Learn More About Bradley Method® Classes
This video is of a class favorite, it is the week where couples get work as a team and practice everything they have learned. It is in class we do first, second and third stages of labor rehearsal, quiet transition time for mom and baby in minutes immediately after birth, delayed cord clamping, skin to skin bonding.
“Rehearsing labor was such a valuable experience in our birthing class! We loved walking through what we actually would be doing in labor and helped us feel way more prepared! We love it!”
– Zach & Jody Gray
The Secrets to having the Birth YOU can Brag about.
Bradley Method Natural Childbirth classes / Husband Coached Childbirth, 12 weeks of mind blowing Techniques that will teach you and him the secrets to getting your baby born with the most comfort and speed. yes I said speed. I replace your husband’s fear with powerful confidence and skills to use with some special techniques so he is in charge and proud of how to lead you and support you in your labor with this new knowledge. A man’s fear is about screwing up, and disappointing you or letting the birth deviate from his wife’s plan. A woman knows she wants a natural birth but fears getting the right childbirth education, positions to use etc. plus having her husband ready and trained to be hands-on and know what positions to use, and techniques to make labor easier for her and him. I teach you all of what you need, that you don’t even know you need yet. You need to feel safe and comfortable to learn this material and ask “this might be a dumb question” question for this reason class is limited to 8 couples only. you’ll sit on pillows, she in yoga pants and socks, he in relaxing pants with 4 pillows, and a water bottle. To make yourselves comfortable, relaxed and happy. We also use your love nest seating area during relaxation when I teach you some life changing techniques to melt away those pregnancy pains. I also teach you how to tune in to your body, relax with labor, work with your body, breathe, push to save you from tearing. calm a crying baby, breastfeed etc. Plus you’ll benefit from my experience as a doula I have seen what happens during a hospital birth and know how one can work around difficulties that might arise in that setting. This fabulously taught class with only 7 couples , 24 hours of instruction, extensive course to have a natural birth. It’s not the short 8-10 hrs childbirth class you get at the hospital or with another teacher. Run from those uninspired classes. This class is for those who really really want a natural birth, and aren’t kidding around about wimpy classes a doctor, midwife or friend told you to take. Yes, I said it. Find your own class, it’s your birth not theirs. Turn in to your intuition to select a class. I prepare you and your partner to have the tools and knowledge to actually do this birth the way you want. No regrets the first time. In fact for the last 24 months, I have had over 60% of women have a speedy labor and birth in between 6-8 hrs. WOW! Some have even been faster and some 12 hours. That is the results from a great class and that prepares both the mom and partner Mentally, Emotionally. We meet In a comfortable Brentwood home. We have our own private classroom, and class Includes Social Time/juice for couples, (yes, dads huddle together for some dad talk and new friend making). You have wonderful natural childbirth videos, (yes, birth videos on a 55″ HDTV, boom that is big and clear, thank you) including films on birth and breastfeeding, and learning Massage and relaxation techniques each week. Yes, ladies, you will love the massage!!! Men’s love being educated so they are IN CHARGE AND READY for your great birth.
What is the Bradley Method®? The Bradley Method® of natural childbirth (also known as “husband-coached childbirth”) is a method of natural childbirth developed in 1947 by Robert A. Bradley, M.D. (1917–98) and popularized by his book Husband-Coached Childbirth, first published in 1965. The Bradley Method emphasizes that birth is a natural process: mothers are encouraged to trust their body and focus on diet and exercise throughout pregnancy; and it teaches couples to manage labor through deep breathing and the support of a partner or labor coach. Teachers of The Bradley Method® believe that – with adequate preparation, education and help from a loving, supportive coach – most women can give birth naturally, without drugs or surgery. The Bradley Method® emphasizes measures that can be taken to help keep women healthy and low-risk in order to avoid complications that may lead to medical intervention. The primary goal of The Bradley Method® is healthy mothers and healthy babies. The method holds that, in most circumstances, a natural (drug-free) childbirth is the best way to achieve that goal. Proponents of The Bradley Method claim that 86% of Bradley mothers have vaginal births without drugs. The classes teach nutrition, relaxation and natural breathing as pain management techniques along with active participation of the husband as coach. Parents-to-be are taught to be knowledgeable consumers of birth services and to take responsibility in making informed decisions regarding procedures, attendants and the birthplace.
Our Classes: Using the Bradley Method® for a Natural Birth
Classes are held in a teaching studio in a comfortable and spacious home in the city of Brentwood, TN close to Cool Springs Mall. Classes use a variety of learning activities including group discussion, viewing birth videos, and practicing labor management techniques. Limited to seven couples, these classes allow for individual attention and friendly interaction among the expectant parents. We always look forward to our reunion dinners–with the babies!
The emphasis of Jeannie’s classes is on learning to trust and listen to your own body. The foundation of the Bradley Method is an inward focus, relaxation on all three levels: mental, emotional and physical. We use deep abdominal breathing like that in yoga.
Specific subjects include:
- The partner’s role in pregnancy and birth
- Effective communication
- Relaxation techniques
- Natural breathing
- Sequence of labor and delivery
- Writing your birth plan
- Variations and complications
- Labor rehearsal / pushing practice see the video of this fun experience above
- Postpartum preparation
- Preparing for the family transition
These are fun classes with lots of laughter and learning. My goal is for you to have a wonderful birth experience and to feel good about your decisions. I am a gentle Bradley teacher. I will help you make your own birth dreams come true. Come join me for a few great weeks before the biggest and best change in your life. Happy Birthing!
Group classes $320 Private Classes $440
Private mini *Refresher classes for Past Students $160.00
|Group classes – Full $320.00 Group – Half deposit $160.00 Private classes – Full payment $420.00|
2014 Class Schedule Group Classes: $320 total cost, usually on Monday or Wednesday class 7-10 p.m., the last part of every class is Massage and relaxation. Class limit is 8 couples. *Make-up dates are Pre-planned in the event of Labor doula support for a birth couple. Class dates subject to change, call for verification 370-5912. call or email Jeannie to Receive a registration form or use the one on this site. mail in with your non-refundable 160.00 deposit to reserve one of the 8 spots in class.
|Group classes – Full $320.00 – Half payment $160.00 Private classes – Full $420.00|
Location of Class: 1608 Crockett Hills Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027
2014- book early, after classes fill up, I may open another day, usually Mondays or Wednesdays
August 6th 4 openings
October 15th 7 openings
January 12th 7 openings
march 25th 7 opening
may 27th 7 openings
Private Classes: for special emergency clients, when there is not time for a class. Day classes by appointment. classroom instruction and relaxation techniques.
Register here for the Bradley Method® classes, group or private.
*Disclaimer: This website contains information about my classes available in Brentwood and is not the official website of the Bradley method. The veiws contained on this site do not reflect those of the Bradley method or the american academy of husband-coached childbirth directly. For more information or international listing of Instructors contact: The Bradley Method, box 5224 Sherman Oaks, Ca.91413-5224, or call 800-4-a-birth or 818 788-6662. For more information, visit www.bradleybirth.com or http://www.bradleybirth.com/jeanniecasey