Does anyone in our DDC have experience with or have any knowledge they can share about the Bradley Method?
I'm interested in doing Bradley this time around, as last time I did the Hypnobabies home study and unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I think I need something more tangible, and Bradley seems like it really fits what I need.
The only thing I feel funny about is that it's not my first baby and I have had a successful natural home birth. I wonder if a lot of what is covered in the classes are things I already know through experience. Would I benefit from just reading Husband Coached Childbirth and other Bradley books? Or, would I be missing important key elements by skipping classes? I'm looking to gain a more positive experience this go round. My last labor was really tough, and I realize now looking back it was mostly b/c I was scared of the pain, fought it, and never really gave in to my body until transition. DH also felt incredibly helpless and didn't know how to help me at all. He was my rock, and did wonderfully, but when we talk about it now he really says he wants me to get a doula b/c of how helpless he felt the last time. I'm not opposed to that idea, but I want him to feel more "useful", for lack of a better term.
How do I find a class in my area? Just call teachers?