The Gastonia location of SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers is proud to partner with Bradley Method® of natural childbirth instructor, Karen Gartner. Read below to learn more about Karen and the benefits of the Bradley Method®.
The Bradley Method® teaches natural childbirth and views birth as a natural process. It is our belief that most women with proper education, preparation, and the help of a loving and supportive coach can be taught to give birth naturally. The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques in which a woman and her coach play an active part. It is a simple method of increasing self-awareness, teaching a woman how to deal with the stress of labor by tuning in to her own body. The Bradley Method® encourages mothers to trust their bodies using natural breathing, relaxation, nutrition, exercise, and education.
What sets the Bradley Mehod® apart from other childbirth classes in our minds?
The focus on:
* Relaxation - A key component to the Bradley Method®
* Spouse (or close support person) as coach - This individual plays an important role and receives a lot of training through the course.
* Nutrition - There is a focus on whole foods, including adequate protein and salting food to taste.
* Honest - The course provides evidence-based information about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and more.
My husband, Alan, and I have 4 fun, energetic children. My birth experiences are: 1 daughter born in the hospital (induced for pre-eclampsia) in 2003, 1 adopted son born in the hospital (I was able to attend his birth!) in 2007, a 2nd daughter born at home in 2009 using the Bradley Method® and a 2nd son born at home in 2012 using the Bradley Method®.
Alan and I learned many strategies from the Bradley Method® to help us have amazing birth experiences, and I look forward to sharing information and ideas so you can have the same! My ultimate goal for my students is that they feel empowered through gaining knowledge and practice to make the choices they want to have satisfying and safe birth experiences...joyfully!
I have had the awesome experience of being present at several births in varying roles: as a Registered Nurse, a friend, a coach, or a doula. Each one brought tears of joy to my eyes! I think birth is one of the most miraculous events of all and I am fascinated every time I see a precious baby welcomed into the world. And soon you, too, will welcome a new little one into your family! Congratulations!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at any time. I LOVE talking about all things related to birth!
At SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers, our goal is to get you out of pain as fast as we can. Part of the healing process takes place in the patient education provided by our expert team. This complimentary guide is just one example of the many ways we continue to assist our patients who are on their way to acheiving their wellness objectives.