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We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It’s profitable to scare women about birth. But let’s stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been habit throughout your life so far I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.  
-- Ina May Gaskin

Welcome and congratulations on your pregnancy! I am so glad you've decided to look into the Bradley Method® for your upcoming birth. I teach my classes in Belmont and in Cambridge, MA, and after having three wonderful natural births myself (two in local hospitals and one at home), it has become my passion to teach this method to other pregnant couples. 

At the heart of The Bradley Method® is preparation and education--many women find that they neither want nor need medical interventions during their births after taking classes. It teaches you to "tune in" to yourself and to work with your body, instead of relying on distraction (or medication). Topics include labor and what to expect, nutrition for mama and baby, exercises that condition and tone your body in preparation for birth, relaxation and massage for pain management, informed consumer choices, and positive communication with birthing staff. (Plus, the why behind these topics!) We will also focus on training your partner as your birth coach and advocate--an educated and prepared partner creates a more rewarding experience for the entire family! And, since birth is just the beginning (not the finish line) it's important to me to help couples face the challenges that the first weeks (months? years?) may bring, and to find a successful path to parenthood. 

In classes we will watch videos, discuss birth topics using the student workbook, play some games, practice positions, and hold labor rehearsals. Ideally, it’s best to start your series during the second trimester. 

Coming this fall, classes in my new location on the North Shore in Beverly, MA. 

"I would definitely recommend Susanna's class to a friend (or a stranger).  She's very knowledgeable and friendly - a great resource as you get ready for your big event." - Adam, West Roxbury

“Susanna - We are extremely grateful to you for the amazing, in-depth and personalized course. It helped us get through some tough moments! I lost count of how many times we discussed your tips and course during those 2 crucial days at the hospital. Thank you, Susanna.” - Deepak, Belmont, MA

“Looking back, we can't imagine how things could have gone this well without all the help and wisdom and practice from our Bradley class.” - Stephen, Cambridge, MA

“Susanna, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for guiding us through. We used so many tools that you taught us.  Having the knowledge that we gained I think really helped us get through the long haul that it was.” –Aran, Cambridge, MA

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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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