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Education is one of the best steps you can 
take to being the best parent you can be. 
Your baby is relying on you. 

Childbirth classes in The Bradley Method ® classes are designed to teach about the normality of birth. These classes remind folks to trust in, and work with, their body
  • Bradley™ childbirth classes provide current research and up-to-date information 
  • Bradley™ childbirth classes teach how to communicate effectively and positively with your medical team 
  • Bradley™ childbirth classes provide the time to practice relaxation techniques for effectively managing pain without drugs
  • Bradley™ childbirth classes teach about the laboring person's anatomy and the physiology of childbirth
  • Bradley™ childbirth classes teach partners how to coach you through this amazingly athletic event
Lia Berquist, CD, AAHCC, CD(TVL)

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 A childbirth class should help you to feel comfortable giving birth where you choose. Whether you choose to give birth in a hospital, a birth center, or at home, the birth of your child is exactly that: YOURS.
In the words of my beloved obstetrician, 
"It's your show."
Come learn how to safely make it so.  

Included in the fee for my Bradley Method® childbirth class is continual access to me via phone, email, or text until the birth of your baby. 

Contact me for pricing. A $75 retainer is required to reserve your spot. Cash, check, all major credit cards, cash app, PayPal, Venmo accepted.

Centrally located and serving all of Southern California, childbirth classes are held in Long Beach at Your Natural Birth on Naples Island (only a few minutes off the 22 & 405).


"I  wanted to thank you for an amazing Bradley class experience! I was so relieved to find you so down to earth and normal (I was thinking you would be a bit granola, lol) and I feel more confident even just knowing you're a phone call or text away (I need to hear your voice in my head to combat the negative-nancies that want to grow there). Your enthusiasm is infectious and I know it has boosted my confidence. " - Bailey, Mom to Zalia

STANDARD OF PRACTICE: The standard of practice for Bradley Teachers is 12-continuous weeks of classes. Why? Because it works. Couples should ask for and receive the proven standard of TWELVE complete weekly classes. More couples are able to birth naturally with three months of practice than do couples who take a shortened series. 

BERQUIST, LIA AAHCC<br />Affiliated Instructor
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(816) 588-4999

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Series Schedule (Start Dates)
Sunday, June 11, 20239:00 AM
Monday, June 12, 20236:30 PM
Sunday, July 30, 202311:30 AM
Monday, September 11, 20239:00 AM

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.

This website contains information about my classes and is not the official website of The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth. The views contained on this website do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth™.

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