Exploring the Bradley Method of Childbirth

Looking for a natural, drug-free way to give birth?
The Bradley Method may be for you.

Visit the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth official Web site for more details.

Bradley, also known as “Husband-Coached Childbirth,” has been practiced as long as Lamaze has. It evolved in the late 1940s, but it only became known after the original publication of Dr. Robert A. Bradley’s book, Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth, in 1965.

The method is based on the belief that with education, preparation and the help of a loving and supportive coach, most women can give birth “naturally,” without pain medication or other intervention.

The key to the Bradley Method is relaxation and getting women to trust their own bodies. Bradley boasts that nearly 90 percent of its students have vaginal births without pain medication.

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