Next Bradley Method® Classes:
Tuesday, June 11th @ 6:30 pm (2 spots remaining)
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Intuitive Birth Classes are held in North Knoxville (Fairmont Park area).
12-week Group Class Tuition: $275
Special arrangements are made for couples who have less than 12 weeks to prepare.
Private classes are available for a fee. Contact us for details.
Couples begin class as they near their final trimester, ideally around weeks 22-27 of pregnancy.
- Intuitive Birth Classes cover 24 hours of material.
Guest speakers, The Bradley Method® Student Workbook, class materials and access to a lending library are included in the class fee.
- Group classes meet 1 night per week for 2 hours over the course of 12 weeks.
- Each class covers a different relaxation technique for daily practice.
- Couples participate in labor simulations and rehearsals.
- Students are often assigned research topics to share with the class.
Nutrition and Exercise: A foundation of wellness to ensure Mom and Baby are healthy and prepared for labor and birth.
Pregnancy & Gestation: Exploring the built-in layers of protection keeping Mom and Baby safe throughout the last trimester, labor, and birth; building trust and respect in the safety of pregnancy.
Tests & Procedures: Analysis of research surrounding each test and procedure offered during your 40 weeks, your options, and how to talk with your care provider.
Induction: Common reasons, risks, options, and how to talk with your care provider.
Prelabor & Early First Stage: Changes in Mom and Baby, emotional, physiological and behavioral signs that labor is beginning; how your Partner can help.
First Stage & Late First Stage: Changes in Mom and Baby, physiological progression, hormonal interplay, the importance of Partner's involvement, necessary environmental factors to optimize comfort and progress
Transition & Second Stage: Emotional, physical and behavioral signs, when to head to the birth place, effective pushing positions and techniques
Third Stage: Placenta birth and the importance of skin-to-skin contact; breastfeeding the newborn
Writing your Birth Plan: Examining your priorities, newborn procedures, preparing for any complications and variations in birth
Comfort Measures and Positions: Labor Rehearsal and Simulation
Labor Scenarios: troubleshooting and talking through the possibilities; postpartum care for Mom and Baby, how your Partner can help
Roadmap to Labor: Partners show Moms what they have learned about assisting in labor and birth