"Thank you from the deepest part of my heart for all of your knowledge and helpful teachings that gave me the most incredible experience of my life. It is because of you and your class that Oliver and I got to have such an amazingly healthy natural birth. You not only gave us the tools to go through the process, you gave us the ammunition and confidence to be able to birth in a hospital setting. This truly to me is priceless and I wanted you to know how valuable you truly are/were in my pregnancy/birth. So..thank you!" - Kristi W
I believe that everyone can benefit from gaining a better understanding of the normal process of labor and birth and learning how to best support one another throughout this process. My classes are tailored to fit your needs, and I offer several options for childbirth preparation.
Come join a class today, and find the tools and knowledge you and your partner need to acheive the birth experience you desire and make a smooth transition to parenthood.
The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth is based on the belief that birth is a natural process and with the right preparation and education, most couples can deliver without the use of medications and/or interventions. The Bradley Method course is designed for couples that are seeking to have a natural un-medicated birth. This nationally recognized, evidence based class helps couples tune into their bodies during labor to find what is comfortable for them. Bradley is comprehensive in nature and covers a wealth of important topics including laboring at home and in the hospital, positions for labor, partnering with your provider, and most importantly coping techniques for handling the ups and downs that go with each stage of labor. Couples build their own unique toolbox for labor and birth using a multitude of natural coping techniques with the addition of medical tools only when necessary. The course also includes several practical and realistic labor rehearsals and relaxation practice
All Bradley classes come with the official Bradley Workbook in addition to a wealth of birth related materials and resources personally put together by me.
Fast Track to Natural Birth Track to Natural Birth is a mini course in natural childbirth based on The Bradley Method. This class is designed for couples who are interested in natural birth, but, for a variety of reasons, are not able to take a lenghier class. Please note that I strongly encourage all irst time couples to take The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth, as it offers the best preparation for natural birth. However, I do understand that there are times when circumstances prevent you from devoting weeks to childbirth education. It is my goal to provide personalized education for all couples interested in natural birth and this is why I created the fast track/mini course.
Fast Track topics covered include signs of labor, how to labor at home, and when to head to the hospital. Couples learn a variety of coping strategies to handle even the most intense challenges of labor and practice important positions to help ease labor pain and speed progress. Medical interventions and tools for decreasing your chances of needing a cesarean are also covered. Fast Track classes include a practical labor rehearsal and also the opportunity to hear other couples share their birth story.
For second, third etc. time parents only:
Natural Chidbirth Refresher is designed for couples that are expecting again and wish to have a natural birth for this pregnancy. This course draws from the Bradley philosophy. Refresh your mind about what to expect during labor, learn how to labor at home and in the hospital, discover your inner strength, and practice multiple coping strategies. You do NOT need to have had a natural birth in the past to take this course. Natural Birth Refresher is a good fit for women desiring a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC course). Unlike standard childbirth classes, this course address issues unqiue to second time couples and moms seeking a VBAC. This course provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to have a natural birth.
Private Sessions: For all couples I also offer the option of one or two session private classes. Please let me know if a private class is a better fit for your needs. Thank you.
For more information about the classes I teach please contact me via email:
or phone: 804- 639--5902
" Dear Heather, Friday at 3:45pm Mrs Ella Jade was born, your class was the greatest help a first time dad can get to help the mother of his child. My daughter is healthy 8.2 pound red haired blue eyed baby girl and you allowed me the greatest joy of helping my wife with labor and for that i will forever be gratefull to you."
From L. H. (Bradley Dad December 2012)