Childbirth Education

This birth class prepares the expectant person and partner by encouraging them to feel empowered, make informed decisions, trust in one’s body, and surrender to the natural unfolding of labor and birth. Classes are taught with a caring, and evidence-based approach.
Incorporated with simple and thorough techniques that enable the birthing person to channel one’s strength, confidence, and relaxed disposition when preparing for labor and birth. 
This course gives you the foundational building blocks that every
woman needs to create her empowering birth experience.
You will discover that your MIND, BODY, and TEAM are your most important Building
Blocks and how to utilize them for a happier, healthier, and easier birth experience.
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The Bradley Method Class: $400 
10 weeks; 2 hour class each week

The Bradley Method® classes cover: nutrition, exercise, comfort during pregnancy, the coaches (partner/husbands) role during the whole process, understanding labor and birth, variable that may arise, cesarean sections and how to avoid them, postpartum care, breastfeeding and caring for your new baby.

Our classes cover a few topics that are rarely discussed in other classes including how to prevent tearing, how to make the best of it if a cesarean is necessary, and most importantly, how to practice informed consent. A skill that you will use the rest of your life. We meet once per week for 10 weeks, having a total of 10 classes. This time commitment is essential to achieve the birth you're hoping for!

 

The Bradley Method® is unique. Our classes stress the importance of Healthy Baby, Healthy Mother and Healthy Families. We attract families who are willing to take the responsibility needed to prepare for birth and parenting. 

Why take classes in The Bradley Method®


This method is unlike any other in that it will offer both you and your birth coach a deep understanding of how pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting go. 90% of “Bradley birthers” look back on their entire experience positively even if plans changed during the course of the labor.




What is the difference between The Bradley Method® and other types of childbirth classes?


The Bradley Method® is unique. Our classes stress the importance of Healthy Baby, Healthy Mother and Healthy Families. We attract families who are willing to take the responsibility needed for preparation and birth.




Tell me more about the class:


This is a natural childbirth method that works - Natural childbirth is an important goal since most people want to give their babies every possible advantage. Without the side effects of drugs given during labor and birth. The Bradley Method® classes teach families how to have natural births. The techniques are simple and effective. They are based on information about how the human body works during labor. Couples are taught how they can work with their bodies to reduce pain and make their labors more efficient. Of over 1,000,000 couples trained in The Bradley Method® nationwide, over 86% of them have had spontaneous, unmedicated vaginal births. This is a method that works!




What will my partner learn?


Your partner/husband will learn to be an excellent coach/doula for you- Coaches face some special challenges in labor. They need special training as well as the mother. This is not a spectator sport! We begin by teaching the coach how to help her during pregnancy to be aware of things that help her be as healthy and low risk as possible. What to expect in the natural course of a birth, how to avoid unnecessary pain in labor, how to support and be an advocate for this mother. Coaches learn a series of relaxation techniques and effective labor and birth positions. The classes provide relaxation practice and labor rehearsals. They are designed to educate and motivate coaches and make them a valuable part of the birth experience.





The Two Day Workshop: $150

Not a Bradley Method Class due to shortened length

  • A Two Day Workshop, 6 hours long.
    Saturday and Sunday for 3 hours each

  • A  VERY condensed version of the course

  • This class will prepare you for What to Expect from your birth place and Choosing your Birth Team Wisely, Relaxation Techniques and Comfort Measures, Labor Staged & Positions, Hands On techniques for the Laboring Woman, and How to Prepare for Breastfeeding and the Postpartum Phase  

  • Access to Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding Resources

WHERE IS THE CLASS?

During covid, all class options are offered virtually. In person can be offered if it is your preference. 

Along with your student materials, each week you will need a yoga mat, two standard pillows, and a water bottle.

ARE THERE OTHER PERKS?

Students of any class option will receive a 20% discount on doula services.

Should I take a Birth Class if I want an epidural? Or if i'm not sure what I want?


Absolutely! No matter your plans for your birth experience, this class will open your eyes to the miracle of birth and dispel many of the mysteries. The class will also empower your partner, giving him or her the confidence to be an effective advocate for you and your baby, which will definitely be imperative if you plan to medicate. The beauty of education is it affords you the luxury of being able to make smart decisions for yourself.




Can't I take the hopsitals class?


Please understand what a TREMENDOUS value these classes are—you will receive around 25 hours of instruction! A hospital class gives you some information, but they have a vested interest in the information they share. Hospital classes are much shorter with less information and are much larger, lacking personal attention. In contrast, my classes are small and incorporate sufficient time to learn how to work together as a
team to bring your child into this world and have a healthy, happy pregnancy.




How big is the class?


The class is intentionally kept small enough for everyone to feel comfortable to ask questions, yet large enough for interaction and support from each other. I can currently accommodate up to 5 couples.




How much does it cost?


The 10 week Class is $400

Signup is for two people, the mother and her chosen coach. In addition to the class options listed above you will receive a wealth of resources, customized birth plan building, email access to your teacher for prenatal concerns, discounts on other birth services offered and light organic snacks every class (when meeting in person).
I work with families of all incomes, so payment plans are available.





Class Schedule
When Should I Take Class? 

If you are due in:            Your class should start in:

January                           August-October

February                         September-November

March                             October-December

April                                November-January

May                                 December-February

June                                January-March

July                                  February-April

August                            March-May

September                     April-June

October                          May-July

November                      June-August

December                      July-September 

Upcoming Classes 
February 2021

10-week series: $400/couple

Tuesdays
begins 2/16 – 4/20 6-8pm

Virtual