As a 2012 affiliated Bradley Method® Instructor, I teach and endorse the following:
Pregnancy and birth are natural events in the course of a woman’s life. Though there are
many routes to pregnancy, our bodies are superbly designed to accomplish this miracle with
little more than good maternal nutrition and a healthy trust in our own strength and wisdom.
In generations past, this faith in our ability to grow a healthy baby and to give birth normally
was nurtured by the community of women surrounding the expectant mother. Unfortunately,
as a society, we’ve lost our connection with this womanly wisdom formerly passed down from
mother to mother.

For many women today, the entire process of pregnancy and birth is one of fear. Without the
wisdom of a supportive community to depend on, women are giving up their power and trust
to their care providers. As a result there is an overuse of technology, medication, and
intervention in the natural processes of pregnancy and birth, leading all too often to
dissatisfying experiences.

is a better way. Let me help you learn to trust your body and prepare to birth your
way with classes in
The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth.
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.
Disclaimer: This website contains information about The Bradley Method® classes available in the Northern VA/Southern MD area and is not the
official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained in this website do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the
American Academy 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 see or call 1-800-4-A-BIRTH or write American
Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth Box 5224 Sherman Oaks, CA 91412-5224.
Birth Your Way
Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth Classes
You CAN give birth naturally.

Learn to trust your body and
take responsibility for your birth.
Dana M. Pase, AAHCC
 (301) 868-4415