(Closed) Any Bradley Mama's our there?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d love to hear other mom’s experiences with this as well. I’ve ordered the book, but unfortunately I live overseas and there aren’t any classes available.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t take the classes but am following the method on my own by reading the books. I’m confident that my body and I can work together using the method to get through my L & D. This baby just has to decide to come, lol. There are a few June mama’s who are following the class and method also.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We have our last class on Friday, and baby is due Sunday! 🙂 I’m a June mama like @Sweethart and we had another June mama who had a successful unmedicated Bradley birth a week and a half ago. @Cbee is another June Bradley mama. I really love the classes and the books! I can’t offer any great advice since I haven’t given birth yet, but doing the exercises with DH gives me a lot of confidence. I will come back to this thread and let you know how it goes!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh I really want to know! I’m so worried about L & D it would be nice to hear about this!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you aren’t going to take the classes, get ALL the books – they all offer something different! They really work together to give you the complete picture. I’d get Husband Coached Childbirth, Childbirth the Bradley Way, and the workbook. Last I checked the workbook was on Amazon! The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Birth was also a great book that strengthened my resolve to go unmedicated. I absolutely think it can be done w/out taking the classes if you get the 3 book combo and you and your DH both read them and practice the exercises! 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

A good friend of mine took the Bradley classes and let me borrow the book.  I found it to be helpful, but I also used a lot of other resources since I didn’t take the classes.

I read Ina May Gaskins Guide to Childbirth, and I stalked the BirthWithoutFear blog regularly (I also read just about every Bee birth story I could find!)

I prepared myself mentally, and made it clear to my husband the sorts of things I wanted to try for comfort (massage, swaying, pool/shower, birthing ball, positive affirmations, etc) to make sure he knew what those were and how they could help.  I also used my hospital’s volunteer doula program, so I had two doulas with me during my labor. 

I think it came down to feeling loved and supported, trusting my body, trusting my midwife, and trusting my support people.  I had a wonderful and beautiful med free birth, so even though it wasn’t “Bradly” exactly, feel free to ask questions or stalk my own birth story.  Good luck, and know that your body was designed for this!!

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