|Natural childbirth. -- Over 87% of Bradley® moms having vaginal births do so without pain medication.|
|Active participation of the husband or partner as coach. (All mothers-to-be/coaches are welcome.)|
|Excellent nutrition, the foundation of a healthy pregnancy.|
|Avoidance of drugs during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary.|
|Thorough preparation, with weekly classes beginning by the sixth month and continuing until birth.|
|Relaxation and natural breathing.|
|"Tuning-in" to your own body and trusting the natural process.|
|Immediate and continuous contact with your new baby.|
|Breastfeeding beginning at birth.|
|Consumerism and positive communications.|
|Parents taking responsibility for the safety of the birth place, procedures, attendant, and emergency backup.|
|Parents prepared for unexpected situations such as emergency childbirth and cesarean section.|
|You CAN give birth naturally.
Learn to trust your body and
take responsibility for your birth.
|Dana M. Pase, AAHCC