Bradley classes are extremely comprehensive. One of the biggest impacts I noticed for myself was that, even after the first class, I felt much less afraid of the labor and childbirth process. I came to understand so much about labor and birth, and healthy ways to respond to it, that I simply wasn't afraid any more. Removing my fear turned out to be 99% of the battle won! Knowledge truly is power.
Bradley classes will teach you about, among other things: -optimal nutrition in pregnancy -pregnancy changes, and how it all affects you -all of the stages of childbirth, and healthy, comforting ways to work through each one (including lots of practice) -the supportive, critical role of your coach during childbirth, and how s/he can help -deciding your priorities and coming up with a birth plan -the benefits of breastfeeding -normal, healthy childbirth, and why drugs should be avoided when possible -variations of the norm- what to expect when complications arise.
A Bradley class can be an ideal experience for those families that desire an enthusiastic teacher coupled with a smaller class size. The personal attention not possible in a larger-sized class will be an advantage for you.
I'm also pleased to offer assistance in Spanish, for those who need occasional translation!
Please note that the series to begin on August 28, 2016 will be held at Premier Birth Center in Winchester, VA, while other series are taught in Ashburn, VA. Please send me a message if you are in the Winchester area and would like to inquire about scheduling a series to suit your due date!