December 13, 2017

Childbirth Education

Education is Key to a Positive Childbirth Experience

Childbirth classes are fundamental in understanding how your body works in labor so you know how to work with your body, therefore making labor easier and shorter.  You will learn about the standard procedures of hospitals, why they do them and what your options are.  This information is also important for those delivering in a birth center or at home because we talk about having a backup plan in case you need to transfer.  Knowing what to expect takes away so much fear and uncertainty, which in turn eliminates a lot of pain in labor.  We often have fear of the unknown.  Fear causes tension-tension causes pain.  Come learn about labor and pain reduction techniques so you can anticipate your birth with confidence.

Bradley Method Classes

The Bradley Method Classes are about teaching the partner how to support the laboring women and how to help her relax and be confident in her body’s ability to give birth without intervention, if that is her preference.

Of the women that take this class the percentage of non-medicated delivery is 84%.  Invest in your body and baby!  If you commit the time, upon completion, you will feel confident you are well prepared for labor and delivery!

Topics Covered:

  • Pregnancy exercises/nutrition
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Coaching techniques
  • Stages of labor
  • Birth plans
  • Variations/Complications
  • Natural options
  • Labor rehearsals
  • Games/Videos
  • Breastfeeding/Postpartum care

The optimal time to sign up is between weeks 20-26, as my class is 10 weeks.  Contact me to discuss your schedule, I can usually make a class work for everyone.

Cost:  $375, for mom and coach; includes a workbook.  I can provide a Tax ID for billing insurance.

Next class starts: February 24th, 6p.m., in Glendora, CA

For more information about The Bradley Method visit:  http://www.bradleybirth.com

I also offer packages that include, doula services and enrichment classes.