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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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!

LIVE Online Only
 Bradley Method® Series:

April 11 - June 27

Saturdays / 3:00 PM  PDT

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

Where: Wherever you choose. It's LIVE online via Zoom, so you don't need to be an L.A. local. You do need the Internet.

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 an interactive LIVE online course that offers a great solution to the limitations brought on by COVID-19. You get to ask questions, share, discuss and practice practical skills. It does require your involvement to get the most from this class. The best online prep 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!

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

May 31 -  August 23

Sundays / 11:30 AM

Who: Pregnant mothers and their partner, or other support person; space is limited to 5 couples/teams

Where: I plan for this class to take place in my home in Pacific Palisades, but we may have to be LIVE Online for part or all of the series if necessary for COVID-19 protocol.

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 hands-on, interactive class teaching valuable skills and information. Also, 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

L.A. Local 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 only

  

~ 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

L.A. Local classes hope to get together in person. However, if we need to move LIVE Online for part or all of the series, we will do so for each family's health and well-being!

LA Local 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.

You do not need to take a separate breastfeeding class,

unless you would like to. This class is comprehensive.

 LIVE Online Class Schedule 2020/Saturdays

         

~ April 11 - June 27  3:00 - 5:30 PM  PDT

This class meets each week LIVE online.

You do not need to live in L.A.

Class size is limited to 8 couples/teams.

My LIVE Online Bradley Method® series is in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Beautiful babies are born everyday, regardless of pandemics, and new parents need support and education to be prepared for the many changes their lives are going through. With the current limitations of potential sources of support (such as support being limited to one person in hospital births and grandparents not being able to come help out) a Bradley Method® education is more important than ever!

I offer this online class so parents can still receive the very best prenatal education available that empowers and prepares them for their new responsibilities.

Your baby loves you and is counting on you!

Live Online Series fee: $425.00  

A $50 deposit holds your spot in class.

(This is applied toward the series fee)

PayPal and credit cards through PayPal,

Zelle, Venmo and CashApp 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.

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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Birth Doula Services

Lactation Counseling

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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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