led me to The Bradley Method®.

I found a local Bradley instructor and immediately enrolled in her class.  My husband and I loved learning in our Bradley classes and looked forward to them all week.  I learned about what my body was going through during pregnancy and what labor would feel like. Appropriate exercises and nutrition advice to keep me strong and healthy during  pregnancy were taught, as well as methods to help me through labor, and positive ways of handling pain. The best part was being informed, empowered, and prepared for my new family with confidence!

My husband learned how to be an excellent coach and he supported me physically and emotionally throughout the pregnancy and labor which inevitably strengthened our bond with each other. I read numerous books and felt prepared for my son the day he was born.  It was a beautiful hospital birth and my son came into the world calm and wide eyed.  I was able to nurse right away and we quickly created a beautiful relationship.

While pregnant with my second child, I read more and brushed up on my Bradley techniques. I decided this time I wanted a home birth.  I was honored to have my Bradley instructor available as my doula, plus my supportive husband, and a midwife. I relaxed through the contractions, taking them one at a time.   I succeeded in having a beautiful water birth in the comfort of my home, surrounded by peace and serenity.  Following this positive experience, I knew I wanted to help other women have a great birth experience. We  welcomed our third baby at home December 2011 and our fourth January 2015.


Our whole family traveled all the way to California in June 2010 where I was trained to be a doula and childbirth instructor by the creators of The Bradley Method®. I am excited and motivated to help you enjoy your pregnancy, have the best birth experience you can, and form a loving bond with your new blessing and your growing family from the start.
My goal is to impart my knowledge to the pregnant woman and her partner as a Bradley childbirth educator and doula and to share my experience in the hope that every woman experiences the birth of her dreams. Your upcoming pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum care does not have to be a source of anxiety or uncertainty. It can be full of excitement and hope with the goal of both a “Healthy mommy and a healthy baby”.


KOVACS, MICHAL & KALMAN AKIVA AAHCC<br />Affiliated Instructor
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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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