The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth - For the Best Birth Possible!
Welcome to the Bradley Method® ! 

My name's Mimi Desjarlais and I love teaching couples how they can have natural and joyful births.  This method is the most comprehensive preparation available, and it shows in the results: the healthiest Moms and babies, and the lowest rate of medicated births!  

The Bradley Method® teaches you how to make the best decisions for yourself and your baby.  There are appropriate times for drugs during some labors;  once you know what the benefits and risks are, then you understand your choices and have true "informed consent"...or refusal.  But how do you know when to turn to medications and when to try something else?  Ahh, that's why you need to come to class!

The Bradley Method teaches you more ways to handle labor;  most Bradley® students don't need drugs because they've learned so many other ways to cope with labor. 68% of my students labor without medications. 
R.I.'s C-section rate is 32%, but my students' rate is only 19%. My classes help protect you from an unnecessary surgical birth.

Some births are tough, some easier, and as many as 1 in 5 are orgasmic.  Really!  It is possible.  Watch this:                                                                             
The Bradley Method series meets each week for 12 weeks, usually from 5:30-7:30 or 8p.m.  
If you just missed the beginning of a new series, you might still be able to join the class;  call me (826-2669).  
Saturdays:   March 5
Mondays:     April 4

When to start Classes
Start classes about 14-20 weeks before your estimated due date.   Birth is a major physical event, and mother and partner need time to practice the techniques to carry them through. 
The key to your best birth is relaxation, and you'll learn many techniques in my classes. 
Your body was made to birth naturally, and when you discover how powerfully Mother Nature is on your side, your courage and confidence will soar!

You and your baby deserve the best birth, free from overused drugs and their effects;  taking classes now can make that a reality. Whether you're preparing for your first or a later birth, the Bradley Method ® gets you ready for a miracle!                                                                                           
Here are some links you may find useful; more are on my Recommendations page.

and now the small print :
This web site contains information about my classes available in Warwick, RI, and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this web site do not necessarily reflect those of  The Bradley Method®or the of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.For more information on The Bradley Method®, for an international listing of instructors, or to contact the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth® directly, please contact:The Bradley Method®Box 5224 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-5224(800) 4-A-BIRTH or (818)

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