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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My classes have moved to a LIVE online format via Zoom for each family's health and well-being!

Upcoming Bradley Method® Series:
L.A. LOCAL
Bradley Method Series

Sept. 20 -  Dec. 6

Sundays / 11:30 AM

Who: Pregnant mothers and their partner, or other support person; space is limited to 8 couples/teams

Where: Anywhere you are located. Classes are currently LIVE online due to the pandemic. We will meet through Zoom for the entire course as there is no safe way to be together as a group in person at this time.

When: Starting is your 5th or 6th month of pregnancy (20 - 26 weeks) is ideal. It's okay if you have less time, some Bradley® is better than no Bradley®!

What: 12 weeks of essential and unique learning. This is a an active class requiring participation and practice in order for you to learn the valuable skills and information that you need to know going into your birth and parenting experience. . Especially essential during COVID-19 when support persons may be limited at the birth and you cannot rely on a doula. Also, it's a great way to meet other expectant couples with goals similar to yours. The best education available to prepare for your beautiful baby!

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

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  PDT

No class on 2/29, and 5/3

This class has moved to LIVE Online Full

  

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

No class on 7/12     Full

~ July 19 - October 11  3:00 - 5:30 PM

No class on 9/6 Labor Day Weekend   Full

~ September. 20 - Dec. 6   11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

~ November 15 - Feb. 7, 2021   3:00 - 5:30 PM

No class on 12/27

Due to COVID-19, classes are currently LIVE online via Zoom until further notice for each family's health and well-being.

Thank you!

If these dates don't work for your EDD, you can also find other Bradley Method teachers at the official site here

Bradley Method® 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,

Zelle, Venmo and CashApp accepted.

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

Payment can be divided into installments. Additionally, if you are experiencing financial hardship due to the current economic challenges we are facing, please reach out to me. I do have limited partial scholarship opportunities. I do not want you to miss out on preparing for your baby's birth. 

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YoYou do not need to take a separate breastfeeding class, unless you would like to. This class is comprehensive.

Class size is limited to eight couples - even for online classes. This ensures you get the personal attention you need throughout the course. Space fills up quickly, so

be sure to register soon!

"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.

Learn practical  skills for labor!

Bradley®  Mama and Baby...

This could be YOU!

Bradley® class reunion!

Celebrating at our Bradley® class reunion. 

I look forward to meeting you in class!

Bradley Method Classes

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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

AAHCC, CLEC, PPNE

Phone: 310-359-3485

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