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About Us

Bowman Family Christmas 2011

Photo ©Ryan Topping

Bruss and I have four beautiful children. They all started out life as "blue-ribbon" alert and healthy babies: 8 lbs. 13 oz., 11 lbs. 1 oz., 9 lbs. 3 oz., and 9 lbs. 9 oz.

Thanks to the The Bradley Method®, all four were epidural-free births! Our first three children were born in the hospital, and we welcomed our fourth baby at home with all the family in attendance to welcome her.

Each labor taught us a bit about the child, and a lot more about trusting each other and the natural process. A woman's body is beautifully designed to give birth, and if you let labor run it's course, it is an extremely rewarding and life-changing experience.

Baby arrives - now what? We all spend time planning and preparing for the birth - and sometimes we forget that there is at least an 18-year commitment of responsibility and a lifetime of love attached to that birth. 

We can honestly say that our time as students of The Bradley Method® not only prepared us for each child's birth-day - the teamwork we learned has enriched our marriage and made us better parents. We are so excited to be able to share The Bradley Method® with you. We would be honored to be your instructors and share in the preparation for one of life's most beautiful moments with your family.

About our blog:

The blog was born out of a desire to answer student questions, and make those available to future classes since every class series draws out different questions based on the knowledge the students are already holding. 

You will not find slick ads, blogger buttons or affiliate links in any of our pages or posts. While I envy other bloggers with pretty pages, sponsors, and popularity contests, quite frankly I already have a full-time job: homeschooling our four children. I am also quite active in our local birth community...leaving no time for the extras if I want some sanity in my life. In addition, I do not have the time or interest in the paperwork that accompanies blogging for income. So please enjoy the pages for what they are: an effort to provide researched information about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. For more about Life Beyond the Birth-Day, please check out our blog at Sweet Pea Families (

Thank you for stopping by!

Contact us to enroll in our next series

May 20, 2017 ~ Mesa, AZ

Saturday session

​Click here for 2017 class schedule

Blog Contributor: Cassandra Okomoto

Cassandra Okamoto is a wife and mama to two children. After experiencing her most pure & natural birth at home she ventured into breastfeeding, bed sharing, cloth diapering, alternatively vaccinating, child chiropractic care, babywearing, gentle guidance, and more sustainable living. She has a degree in Finance & Marketing from Arizona State University and became a Holistic Nutrition Specialist by the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2010. She is passionate about holistic healing of the body and loves to explore herbs, yoga, books, cooking, meditation, and the outdoors in her free time. Her family currently resides in Northern California, nestled on 80 spacious acres with 23 cows free roaming cows, two crazy dogs and the hope of a bountiful spring garden!

Our Friends & Favorites:

Modern Mommy Boutique - pregnancy, pumping, and baby gear

Maternity Keepsakes Bellies & Bums - keepsake belly casts+

Baby Sensory - developmental play for ages 0-12 months

Zoolikins - mommy/baby gear and classes

Healthy Baby Happy Earth - mommy/baby gear and classes

GoGo Natural - on-line cloth diaper, mommy/baby gear store

BumLuxury - on-line cloth diaper store

Lotus Wei - all natural, organic aromatherapy for prengancy & motherhood

Wei of Chocolate - fair trade, organic, vegan, fantastic chocolate for pregnancy and motherhood

Baby Basics 4U - offering classes and answering questions for the new parent and the seasoned parent

For more information on The Bradley Method®, for an international listing of instructors, or to contact the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth® directly, please contact:The Bradley Method® Box 5224 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-5224(800) 4-A-BIRTH or (818) 788-6662

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