While pregnancy and having a child are exciting, labor and birth can be a nerve-wracking time, especially if you’re trying to decide which birthing method is best for you.
If you’re thinking about childbirth without medication (sometimes called “natural” childbirth — though we feel all forms of childbirth are natural), the Bradley Method is a popular option that you may want to consider.
Let’s explore and define the Bradley Method, as well as compare it to other popular birthing options so you can make an informed choice.
The Bradley Method has its origins in Post-War America.
In 1947, Dr. Robert Bradley came up with a revolutionary idea for its time — that people didn’t need medications to give birth. But the truly shocking concept was that you should have your partner by your side while in labor.
Before this, traditionally, the men were left in the waiting room and only invited into the hospital room after the baby…