Childbirth Education


Are you looking for prenatal education that provides everything you need to feel prepared and confident about your birth? Our course is based on The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth® and focuses on aspects most relevant to giving birth here in Southwest Louisiana. Your body was built for this! This course is centered on the concepts of relaxation, comfort measures, and a caring coach participating in labor to support the mother-plan to bring your support person. We will help you prepare for the most exciting day of your life!


Bradley Method® Classes helped us to achieve six wonderful natural births, and we are passionate about sharing what we have learned to help other families.  We teach a broad scope of comfort techniques for you to have confidence in your knowledge and skill at handling different circumstances in birth.  We expand on available options & variations of birth, so you will feel prepared to write out a plan for your birth preferences with the information you need to make decisions you feel good about.  Prenatal health and comfort, pregnancy and birth specific exercises, nutrition, breastfeeding, and postpartum /newborn needs are covered to assist you through the entire process.  It's more than a method, it is a toolbox full of techniques and skills that you can use for comfort in pregnancy & birth!


As cesarean rates skyrocket in Louisiana (currently one of the nation's highest at 39%), we feel that Bradley Method classes provide the best education for avoiding unwanted interventions and achieving optimal outcomes for mothers and babies. Nationwide statistics show that Bradley students have an incredibly low cesarean rate, proven by time and over 100,000 births!


Bradley Method is a comprehensive 12 week course. Why so long? Shorter classes don't have time for the scope of information or as much technique practice, and have been shown to be less effective for both pain management and for achieving natural birth. Are you in a rush with a due date too soon to complete the full 12 weeks? Contact us! Private classes are available, if you have special circumstances or needs, please let me know. I'm happy to work with your needs.


Each class is 2 - 2.5 hours long, the full course is over 24 hours of instruction. Class tuition is $300 and includes all books and reading materials, plus an extensive lending library.  We offer a package discount for childbirth education and doula services.


Space is limited - Reserve your spot today!

For more details on the course you can view my official Bradley Method® Instructor Page at:

May 19, 2020

6:00 pm Tuesdays

May - August Course

This class will be best for late summer babies! The weeknight for class is somewhat flexible, if you need a different night, please message me and we may be able to reschedule.

Aug 13, 2020

6:00-8:00pm Thursdays

August - October Course

Best for October-December due dates

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This website contains information about my childbirth education courses offered in Welsh, Lake Charles, and Jennings, LA, and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this website do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

For more information on The Bradley Method®, for a listing of instructors, or to contact the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth® directly, please contact:   The Bradley Method®          1.818.788.6882     

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