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JENKINS, RACHELLE & NATHAN AAHCC
Affiliated Instructor 2014

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Rachelle and Nate are the parents of 4 children, 3 of whom were birthed using the Bradley Method®.  
Even long before I had children I always knew that I wanted to have a natural birth.  The problem is that I was a little naive and expected that if I wanted a natural birth, then I could have one.  What I didn't realize was that the hospital system is not set up today to support natural birth.  So after taking a short childbirth class, we went into our first birth largely unprepared with an obstetrician who did not support natural childbirth.  Although I did not experience the many horrors other women have in this scenario, I did end up being largely unsatisfied with this birth experience, and I ended up taking Stadol.  
When we became pregnant with our second child, we knew we wanted to change things, so we did a lot of research, signed up for a Bradley Method® class, read a lot of books, hired a doula, and changed care providers and hospitals.  We had a lovely natural birth.  With our third and fourth babies we decided to have home births.  These births were also wonderful, life-changing experiences.  
I enjoy parenting more than anything I've done in my life, but it is a very hard and challenging job.  I want to help support other parents in their journeys to make the best decisions for their children and families.  I feel that teaching childbirth education is the best way to do this.  I believe an empowering birth is a rite of passage into the wonderful journey of parenting.  I became a Bradley instructor so that I could help support others on this journey right from the start.

For More Info
(319) 930-3737
nrjenkins616@yahoo.com

Area Served:
IOWA CITY, IA
WELLMAN, IA

Series Schedule (Start Dates)
Wednesday, May 28, 20146:30 PM
Wednesday, September 03, 20146:30 PM
Wednesday, December 03, 20146:30 PM

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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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