The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

For The Best Birth Possible!

Classes run 5:30-7:30 p.m.(sometimes 8 p.m.), although we can nudge the time a bit, depending on class consensus. 
The first class always starts at 5:30.

Classes are held at Bellani Maternity on Rte. 2 in Warwick:  
1276 Bald Hill Rd #150, Warwick, RI 02886.    401-822-9900.
1276 Bald Hill Rd #150, Warwick, RI 02886

Classes are kept small, usually 4-6 couples.  Once you decide to register, please contact me to be sure there's room in the class and that the start date hasn't changed.  

The Bradley Method: the best way to prepare for a birth!  
Says who?  
Jennifer Block, the author of Pushed, an excellent, very well-researched book on modern American childbirth says this:
"In her . . . study of childbirth today, Morton found that with the exception of the Bradley Method, which encourages women to 'be an advocate for yourself and what you want,' most (childbirth classes) are focused on a similar acceptance of medical routines."  (p. 166) 

According to Dr. William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N in their bestseller, The Birth Book, "If a mother truly wants a natural childbirth and wants to deliver in the hospital, Bradley classes give her the best odds of achieving the birth she wants." (p. 56)  

No other method prepares couples better to have the natural, healthy births that are their babies' birthright.

Early Pregnancy Classes
I also offer Bradley EPC for only $40 for the 2 classes.  
These cover nutrition and exercise while pregnant, choosing an obstetrician or midwife that suits you, and more.  Contact me for more info.

Most of the students who take Bradley classes are married couples, but any pregnant woman with or without a partner is definitely welcome.  Some students bring an additional support person with them to a few classes;  that's fine;  there's no extra charge. 

I welcome a limited number of doulas-in-training, midwifery and nursing students to sit in on my classes to complete their requirements and learn more about the benefits of natural birth and how they can support it.  If that's you, please call or e-mail me.

When to Start Classes
The ideal time to start classes is about 14 weeks before your estimated due date. 
If you're starting a little late, we can probably work it out.