The Bradley Method®

Natural Birth & Parenting Prep

Healthy Baby. Healthy Mother. Happy Family.

Childbirth prep that truly prepares you and your partner for the best birth possible and for life as a new family. Bradley Method® classes meet for 12 weeks (yes, you read that right!) covering a unique and comprehensive program that focuses on:

  • Maintaining a healthy pregnancy and staying low-risk

  • Preparing for a positive and healthy birth experience

  • Creating positive communications with your birth team

  • Making informed decisions that are right for your family and birth goals

  • Teaching fathers/partners how to support and advocate for the mother/baby pair

  • Learning about postpartum needs and life changes after baby arrives

  • Understanding how breastfeeding works and how to overcome any challenges

  • Caring for your new baby and what your baby's needs are

  • Plus much, much more!

Taking Bradley® classes puts you in charge of your birth and parenting experience. This is an in-depth course designed to make sure you are put in-the-know and actually practice the tools you will need. Class is a safe space to learn and be in community. As a teacher, I want you to finish our series feeling grounded, supported, and prepared going into your birth experience and transition to new family life. Each birth is unique and I know that you will make choices that are right for your family and the birth of your child.

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  • Classes can also be taken online via Zoom

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Upcoming Bradley Method® Series:

February 16 - May 17

Sundays / 11:30 AM

If you found out about this course after the start date, there may still be room. Contact me and we'll catch you up!

Who: Expectant mothers and their partners, or other support person.  I only take six couples/birth teams, so space in my class is limited. A smaller class size allows for optimal support and learning.

When: Starting classes sometime in your fifth or six month (20 - 26 weeks) is recommended. Mothers who have been 28+ weeks have also taken class with very positive results. Some Bradley® is better than no Bradley®!

Where: Classes meet in my home in Pacific Palisades near Sunset Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) close to Lake Shrine. Near the beach and hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, with lots of easy, free parking on arrival. Location given upon registration or inquiry.

Classes can also be taken online via Zoom.

What: 12 weeks of essential and unique learning. The course includes the official Bradley Method® Student Workbook and other materials. I have a lending library of books and videos for use during the course. I am available for support throughout our series time together and after your baby is born. We have a reunion after the babies are born to check-in and see everyone. This is a truly wonderful opportunity!

Yes! You can take classes LIVE online. During the Coronavirus outbreak, my classes that normally meet in person have moved to an online format via Zoom. Taking online or watching the class video is always an option in my classes!

Bring your baby into the world mindfully and with joy!

Your baby is counting on you.

Any of these ideas or goals resonate with you?

  • You and your partner want to parent together as a team

  • Your partner desires to have a active role as a father

  • Your partner wants to know what to do to support you and your baby during pregnancy, labor & birth, and postpartum

  • You and your partner have a goal of a natural childbirth in a hospital setting

  • You want to do all you can to delay an epidural and to prevent a primary cesarean

  • You are planning to have your first birth experience at home or at a freestanding birth center and want to feel fully confident and prepared for the birth, breastfeeding, and baby

  • You are willing to take an active role as a parent by educating yourself and taking responsibility

  • You and your partner want to be wise consumers of birth services

  • You want to make sure you are set up for breastfeeding success

  • You know that dedicating time to class is a great way to show your love and commitment to your baby

  • You love learning, be prepared, and having fun!

Then Bradley® Classes are a great fit!

"Never imagined I'd love a 12 week class, but we still miss it now that our baby is born. Susan is an amazing teacher and I would recommend this to anyone who is expecting. Couldn't speak more highly about her or the class. You'll be more prepared than you could imagine for the big day."

Roddy, Bradley® dad to Samuel

Class Schedule 2020/Sundays

~ January 12 - March 29   3:00 - 5:30 PM  Full

~ February 16  - May 17   11:30 AM- 2:00 PM

No class on 2/29, and 5/3


~ May 31  -  August 23   11:30  - 2:00 PM 

No class on 7/12

~ September 13 - November 28   3:00 - 5:30 PM

~ December 6 - February 28    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

No class on 12/27

Class start dates and times can sometimes be flexible. If you don't see a start date that works for your estimated due date, contact me to see if I can start a series for your date, or move a start date.


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Celebrating at our Bradley® class reunion. If it's warm we are at Rustic Canyon Park - the babies love it!

Series fee: $450.00  

A $50 deposit holds your spot in class.

(This is applied toward the series fee)

Cash, checks, PayPal and credit cards through PayPal accepted.

I am willing to work with you to help you afford this class.

You do not need to take a separate breastfeeding class,

unless you would like to. This class is comprehensive.

"Confidence is the only antidote to the natural fear that every human has of the unknown."


~ Ricardo Herbert Jones, MD

Build YOUR Confidence!

Be Educated. Be Prepared. Be Empowered.

Bradley®  Mama and Baby...

This could be YOU!

I look forward to meeting you in class

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Supporting and empowering families in

Brentwood, Culver City, Encino, Malibu, Marina Del Rey,  Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Topanga, West LA, Westwood, Woodland Hils & Los Angeles, CA

Susan Martin


Phone: 310-359-3485


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