Bradley method embraces the ideas that childbirth is a natural process and that with the suitable preparation most women could avoid pain medication and the routine interventions during labor and birth , Bradley method is named after Robert Bradley American obstetrician Bradley developed the method in 1940 .
Bradley method is a popular form of natural birth that uses the help of a coach along with different pain-reducing techniques to help mother deliver their babies without unnecessary drugs or intervention . Bradley method’s program lasts 12 weeks and it is more intensive than the other two childbirth education classes you started a program in the fifth month of pregnancy , proponents claims that about 90% of Bradley-trained couples have had unmedicated spontaneous vaginal births Bradley method’s philosophy says that it takes months to prepare for childbirth , parenting physically , mentally , and emotionally the course also emphasizes educating partners to be effective coaches .
Bradley method classes are limited to eight couples and even smaller , the course will address the following
the importance of exercise during pregnancy
nutrition and how it affects a growing baby
common in pregnancy complaints and symptoms and how to deal with them.
methods to help your partner to be a skilled coach and effective participant on the Labor Day
techniques for relaxation during labor and delivery
medical interventions and how to avoid unnecessary ones
making a birth plan and to know how to communicate effectively with a medical team
how to reduce the risk of having a caesarean section and what you should do if it becomes medically necessary
caring for a new-born ,breastfeeding and adjusting to your role as parents
quicker recovery time following the delivery
considered the to be very safe
provides each couple a 130 page student workbook
Bradley method encourages moms-to-be to learn to trust their bodies and depend on natural methods for birthing and a healthy pregnancy as deep breathing , nutrition, relaxation exercise and education .
Relaxation is the key to the Bradley-method during labor as it is the safest way to reduce the unnecessary pain and how to handle it , while the other birthing methods seek to control the sensation of labor .
what draws many moms-to-be to The Bradley method is that it has about with 90% success rate for natural birth that is very high in comparison to the other popular birthing methods .
The term Bradley method is a registered trademark which ensures your getting quality childbirth education . Bradley method instructors are certified by the (AAHCC) the American Academy of husband coached childbirth . they are highly trained to help you learn how to give birth .
The cost of the Bradley method classes varies as it depends on the individual and the area where the classes are offered .