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First let me start off with, "Congratulations to you and yours!" It's such an important and exciting time, preparing for the arrival of your little one!!  

I'm Virginia Soutiere.  My husband and I came to The Bradley Method® of natural childbirth in 2007 as students preparing for the birth of our second child.  Our first hospital birth was what we now know to have been a cascade-of-interventions-birth that left us feeling there had to be a better way.   We created that better way by preparing for the birth we wanted with The Bradley Method®.  We had our second child in the hospital as well, but this experience was night and day compared to our first child's birth.  This birth left us feeling overjoyed and empowered!  We had our third child in the hospital, and our last was born at home here in Lafayette.  The Bradley Method® gave us the tools to achieve wonderful and empowering births, both in hospital and at home.  As an instructor, I would love to pass along these tools to you! You, too, can have your very own Bradley birth(s)!    

The Bradley Method® recommended readings are listed below.  I strongly encourage you to read at least one of the following and encourage you to read an overview of each of the following books to find the one that best fits your personality.  They are all wonderful aides. 

- "Husband-Coached Childbirth" (papas tend to prefer),
- "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way" (mamas prefer),  
- "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" Goer 
- & "The Birth Book" by the Sears.

La Leche League International's book "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" covers all things breastfeeding.  It's a phenomenal resource to have when learning to breastfeed!

"When looking for an OB, choose one with an abundant rear end and the good sense to sit upon it and wait."
-Dr. Robert Bradley


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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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