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A certified instructor with The Bradley Method,® I am the mother of three healthy, Bradley®-born children. I began teaching The Bradley Method® in 1985 and currently reside and teach in northwest Tucson, Arizona.  I have over 30 years of experience in childbirth education and doula work.

It is my passion to help other families have safe, beautiful, natural births. I would be excited to be a part of your journey!

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Here is a little more about my own birth experiences:

When I was pregnant with our first child, my husband and I were like most people — not very well educated on birth issues. My husband had heard of The Bradley Method® from some friends and knew there was more than one way to give birth, so we started studying. We read every birth book we could get our hands on. We concluded that we did not want to take chances with routine labor and delivery drugs. They had too many inherent risks to mother and baby, and they seemed to interfere so much with the beauty and simplicity of normal, natural birth.

Our journey led us through interviewing doctors, midwives and childbirth education options until we found the right fit for us.

The result? We decided on using The Bradley Method® and had a beautiful, 9 lb, 4 oz. baby girl in 3-1/2 hours of labor assisted by a midwife. Even our midwife was pleasantly surprised with how quick and easy the birth was. Michal Lisa was given a 10/10 on the Apgar score. We were so excited about how it went (it was so different from all the horror stories we’d heard about birth), we decided to teach others how to have a sane, safe, natural birth as well. We became certified Bradley Method teachers in New York.

Four years later, this time in Harrisburg, PA, we had another baby girl, Jackie — 8 lbs, 8 oz., 2 1/2 hours of labor, and another 10/10 Apgar. And 10 years later we did it again, with midwives in Colorado Springs, CO. We had a healthy baby boy, 8 lbs, 11 oz.; David was our longest labor at 6 hours. Michal Lisa and Jackie assisted in the birth of their baby brother, while dad did the “catch” with midwives providing watchful care. It was a wonderful family experience. From the start, The Bradley Method® helped us learn what is truly normal and safe, and enabled us to experience childbirth the way it naturally should be.

I look forward to helping you have the birth you hope for too. Please call me and let's talk about your baby's birth!

DONNELL-PINEDA, NANCY 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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