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American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth (AAHCC)


Updated February 03, 2014

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
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What is the Bradley Method?:

"The Bradley Method® teaches natural childbirth and views birth as a natural process. It is our belief that most women with proper education, preparation, and the help of a loving and supportive coach can be taught to give birth naturally. The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques in which a woman and her coach play an active part. It is a simple method of increasing self-awareness, teaching a woman how to deal with the stress of labor by tuning in to her own body."

For more on their frequently asked questions visit their site.

What to Expect in Childbirth Class:

Bradley Method Childbirth classes are supposed to be 12 weeks in length. The focus is one natural childbirth and advocating for yourself. There is a bit about complicated births including cesareans and medications. The emphasis is on relaxation.

Find a Bradley Childbirth Class

Online Offerings:

Become a Trainer Bradley Teacher:

There is a four day training held multiple times throughout the year. After the training you will teach a class series and be evaluated followed by an at home test. It takes about nine months to finish the certification process.

Become a Bradley Certified Childbirth Educator

Books and Materials:

The two most frequent cited books about the Bradley Method are:

Contact Information:

The American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®
The Bradley Method®
Box 5224
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-5224
(800) 4-A-BIRTH or (818) 788-6662
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