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Prepared Childbirth Course
 
Are you ready to feel prepared and confident about your birth? Taking a childbirth course in our first pregnancy changed the course of our birth, and I've been passionate about helping others have their best birth ever since! This course is centered on the concepts of relaxation for comfort, using hands-on techniques, movement and position support to facilitate a smoother experience. Plan to bring your support person because we share how they can best help you through labor. Your body was built for this, and we can help you prepare for the most exciting day of your life!
 
We will share a broad range 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 while you are pregnant and during your labor and birth!
 
As cesarean rates skyrocket in Louisiana (currently one of the nation's highest at 39%), we feel that prepared childbirth classes provide the best education for avoiding unwanted interventions and achieving optimal outcomes for mothers and babies. Nationwide childbirth education statistics show that mothers who have taken a course reduce their chance of needing a cesarean by 25%!
 
Our Childbirth series meets once weekly for 11 weeks. 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 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

September through November 2022 Childbirth Course

Tuesdays

6:00 pm

Lake Charles

This class is best for November through early February Due Dates.   We will meet in Lake Charles. Our course will start September 13, and meet for the next 10 weeks.  *SOLD OUT*

January 2023 Childbirth Course

Tuesdays

6:00 pm

This class is best for March-April due dates. Tentative start day: January 3rd. Day/time may be adjusted depending on changing spring schedule.  Please contact if you would like to join us!

March 2023 Childbirth Course

Tuesdays

6:00 pm

This class is best for late May- July due dates.  Day/time may be adjusted depending on changing spring schedule.  Please contact if you would like to join us!

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