We would highly recommend this class. Karen and Jeff are great instructors who really teach you about the whole process from pregnancy to birth to postpartum. The class is very interactive and a great way to learn the Bradley method if you don't have any in person classes in your area. This class was a really great bonding experience for us as we prepared for our baby to come and we looked forward to it every week.
My wife and I took online childbirth classes from Karen and Jeff because we couldn't find anything locally. I was skeptical of the online format, but the classes really were great. The training we received in relaxation, part of the Bradley method, helped Kyria to give birth without pain medication. When we ran into complications (PPRAM), we knew what kinds of questions to ask our birth team. Karen even took phone calls and answered emails outside of class to (promptly) answer our questions and help us make decisions.
I enjoyed getting to know my classmates as well. If you're hoping for a natural birth, or even just wanting to be educated as a couple, Birth-Empowered is a great option. Especially great for soon-to-be-dads!
This class was excellent! Karen and Jeff are both super awesome instructors and have lots of experience with the ins and outs of childbirth! They are a great team, which is exactly why they can train moms and dads to work together as a team too! My husband and I learned so many things about what to expect during delivery, what a healthy, natural birth looks like, what scenarios call for serious medical intervention, and how to handle the stress and pain in the best way. We learned about how to stay healthy during pregnancy and prepare our bodies for the marathon of labor and delivery through proper nutrition and specific exercises. The instructors also pointed us to so many other awesome resources, books, and websites. We both really benefited from this class, had so many questions answered, and were finally given everything we needed to make our own informed decisions! When we ended up in labor in the hospital, my husband was able to communicate my desires on my behalf while I was too focused on the work at hand to pay any attention to the doctors and nurses around me. We knew what to expect and nothing caught us off guard! We had an unmedicated, natural birth and now have a healthy baby girl!
I honestly can’t imagine what our birth would’ve looked like if we hadn’t taken your class. I have since been talking to others who have been pregnant alongside me and didn’t take any sort of class and I can see a major difference. The power of knowledge and courage/self-advocacy was priceless for us. Thank you so much! I’m recommending it to all my friends ❤️
I am very glad my husband and I took your classes. Birth is hard (or at least this one was!), but I had the knowledge and practice I needed to not be overwhelmed by it. That’s a potent power!
We are Kristin and Kamil, and we just finished taking Bradley classes. If you're on the fence, we would suggest taking them, especially if you have limited experience with babies. The classes are in depth and very informative; Karen and Jeff do well to make each 2.5 hour class interactive and lively. We learned about things we definitely need to know, things we might want to try, and things we hope we won't have to use but can if something seems off. Worth the money, definitely worth the time, and now we are just waiting for our reunion meeting once all the babies are born!
Thanks to your teaching we have been able to naturally birth all 6 of our babies! Our most recent experience, 3 months ago, definitely could have turned out differently. We have never taken another class but just reviewed a bit of what you taught us before each birth. I truly believe that you gave us, especially my husband, the confidence to stand our ground and advocate for the birth we wanted. Thank you!
I feel very empowered and knowledgeable on what to expect for my birth in that I have so much more say over myself and my baby than I ever thought. I know that whether I give birth in a hospital or at home, I get to choose what is best for the two of us without blindly agreeing to everything offered to me. I also have learned a great deal about birth in general and in turn feel so much more prepared and excited because I know what is to come even though I may not know exactly what it looks like.
Thanks to your class, our first birth was more relaxed than I ever imagined. Thank you so much for everything!
We felt both Karen and Jeff were very informative and well prepared with the information and videos to share along with stories to share that brought a real life experience to class. The classes gave us information on what to expect, things to look for, and an introduction to breastfeeding, and how to prepare for the adventure of labor and delivery. It also empowered us to ask questions and really be more active participants in our care during the pregnancy, in prep for labor and delivery, and in prep for our little guy arriving.
Great experience! Karen & Jeff are very knowledgable and caring. Their expertise in the subject-matter gave us the confidence and skills we needed to succeed with a natural birthing experience as first time parents. Highly recommend the course.
We had a great experience taking the empowered birth course with Karen and Jeff. Both of them have incredible knowledge and expertise in utilizing the very powerful Bradley Method of giving/coaching birth. My husband and I used all of the teachings and recommendations throughout my pregnancy and up until delivery. We delivered a healthy baby girl naturally and with what I would describe as “minimal pain” due to all the relaxation and visualization exercises the course went over. Their course is not only tried and true, but it’s also conveniently over zoom with other couples from all over the country. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a special and empowered birth experience.
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