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What is the Bradley method?

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Also called husband-coached birth, the Bradley method prepares the mother to deliver without pain medications and prepares the baby's father to be mom's birth coach. Although this method prepares you to give birth without medications, it also prepares you for the possibility of unexpected situations, such an as emergency cesarean section.

From: Types of Childbirth Classes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."

American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."

University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method."

Pregnancy.org: "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique."

Hypnobirthing.com.

Lamaze.org.

givingbirthwithconfidence.org.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."

American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."

University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method."

Pregnancy.org: "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique."

Hypnobirthing.com.

Lamaze.org.

givingbirthwithconfidence.org.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

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