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 Professional childbirth educator, doula and certified lactation specialist in NC
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Natural ChildbirthThe kind of pregnancy, labor, and birth our children experience has a profound and lifelong effect on their health, including their mental, emotional, and physical health. The Bradley Method® attempts to give babies the best possible start in life by teaching how to have a natural pregnancy and a natural childbirth. 

It is my belief that most women with proper education, preparation, and the help of a loving and supportive coach can be taught to give birth naturally. I teach a system of natural labor techniques in which a woman and her coach play an active part. It is a simple method of increasing self-awareness, teaching a woman how to deal with the stress of labor by tuning in to her own body. Mothers are encouraged to trust their bodies using natural breathing, relaxation, nutrition, exercise, and education.


  • October 30 (12 week series that meets every Monday at 6PM)
Class start dates are flexible and can be changed according to class interest. Private classes also available.


Course Content: Doula and breastfeeding claases - course content

Class 1 – Introduction - Start to learn ways to stay healthy and low risk, learn pregnancy exercises, discuss ways to handle pain in labor, and practice relaxation.

Class 2 – Nutrition - Focus on what nutrients in what amounts are important in pregnancy, evaluate your diet. Review of exercises, breastfeeding, and ways to stay healthy and low risk.

Class 3 – Pregnancy - The process of gestation, changes in the mother's body, growth of the baby, anatomy/physiology, and how to handle discomforts naturally. Begin to discuss some of the many choices you face regarding labor and birth.

Class 4 - The Coach's Role - The first of two classes focusing on the coach's point of view. Includes how to be a great partner during pregnancy, why you are needed at the birth, the importance of natural childbirth, bonding, and the father's role in breastfeeding.

Class 5 - Intro. to First Stage Labor - How your body works in first stage labor. Anatomy/physiology, respect for the natural process and built-in safeguards for mother and baby. Basic coaching techniques and instructions for practicing labor rehearsals at home.

Class 6 - Intro. to Second Stage Labor - How your body works in second stage labor. Important concepts include: the Natural Alignment Plateau and the Fetal Heimlich Manuever. Basic pushing techniques and positions as well as the coach's role will be covered.

Class 7 - Planning your Birth - How to make a birth plan including what your choices are, how to evaluate your feelings, list your priorities, and meet with your medical team to discuss your choices in a positive way. More first stage labor rehearsal, and relaxation practice.

Class 8 - Variations and Complications/ Postpartum Preparation - How to avoid problems if possible, how to evaluate when it is necessary to intervene, and how to handle interventions that become necessary. Taking care of the postpartum woman.

Class 9 - Advanced First Stage Techniques - Advanced coaching dealing directly with first stage labor. Labor rehearsal and role-playing.

Class 10 - Advanced Second Stage Techniques - This class begins with a 30 minute first stage labor rehearsal. Go over the second stage study guide.

Class 11 - Being a Great Coach/ Are you Ready? – Information to learn how to keep your energy up and pain down. Focus is on the readiness of the coach. Also included are emergency childbirth (unplanned location, etc.) and a discussion of the purpose of labor.

Class 12 - Preparing for your new family - Previous student couples will come to class with their baby and share their amazing birth story.  An advanced labor rehearsal, newborn care, mothering, fathering, and adjusting!

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