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Affiliated Instructor 2023

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Welcome and congratulations on your pregnancy!

Only a few short years ago I was in your shoes, unsure of the direction to take my childbirth education but knowing I wanted what was best for my baby and to be as informed as possible about my pregnancy and upcoming birth. But I was scared. Scared of the pain, the unpredictability, and the horror stories I had heard and seen on TV/movies. After taking The Bradley Method® classes and using the method to deliver my daughter I was able to look back at my birth as the most beautiful day of my life. I had prepared for 12 weeks and went to the hospital informed, confident, and ready. When people ask me about my birth they are always amazed to hear how fondly I describe them and that there was no medication or intervention used at all. I have since had another child, a son, out of hospital at a birth center, born into the water.

Today I teach The Bradley Method® which includes the natural process of labor and birth; preparation mentally, physically, and emotionally; and how to work with your body during labor to avoid unnecessary pain. Other important topics covered include nutrition, breastfeeding, and relaxation practice. Support partners play an active role in the weekly classes, learning how to be the mother’s coach, advocate, and support. Classes include more than just lectures, they are interactive with games, activities, discussion, videos, and we follow your very own workbook that is yours as a keepsake. 

I am also available to attend your birth as a doula and my students receive a discount. 

Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in signing up for a series. I look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Series 

Sundays, October 8, 2023 - December 31, 2023 from 4-6 - Premier Birth Center Chantilly (no class November 26th or December 24th)

**Virtual options available, please email to inquire**

*If you miss an in person class you can attend a virtual session OR watch the recording*

For registration information please email

BAGNELL, BETHANY AAHCC<br />Affiliated Instructor
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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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