Bradley Class Goals

12 Childbirth Goals of The Bradley Method®

1. Natural Childbirth
2. Active participation of the husband or partner as coach
3. Excellent nutrition, the foundation of a healthy pregnancy
4. Avoidance of drugs during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary
5. Training:  “Early Pregnancy Consultation” followed by weekly classes starting in the 5th or 6th month, continuing until birth
6. Relaxation and natural breathing – with training, these can be effective pain management techniques according the to National Institutes of Health
7. “Tuning-in” to your body and trusting the natural process
8. Immediate and continuous contact with your new baby beginning at birth
9. Breastfeeding beginning at birth
10. Creating a birth plan based on educated choices and positive communication with your birth team
11. Parents taking responsibility for the safety of the birth place, procedures, attendants, and emergency back-up
12. Parents prepared for unexpected situations such as emergency childbirth and cesarean section