The Bradley Method® offers evidence-based, experience-based birth education, and has been the leader in teaching the principles of safe, natural childbirth to expectant parents since 1970.
Explore my site to learn more about my Bradley Method classes in Tucson, Arizona. As a certified, Affiliated Instructor, I have been helping parents have safe, beautiful, natural births for over 30 years. I would be excited to be a part of your journey!
Most recently available statistics for births in the United States, 2018:
Percent born low birthweight: 8.3%
Percent born preterm: 10.02%
Cesarean section rate: 31.9%
Low birth weight rates have remained steady, preterm births have increased since 2017, but decreased since the high of 12.8% in 2006. Primary cesarean section rates have dropped by .1% while VBACs have increased by .5%. While that is good news, it means nearly one third of women are having cesarean sections, many of which are medically unnecessary.