Want a joyful birth experience?
The Bradley Method® teaches couples the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve an efficient and joyful birth.
Natural childbirth is the normal physiological process of birth with little to no outside interference (without drugs/anesthetics). Women who experience natural childbirth overwhelmingly love to talk about their experience to anyone who will listen and they do so in a way that reflects the joy that they have experienced. Trained coaches/husbands also love to give joyful recounts with amazement and praise of what their wives are capable of doing. Witnessing such an event puts into perspective the strength and importance of the woman he loves and supports.
The Bradley Method® supports clear communication between members of the birth team. This lends itself to fewer complications throughout the pregnancy and birth. Because The Bradley Method® teaches and trains a woman how to work with her labor instead of against it, a prepared couple is likely to have a shorter labor and pushing time with little or no tearing and less need for an episiotomy. Women who experience natural childbirth are left with a great sense of empowerment - ready to take on the incredible role of motherhood.
There are also postpartum benefits. The baby is alert and better able to breastfeed immediately, which leads to more successful breast-feeding. There is also a shorter recovery time, less risk of infection, and less risk of postpartum depression.
"In the absence of drugs & the presence of preparedness, nature is efficient."
Robert A. Bradley, M.D.
The Bradley Method®
"Husband-Coached Natural Childbirth includes careful physical and psychological preparation during pregnancy, and a carefully trained coach (husband/partner) to guide her every step"
Robert A. Bradley, M.D.
The primary goal of The Bradley Method® is a healthy mother and baby. The FDA has stated “No drug has been proven safe for an unborn baby.” Therefore, anytime drugs of any type are considered, all of the risks should be weighed carefully.
Over 87% of vaginal Bradley® births are completely unmedicated. No other methods come anywhere near this goal. More about the difference
For more information on The Bradley Method® visit the official Bradley® website www.bradleybirth.com.
Achieving natural childbirth takes knowledge (mind), skill (body), and trust (soul). Childbirth has been described as an athletic event, extremely intense, and the hardest thing you'll ever do in your life. These do not describe an event that should be taken lightly, but instead, one for which to prepare. Twelve weeks of education and training is the key. Learn more