The Bradley Method®, Husband Coached Childbirth–The Bradley Method® teaches natural childbirth and views birth as a natural process. It is our belief that most women with proper education, preparation, and the help of a loving and supportive coach can be taught to give birth naturally. The Bradley Method® is 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. The Bradley Method® encourages mothers to trust their bodies using natural breathing, relaxation, nutrition, exercise, and education.
Contact Jennifer Mathews, DC at (559) 908-5821 or (559) 324-1185 Webmama note: My husband and I took the Bradley classes with our 3rd pregnancy and while there are a few things that I don’t agree with Bradley on, I really can’t say enough about how really informative and helpful they are. There’s much to be gained from these classes that we didn’t get from the hospital classes we took during our pregnancy with our daughter. I highly recommend Bradley classes to ALL local pregnant women.
Childbirth Classes for Thinking Parents–Childbirth Classes for Thinking Families are designed to empower families to make thoughtful decisions during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Activities based on the book Birthing from Within are emphasized, and important in incorporating the often overlooked emotional facets of childbirth into Childbirth Preparation. Psychological strategies for pain management during labor are also included in this series of classes. Classes are $75 for 5weeks.
Contact Sarah Ellis at (559) 291-7858 or email.
Childbirth Resource Network–Childbirth Resource Network is a local network created to improve society by empowering parents to build healthy families through informed choice. We offer access to local providers to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the childbearing woman and her family. We partner with the medical community to reduce costs and improve maternal and child outcome through evidenced-based care. Our membership includes midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, childbirth educators, yoga instructors, attachment parenting advocates, and many others. We have a wealth of information, experience and enthusiasm!