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Prepared Childbirth Course
 
Are you ready to feel prepared and confident for birth?
This course can help! Taking a class in our first pregnancy completely changed the course of our births, and I've been passionate about helping others have their best birth ever since! This course focuses on hands-on comfort measures, using relaxation for comfort, movement and position support to facilitate a smoother and more physiological birth. Bring a support person along because we share how they can best help you through labor. Your body was built for this, and we can help you prepare!
 
We will share a broad range of comfort techniques for you to have confidence in your knowledge and skill at handling different circumstances.  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 while you are pregnant and during your labor and birth!
 
As cesarean rates skyrocket in Louisiana (currently one of the nation's highest at 37%), we feel that prepared childbirth classes provide the best education for avoiding unwanted interventions and achieving optimal outcomes for mothers and babies. National childbirth education research shows that mothers who have taken a childbirth preparation course reduce their chance of needing a cesarean by 25%!
 
Our series meets once a week for 11 weeks. Why so long, you might ask? 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 due date too soon to complete the series? Contact us! Private classes are available, and if you have special circumstances or needs, please let me know.
 
Each class is 2 - 2.5 hours long, the full course is over 24 hours of instruction. Class tuition is $325 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!

April 2021 Childbirth Course

Tuesdays

6:00 pm

This class is best for June - August due dates.   It will be our last class offered this summer due to my maternity leave starting in June/July.    The next group course may be offered in Fall of 2021, dates TBA

April 2024 Childbirth Course

Tuesdays

6:00 pm

This class is best for late June through early September due dates.  It will start on April 16th. Day/time may be adjusted depending on changing spring schedule.  Please contact if you would like to join us! 

July 2024 Childbirth Course

TBA

6:00 pm

This class is best for late September through November due times. Tentative start will be July 9th.  Day/time may be adjusted depending on changing fall schedule.  Please contact if you would like to join us!

September 2024 Childbirth Course

Tuesdays

6:00 pm

This class is best for Late November through January due dates.  Tentative Start will be September 24. Day/time may be adjusted depending on changing schedule, I have some flexibility if Tuesdays are not the best day of the week for you.

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               www.bradleybirth.com

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

www.bradleybirth.com/ashleyaugustine

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