The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

For The Best Birth Possible!

Generally: The information in my classes should not be construed as medical advice.  I provide information and research on pregnancy, birth, and newborns so you can make informed choices about your care.  I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV; I'm an accredited childbirth instructor and doula. I'm an experienced birth expert who isn't a nurse, midwife, or obstetrician.  White recognizing that there are sometimes serious medical concerns, I see that labor and birth is normal, healthy physiology -- not pathology. If birth weren't normal and healthy, and sex wasn't good, would we have global overpopulation?  :)

We learn best when we’re comfortable, so bring a snack and drink if you like, and dress comfortably.  

Make-ups: If you know you’re going to miss a class, please let me know so we can arrange a make-up.  One make-up is free, because sometimes a pregnant mom is just too tired to come to class, and I'm very understanding!  Additional make-ups cost $40 per class.  If we can’t make our schedules mesh, I can usually come to class 15- 30 min. early or stay later to answer questions you may have on that chapter, and there’s always e-mail.    

Inclement weather:  If the weather's so bad that I decide to cancel classes (or Bellani closes early), I'll e-mail and/or call you as soon as possible, usually by 2 p.m. the day of class.  If you decide the driving conditions are too bad where you are, even if class is still on, don't come.  If possible, please let me know if you won't make it to class so I won't worry. If you're in doubt of whether class is going on as scheduled, call me or the store.

Payments:   The series costs $350. Please finish paying by class 9.  If your insurance company or Flexible Spending Account might reimburse you for a portion of prenatal classes, let me know and I’ll give you an official receipt. Let's do all we can to encourage insurance companies to support education:  you'll be saving them some serious money by avoiding interventions including C-sections!

Refunds: If you have paid in full and you decide after class 1 that it’s not for you, return the workbook, and you get a full refund. 
So, essentially, that class is free.
If after class 2: the refund is $250; 
If after class 3:  the refund  is $150;  
If after class 4:  no refund, because it’s too late to let another couple have your spot in class.

Library:  I have many books (and some DVDs) to lend.  Please return books within 3 weeks and movies in 1 week, so others can enjoy them, too.   

Homework Answers/Study Helps: The answers are on this website.  Please do the homework! We're all adults, so I won't nag,  but you'll get much more out of classes if you do the homework.  It makes for more interesting class discussions, too!

Student Center: This is at
Your zip code is your password, and I'll give you your student ID number in class 2.