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BERNTSEN, NANCY & GEORGE AAHCC
Affiliated Instructor 2022

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Nancy first learned about natural (unmedicated) childbirth and breastfeeding from a high school friend who shared the exciting story of how her sister-in-law gave birth without drugs and was breastfeeding her baby. Nancy read a couple recommended books read cover to cover.

A couple years later while in college, Nancy was researching the role of the expectant father for a maternity nursing class and stumbled across Robert Bradley's Husband-Coached Childbirth book at the college library. She was wowed, learning how Dr. Bradley taught expectant moms and dads a simple, natural, yet profound, proven way to have healthy, drug-free childbirth with baby's father as coach (labor support.) From that point forward, Nancy was committed to the concept of preparing for natural childbirth and having the baby’s father or close family/friend actively involved in the pregnancy and birth as Dr. Bradley enthusiastically shared in his revolutionary book.

Along came George. Nancy & George fell in love and married. Soon they were expecting a baby. Altogether, they gave birth naturally to four babies with no pain medication necessary, thanks to their preparation and conditioning per The Bradley Method®George made a terrific labor and birth coach and father. Now we are grandparents of five "Bradley" grandchildren. 

We teach our classes in-person and live online for those who prefer to take distant classes! 

We love helping are others like you prepare for optimal childbirth. George is a big asset to our classes, co-teaching with Nancy. We keep our content fresh and up to date. Nancy attends relevant childbirth worker workshops. In addition to keeping her certification current with AAHCC, she studies current research and trends and is a professional member of Evidence Based Birth. She and George participate in free, semi-annual St. Vincent's Childbirth Seminars for parents too.

Our students and their providers love us and recommend us over other classes in the area! Ask us for health care providers in greater Bridgeport & New Haven who aim to reduce the cesarean rate and promote natural birth if you are looking.

We have taught over 100 series and over 350 couples since 2009 from the tri-state area, many who are clients of local midwifery practices but also those planning hospital and home births. We are independent instructors of the Bradley Method® and are known locally as Optimal Childbirth. 

Please read the fine print: 
A standard Bradley series is 12 weekly lessons. It was not always so. Historically, classes were 8 or 10 sessions. You can read the rationale for  12 classes on the AAHCC tab, "Why 12 Classes." which is provided by our parent org, AAHCC. 

Now read this:
We know many of you can't attend 12 traditional weekly classes. Reach out to us. You don't have to miss out. We can still help you have the best possible birth!


For More Info
(203) 924-9395
optimalchildbirth@att.net

Area Served:
SOUTHERN & WESTERN CT AREAS, CT
TRISTATE & BEYOND (LIVE ONLINE CLASSES), CT

53585
The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth standard series is designed for small classes with lots of individual attention. The standard length of the classes is 12 weeks covering 12 units of instruction. The Official Student Workbook is supplied to every couple attending classes. It is 130 pages with over 75 pictures and illustrations. A Coach Card is also included. Your local instructor in The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth is an independent affiliated instructor. Some classes are video enriched and offer a Certificate of Congratulations.

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