This comprehensive course will prepare you to give birth without unnecessary pain or harmful interventions, using the most successful method of natural childbirth in the United States: The Bradley Method.

I have been teaching The Bradley Method since 1993, and have worked with over 1000 couples during this time. The overwhelming majority of them took my classes because they desired an unmedicated vaginal birth with minimal interventions, and over 87% of them have been able to achieve that goal.

We will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth

  • Medical terminology

  • Nutrition guidance and exercises to help you feel great and stay low-risk

  • Training the husband/partner/support personto be a highly skilled birth "coach"

  • Interventions that you may be offered during your pregnancy, labor and birth: their risks and benefits

  • Pros and cons of pain-relieving medications during labor

  • Creating a Birth Plan

  • Recognizing the stages of labor

  • C-sections and other variations / complications

  • Breastfeeding basics and newborn care

I highly recommend this article that goes into the benefits of The Bradley Method in depth.

 Format:

  • Option 1: Weekly group (in person) class, limited to a maximum of 6 couples in order to ensure sufficient personal attention from the instructor and to encourage camaraderie between students. Classes are routinely held in the Murrieta / Wildomar and  Redlands /Riverside areas, but I do occasionally offer them in other areas (please check the schedule below, and contact me for details if there is  a location you would like to see offered.) 
    $400 (payment plan available for a nominal additional fee.)

  • Option 2: I have a very limited number of openings for private courses (in your home or my location) if you prefer a customized scheduled and/or private instruction. Email me for more information on pricing and scheduling options.

WHEN:

Ideally, you should plan to begin your classes no later than the 28th week of pregnancy to ensure that you have completed the entire class series before your baby arrives. However, I do offer "make up" classes to get you caught up with a class that is already in progress, or private classes (in your home, at or my location, or via Zoom) to fit your schedule.  If you don't see a day and time that meets your needs, get in touch with me - I will often add additional classes based on demand. 

upcoming classes:

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning June 18th (Riverside / Redlands)

Sundays at 6:00 pm, beginning July 14th (Murrieta)

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning August 27th (Riverside / Redlands)

If none of these group classes fits your schedule, I will be offering a limited number of private classes this winter / spring. 

If you have questions about taking a class, I encourage you to reach out to me - you can email me at birth@lisahiguchi.com, or call/text me at 951.757.8154.  Please put “Childbirth Class” in the subject line if you email me, so I can be sure to get back to you right away.

Registration:

Email me at birth@lisahiguchi.com, or call/text me at 951.757.8154 and tell me you want to sign up for a Bradley Method Childbirth Class.  Let me know which series you'd like to sign up for, and I'll email you the registration form + a custom invoice that you can pay online using a credit/debit card or PayPal. I also accept Venmo. Once you have completed the registration process, including payment, I will send you a recommended reading list and all the information you need for the first class (address, what to bring with you, what to expect, and so on.)