Since my first Bradley birth 12 years ago, I've done my best to inform other couples about the benefits of this wonderful method of childbirth preparation. It is so rewarding to share what I know and then see it benefit couples and their babies!
Testimonial from Holly Warren, MD:
"I am so thankful that we had Susan Rotman to prepare us for the beautiful, unmedicated birth of our son, Jude. I had decided while I was in medical school that, when the time came, I would do whatever I could to avoid having the doctor-centered labor and birth process that I had witnessed time and again. I was particularly horrified by the slippery slope of unnecessary interventions I saw which led to unnecessary c-sections. There is simply no good reason for one of every three babies in our country to be cut out of Mom. So, when the time came, I researched natural childbirth classes and decided to study the Bradley Method. Susan was the first Bradley instructor I called, and I never needed to call another! She immediately took me under her wing and exuded confidence to me that she would be able to help us gain the knowledge we needed to allow for an unmedicated birth, even in today’s radical birth culture that encourages mothers to succumb to interventions far too quickly. Susan welcomed three other couples and us into her home and guided us passionately through the Bradley Method. She kept our attention with various types of activities and even special guests! She kept up with us through the week to make sure we were doing okay and still learning. We had incredible fun and were full of joy as we gained the confidence to be able to have our son naturally. I was especially grateful that she taught my husband what to expect and how to be my coach. Using the knowledge she shared, he was awesome! Our labor and delivery was everything we hoped it would be. I am very proud to share our birth story. I am very proud to look at my precious son and know that he was given a peaceful entrance into this world without drugs or any other unnecessary shocks to his system. I wish every expectant couple had a Susan Rotman. I’m sure glad we did!"
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Here are just a few things that make my class special:
*Students learn the keys to a healthy pregnancy and successful labor through proper nutrition, exercise and relaxation. You will learn to understand labor and how to cope with it.
*Breastfeeding gets special attention when an IBCLC Certified Lactation Consultant joins us for a comprehensive introduction to breastfeeding!!
*Couples receive a copy of the official student workbook, theirs to keep.
*Copies of Husband Coached Childbirth, by Robert A. Bradley, M.D. and Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way, by Susan McCutcheon are provided for each couples use throughout the series.
*Each couple will receive a cd wallet with over 10 hours of relaxation and guided imagery to take home and download onto personal devices.
*Extensive follow up emails are sent to students after each class. They include articles, links and notes outlining and supporting the topics discussed.
*There will be a number of books, cd's and dvd's on a variety of prenatal, birth, exercise, yoga, and relaxation topics for your use.
*There is usually a visit from one of my prior couples for a shared birth story. It is wonderful and confidence building to see a real baby and hear the details of their recent birth accomplishments.
*Make up classes are sometimes a necessity. I offer the first one at no charge.
*Couples are welcome to attend classes in the following series up until their birth at no additional cost. This is nice for review and continued encouragement.
*I host an annual Halloween reunion potluck in October for sharing stories and showing off costumed babies! It is great fun!