All moms look forward to the birth of their children. Throughout the pregnancy, they worry about whether they will have a heathy baby. How big will their baby be and who will they look like? These are just some of the questions that run through their mind. It is not hard to think of such things as they bring joy to us.
Most women will tell you they dread the pain that comes with giving birth to their child. This is where the Bradley Method® comes in. It is an all natural method that is carried out in small group training classes. This method encourages mothers to ask questions, advocate for themselves, and give birth without the use of medication or outside interference when possible. The Bradley Method ensures that new mothers-to-be are trained well in relaxation exercises that will help reduce anxiety and pain during birth. It is more about being in tune with your body and seeing pain as part of the process, rather than distract yourself from it. This method is based on the foundation that birth is a natural process that needs to be embraced and not suppressed.
During the training that is intense and involves having a partner with you, women are taught how to use exercise, a good diet, relaxation, and emotional support, in order to have a healthy, low-risk pregnancy and give birth without an epidural or other common pain management drugs. Students also learn that sometimes birth doesn’t go according to our plan, and are given many options to learn how to make the best decisions for their birth.
The birthing partner, who is more than just emotional support, is taught how to help coach their pregnant wife/partner all through the delivery and labor periods. The two will learn about the different phases of labor, variations, breastfeeding, common interventions, relaxation techniques, and how to create their birth preference list. The Bradley Method® is one of the most popular methods in DFW and has a very high success rate. This means that you can look forward to having a beautiful, EMPOWERED birth ONLY if you apply the teachings.
Other people, such as your doula, can help you undertake this process and training along with your husband. You don't have to just choose your husband as a birthing coach since you can also use a doula to help provide you and your husband with physical, emotional and informational support during pregnancy and labor.
You are asked to follow the Brewer diet plan which consists of foods that will help give the right nutrients to you and the growing baby, in order to help reduce the chances of pre-eclampsia, swelling, fatigue and a lengthy labor. The exercises involved may incorporate your partner to ensure that they are just as involved in the process from the beginning. The key to this method is relaxation, which takes practice! And who couldn’t use some nice R & R right about now?
To learn more about Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes for Denton, Grapevine, Fort Worth and Dallas area families, please visit http://www.birthwithbethany.com/class-schedule.html
I'm Bethany. Wife. Boy Mom. Bradley Method® teacher. Child passenger safety technician. Placenta encapsulator. I like little dogs, big hair and sweet tea.