What to expect from your body, birthplace and partner as you "Learn 2 Birth"
I have expanded my Bradley childbirth class to include information and resources from BRIO BIRTH and Lamaze as well as my certification with CAPPA, (Childbirth and Postpartum Assoc.) I am essentially teaching the way I have taught here in Bend for the past 7 years with the timeless Bradley style, but am finding that the new materials and resources from other childbirth education organizations are enriching to my classes. With your best birth as my goal, you will learn how to break the cycle of fear/pain/tension with education, information and support. Videos,workbooks and guest speakers enrich the curriculum. Topics include: nutrition stages of labor natural pain management birth vision development medical interventions massage techniques breastfeeding postpartum expectations a consumer approach to childbirth Class size is kept to 6-8 couples to allow more individual attention. The class is informal and interactive. We meet in my home in a relaxed setting where couples often become well acquainted, making friendships in their shared childbirth experiences. We always have a graduation potluck at my home to get acquainted with our new arrivals and to share our birth stories. Many "flex spending" insurance plans will cover the $125.00 cost of this 6 week childbirth class.