Though each class has a topic that is covered in detail, each class will also cover nutrition, exercise, positive communication, and coaching. A different relaxation technique will be demonstrated and assigned for practice each week.
Week 1: Introduction to the Bradley Method
Week 2: Nutrition in Pregnancy
Week 3: Pregnancy
Week 4: The Coaches Role
Week 5: Introduction to the First Stage of Labor
Week 6: Introduction to the Second Stage of Labor
Week 7: Planning your birth
Week 8: Variations and Complications/Postpartum Preparation
Week 9: Advanced first stage techniques
Week 10: Advanced second stage techniques
Week 11: Being a great coach/ Are you ready?
Week 12: Preparing for your new family
Class 1 – Defining the Mission: Why Natural Childbirth Mission
Class 2 – P.T. & Chow: Physical Training and Nutrition for Your Birth
Class 3 Part 1 – Setting Up Camp: Deciding Where to Birth Setting Up Camp
Class 4 – Countdown to D-Day: Final Preparations Before Giving Birth
Class 5 – Deployment: Baby on the Move Deployment
Class 6 - Supporting Arms: Mom’s Most Important Ally
Class 7 – Cadence: The Sights and Sounds of Natural Childbirth
Class 8 - The Fog of War: Keeping a Clear Head in Labor
Class 9 Part 1 – The Plan of Action: Establishing Your Priorities and Making a Plan Plan of Action
Class 9 Part 2 – Mission Accomplished! The Immediate Postpartum Period
Class 10 – Life witha New Recruit .
Women have been giving birth since the beginning of time. Why do they need a class to prepare them for something their body naturally does? Many dads have this question, especially when it involves spending $$! Unfortunately, many of our ideas about birth come from the media, which rarely presents birth in a positive — even enjoyable — manner. With each passing year, we become more comfortable with a rising cesarean rate. When a couple is trying to avoid interventions, medication, and a cesarean, it is crucial that they know their options and how to help themselves in the throes of labor. Childbirth Education gives couples those tools.
Cathleen Holt, AAHCC
Certified Bradley Instructor & Doula
Certified BIrth Boot Camp Instructor & Doula