Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Tonight is the first night of our Winter 2013-14 series. It is always exciting for us to welcome a new set of students. We love sharing our passion for healthy pregnancy and natural birth with families who want the best starts for their babies.
Even though there are many options for birthing families, we are still committed to sharing The Bradley Method® because we like being able to offer a birthing class that honors the loving partner as the mother's best coach.
Why do we teach Bradley™ classes?
Tonight is the night we start another new class series…and tomorrow we get to
share time with some alumni students who are joining us for their second series. They are taking the classes to spend time
preparing for the newest addition to their family.
There have been a few “new” birthing methods* to pop up since we have become
instructors. Hypnobirthing just got a
huge boost thanks to the royal birth in England. Yet, despite all the bright, shiny
distractions, Bruss and I remain steadfast in our choice to continue teaching
The Bradley Method® classes.
I open today's post with the reminder that April is Cesarean Awareness Month.
The World Health Organization and evidence-based practice only supports a
cesarean rate of 15% or less.
While a cesarean birth can be life saving and
necessary, and we are so grateful for the technology when our students need
this intervention, we encourage you to know the difference between a variation
and complication. Is Mom okay? Is Baby okay? If yes to both questions, asking
for time can spare both Mom and Baby from an
Top Ten List:Reasons To Take A Bradley Method® Class
We had the privilege of starting two new Bradley Method® Class Series last week. We are teaching a Friday night series with First-time parents, and on Sunday we are teaching our Bradley Method® "Next Class" with alumni families who are expecting baby number two.
Some of the thoughts shared when we asked our students "why are you here today" inspired today's post.
We have had parents take a Bradley Method® class series with
baby number two (or three) when they had never taken a series with previous
children. The question is: is there
value to taking a class series when you are pregnant with other children, when
have already taken classes with another pregnancy?
I think that depends on the individual couple. We made the choice to take a second complete
class series because we only took 9 of the 12 classes in our first series. Bruss also traveled; while I attended 9 of
those classes, he only came to five or six of those.