1. 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!
2. Students will receive a workbook containing the class curriculum, study guides, vocabulary, information on pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, coaches/doula training, ways of handling pain in labor, pre-birth bonding, staying healthy and low risk, nutrition, protein counter, general assignments, birth plans, relaxation exercises, labor rehearsals and more. The workbook provides standardization and insures couples that their teacher is teaching according to today’s standard of classes in The Bradley Method®. Students will also see informational and inspirational videos, receive supplemental materials and hear from guest speakers.
3. This class provides excellent coach/doula training so they are able to support the birthing mother in the best ways possible. Coaches face some special challenges in labor and they should be prepared to support her because birth 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 then move on to 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.
4. When you take a class in The Bradley Method® you don't need most "extra" classes that are commonly offered. The Bradley Method® is a comprehensive class to cover it all: nutrition, exercise, being more comfortable during pregnancy, the coaches role, information about labor and birth, advanced techniques for labor and birth, complications, cesarean sections, postpartum care, breastfeeding, caring for your new baby and much more.
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Who is "the coach?"
This method of childbirth education refers to "the coach." While this coach is usually the husband and father, that is not always the case, and not a requirement. The coach is the person who will love and support the mother during her pregnancy and labor. The couple attending the class can be a combination of mom and dad, mom and friend, mom and her mom, or any other person who is going to love, care for and support the pregnant mother.
Do I need a doula and my coach?
The answer to this depends entirely on you and your coach. Many coaches and birthing mothers want and need to the support of a trained labor doula because emotions run high when it is "go time." A doula can help remind you of your education, help you advocate for yourself, and provide you with more tips, techniques and information than you might be able to remember when you are in labor. A doula can also be an extra set of hands to help out as needed with massages, getting things for the mother or the coach and being a wonderful source of knowledge, encouragement and support for the laboring mother and her coach.
When should I register?
Ideally, you should pick a class that starts between your 25th and 28th week of pregnancy. Classes fill quickly and are limited on space, so register today to reserve your spot!
Group classes will be Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm and run approximately 2 hours each and are located in Pearland, Texas.
The next group class begins February 3, 2019 and will be 10 weeks long.
Deposit - $50 is non-refundable and purchases your student workbook and class materials.
Remaining Balance - $325 is due the first week of class unless other arrangements have been made.
Any student who takes the Bradley Method® class with me will have the opportunity to receive a discounted doula package for $800.
Students still must pay the $375 class fee.
Your prompt submission of your $50 deposit will hold your space in the upcoming class.
Deposit is used to purchase your materials and is non-refundable.
The remainder of your balance is due the first week of class unless other arrangements have been made with the instructor.