IT’S NOT ABOUT NATURAL, IT’S ABOUT EMPOWERMENT!
What is the Bradley Method®?
The Bradley Method® is prenatal education that teaches mothers to work with their bodies during labor to achieve a natural childbirth. We believe that through our classes women will gain the education, preperation and support they need to give birth naturally. The help of a loving and supportive coach is key to this. The Bradley Method® teaches natural labour techniques in which a woman and her coach play an active part. Mothers are taught how to deal with the stress of labour by tuning in to her own body, trust their own bodies and work as team with their coach.
Why should I consider the Bradley Method®?
The kind of pregnancy, labour, and birth our children experience has a profound and lifelong effect on the child and mother. These effects including mental, emotional, and physical health. The Bradley Method® teachs mothers how to have a natural pregnancy and a natural childbirth, in turn giving their baby the best possible start in life. Natural Childbirth is the safest for both mom and baby!
How is this method different from other methods offered in Calgary and area?
The Bradley Method® focuses on relaxation during labour. Relaxation is the safest and most effective way to cope with pain and avoid unnecessary pain. Other classes try to control the pain and sensations of labour through distraction or medication. The Bradley Method® teaches mothers to trust their bodies and work with their bodies through labor.
The Bradley Method® teaches couple to stay low risk through nutrition and exercise. We understand that there are circumstances that are out of your control and we talk about those circumstances, however low risk gives parents more choices so we will help you reach that goal.
This series of classes will be taught in Airdrie, for Airdrie, Calgary and the surrounding small communitites.
What does the Bradley Method® teach?
- The Bradley Method promotes the following:
- Natural childbirth
- Husband-coaches who actively participate
- Excellent nutrition – the foundation of a healthy pregnancy
- Avoidance of drugs in pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding
- Using natural breathing and relaxation techniques
- Tuning in and listening to your body
- Bonding with your baby through immediate, continuous contact
- Breastfeeding soon after birth
- Communicating positively
- Parental responsibility in decision making
- Preparedness for the unexpected (emergency childbirth, Cesarean section)
Why are classes 12 weeks long?
The Bradley Method® is a 12 week series designed to give both mother and coach adequate preparation time for the birth of their child. In giving mothers and coaches time to prepare both physically and mentally, your birth can be a beautiful and joyful experience. With the help of your Bradley® Instructor, you and your partner will be able to spend the weeks leading up to your child’s birth beautiful connecting and focusing your full attention on the little one soon to be born. It is wonderful time to grow in confidence as a team. We also discuss staying healthy during pregnancy, which should be started as soon as possible. It is suggested that you start your Bradley Method® classes in the fifth month (20th week) of pregnancy. However, feel free to contact me if it is later in your pregnancy as there may be other options available.
Why should I choose a Bradley method instructor?
The term Bradley® is a registered trademark to ensure you are getting quality childbirth education. All Bradley Method® instructors are highly trained to help you learn how to give birth. Bradley Method® instructors are trained to help couple achieve the birth they want. and I have experienced natural childbirth. All Bradley® instructors have gone through intensive training with the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®. Bradley® instructors have themselves had a natural Bradley birth. As your Bradley® instructor I am also available to you at any time for help or questions during your pregnancy and as an extra support during your labor.
To see a complete listing of Teachers Contact The American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®: Box 5224 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-5224 (800) 4-A-BIRTH or (818) 788-6662 www.bradleybirth.com
Best Choices 4 Baby – Natural Husband-Coached Childbirth in Airdrie and serving surrounding communities including Beiseker, Irricana, Carstairs, and Olds