Bradley Method Classes might be right for you if:

  • You’re the type that likes to know as much as possible about important subjects.
  • You like to be in control.
  • You recognize this as a huge event in your life, and you want to get it “right.”
  • You know you want a natural childbirth, even if you’re not sure you’re capable of achieving it.
  • You want to explore ALL your options.
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“We can’t overstate the helpfulness of your classes.” -Ken, Bradley Dad, Madison

Natural childbirth classes in Madison


Tuesdays, Sept 25 – Nov 27, 2018
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in Poynette

Thursdays, Dec. 6 – Feb. 7, 2019
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in Poynette

Don’t see a series date or location that works for you? Contact me today to let me know! With enough interest, I may add another series that works better for you.

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Impressive Track Record…

If you’re hoping to have a natural birth, look no further. Nearly 90% of moms having vaginal births using the Bradley Method do so without the use of any pain medications. It’s ok if you’re not sure if you have a high enough pain tolerance to achieve a natural birth. You’re probably stronger than you think. But if you end up choosing pain medication, you won’t receive any judgement from me as your teacher.

Comprehensive Classes…

Bradley Method classes are well known for leaving no stone unturned. I view my role as your teacher to present you with evidence-based information so that you can make your own informed decisions and feel confident going into your birth.

“Denise is passionate about her teachings but insisted upon presenting fact-based information so that each of her students could decide what was right for them.” ~Jared & Kari, Sauk Prairie

  • Relaxation – Learn to relax in order to reduce pain, effectively cope with contractions, and have a more enjoyable birth.
  • Nutrition – Eating a healthy pregnancy diet can help to avoid pregnancy and labor complications so that you’re more likely to have the birth you want.
  • Pregnancy Exercises – You’ll learn some great exercises and stretches that will not only ease your pregnancy discomfort but also allow for a more comfortable labor and birth.
  • Introduction to the Stages of Labor – so that you’ll know exactly what to expect during your labor and birth.
  • Advanced Labor Techniques – Learn positions that will help to speed your labor, allow you to rest, reduce pain, and deal with any variations from normal.
  • The Coach’s Role – Whether your coach is your spouse, partner, mom, or friend, we cover lots of ways that he/she can support you during your labor, birth, and postpartum.
  • Writing a Birth Plan – We cover the enormous number of choices that you will have so that you can be confident in writing your own customized birth plan.
  • Pain Medication and Other Interventions – You can’t make informed decisions for or against these options if you don’t know about them.
  • Cesareans – Sometimes cesareans are medically necessary.  In the unlikely event that you find yourself needing one, you’ll know your options that you likely wouldn’t know otherwise.
  • Breastfeeding – Complete with videos, up-to-date information, local and online resources. You’ll feel confident that you can successfully breastfeed your baby for as long as you want.
  • Your Newborn – Decisions about your newborn begin at birth, so you will be equipped to make the best decisions for your new bundle of joy.
  • Preparing for Your New Family – Life is very different with a newborn, whether it’s your first or fifth baby. You’ll leave with a better understanding of what to expect along with some great tips for surviving those first days and weeks.

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Interactive Classes…

Whether you retain information best through reading, listening, discussing, or doing, I’ve got you covered. You won’t just be sitting and listening to lectures each week. You will get to practice relaxation each week, watch videos, play games, and do lots of activities (with prizes at stake for those of you who are the competitive type)!

Small Class Size…

I limit my class size to six couples. This ensures that I can give you the attention and learning environment you deserve. It also gives you a chance to get to know the other couples well. Several of my past students have become great friends and still keep in touch with one another years later!

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Birthing classes in Madison

A Note About Partners…

Not sure if your partner will be on board with Bradley Method classes? I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I always ask everyone in class 1 why they’ve chosen to take Bradley Method classes. Almost always, dads respond with, “Because she made me come.” or “Because this is important to her.” Once in awhile, I get a very enthusiastic dad who had to be the one to convince mom. So don’t worry if he’s not on board (yet)!

“At first my husband was against taking these classes because of cost, the long drive (an hour each way), and the time commitment. Now he tells every guy whose wife is expecting that Bradley classes taught him what to do to help his wife and baby through pregnancy and labor.” ~Janice, Elroy

Don’t Forget About the Baby…

That’s right! You actually get a baby at the end of this! You’ll learn about breastfeeding, pumping (especially if you plan to return to work), caring for your newborn, taking care of yourself postpartum and easing into your new role as parents (or parents all over again if this isn’t your first birth).

Past students have traveled from all over Madison, Verona, Middleton, DeForest, Monona, Fitchburg, Hillpoint, Reedsburg, La Valle, Elroy, Portage, Oxford, Rio, Columbus, Sun Prairie, Sauk Prairie, Menomonee Falls, Cambridge, Lake Mills, and Stoughton.

*A $50 non-refundable depost is required to hold your space in a series. The remaining $300 is payble at the beginning of the series. This fee includes your student workbook, access to my lending library of books and videos, and phone/email support from me up until a couple weeks after your baby is born.

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Thank you so much for the classes. I know I couldn’t have done it without them. If we didn’t have the knowledge of what was happening, things may have been very different. I remember thinking right after ‘well that wasn’t too bad, I could do that again.’” ~Amanda, Watertown

Denise Brusveen Birth Services
Madison , WI
Phone: 608-669-0210