The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth
Classes are $325.00 including the workbook
Many parents fear the ‘unknown’ when it comes to labor and birth. Knowledge of the process of natural childbirth and learning how your body has been created to birth are key factors in erasing these fears. Natural childbirth is empowering. It is an experience that will change you, your partner, and will be an experience you will always remember. My goal is to make your journey one that you will treasure forever!
Many parents report that their own relationship has been enriched through partnering in the birth of their child. Fathers also report a closer bond with their babies. Many couples ask why they need to take a private natural childbirth class when they can take a free class at the hospital or they have read five books on natural childbirth and they know what to expect. If so, then ask yourself these questions:
- Would you be ready to run the NY Marathon after reading five books about marathon running?
- Would you be ready to install a new bathroom in your home after reading five books on plumbing?
- Or would you like to personally spend 20 hours intensely training with someone who has extensive experience birthing naturally and working with 170+ couples birthing naturally learning what worked and what didn’t preparing you to be equipped and ready to finish the job successfully?
The old saying that, “practice makes perfect” is true. Book learning is important, but knowing what to practice in preparation for a more automatic response to be successful.
What Do My Bradley Childbirth Classes Include?
Group Bradley Method of Childbirth Classes at my home in Richardson, TX.
You and your partner will actively take part in group classes of no more than 5 couples including:
- 20 hours of class instruction
- What to expect during labor
- Process of labor
- Coping with pain
- Nutritional guidance
- Birth related exercise
- Labor rehearsals
- Relaxation practice
- Coaching techniques
- Comfort measures
- Spinning Babies for birth
- Newborn care
- Postpartum care for Mom
- Emphasis on breastfeeding
- Husband/Coach Talk
- DVD lending library
My DVD library is available to you for the length of your class. You won’t need separate classes at the hospital because ALL YOUR Necessary classes are combined together with my BradleyMethod® Classes including an expanded section on breastfeeding. This includes the importance of a correct latch, and challenges during the first few weeks after birth, and how often to nurse your baby. Baby care and how to keep a diaper diary are covered. Dr. Harvey Karp’s, “Happiest Baby on the Block” video is also shown. My husband also talks with the Coaches in his “Coach Talk.”
I encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have. My goal is to give you the personal attention you need in this exciting journey of the birth of your baby. Therefore, classes will be limited to no more than 5 couples. Read more about the Bradley Method®.
Registration and Pricing
Bradley Classes are scheduled weeknights 7:00pm – 9:30pm for an 8 week series (make-up classes may not be available). The a la carte charge for 12 instruction units covered in 8 sessions is $325.00, including materials. I am willing to work out a payment plan with you if needed. If you are interested in bundling classes with doula services, please see the Packages/Payment page.
To register, please complete the [Registration Form] choosing the desired class dates, and confirm your class registration with payment on the [Packages/Payment] page or by check made out to Kathy Voigtsberger. Please mail checks to 411 Canyon Ridge Drive Richardson TX 75080. Thank you!
**For each class, you will need to bring 2 pillows for relaxation exercises. For classes 3 – 7 you will need to also bring an exercise (birthing) ball. Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing floor exercises during each class. All other materials are included.
Class Schedule 2020
All Classes are held from 7PM – 9:30PM
June 10 – July 29, 2020 Wednesdays
July 7 – August 25, 2020 Tuesdays
August 5 – September 23 Wednesdays
September 8 – October 27 Tuesdays
October 7 – December 2 Wednesdays