~knowing and trusting your design~
Serving Mississippi families since 2007, it has been a joy and privilege to work with over 200 mothers to bring their babies safely into the world.
Did you know? Mississippi’s cesarean rate is right at 36%. Hattiesburg’s cesarean rate is 39%. But women who have taken my Bradley classes have only a 12.7% cesarean rate. Understanding the birth process and knowing your options makes for better birth outcomes.
Birth changes women for the rest of their lives. Let your birth-day be one that changes you for the better!
If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.” ~Diana M. Korte
My husband and I look back on the birth of our firstborn with much gratitude. What looked bleak in the beginning due to an early induction turned out to be the best childbirth experience we ever could have had. Because of Elizabeth, who taught us the Bradley Method and gave us the best coaching as our doula, we were able to experience an unmedicated childbirth and deliver a healthy baby boy. We would choose Elizabeth as our doula for any future children we may have!
The classes made me feel empowered as a woman and a soon-to-be mother. My coach and I learned to work together to enjoy the pregnancy, the anticipation of labor, and the coming of a new baby. We learned what normal labor is, and that there is nothing to fear. It enhanced my relationship with my husband, Daryl, and had a lasting effect on our marriage.
The Bradley classes that Elizabeth taught us were so helpful. They really empowered us to have the birth that we had dreamed of having. She was a great teacher because of her experience and her passion for natural childbirth. The accountability throughout the classes was so needed and helped to keep us on track with my pregnancy diet, exercise, and preparing our labor team for the birth.
After having my first child assisted with forceps and medication, I never thought I could have a natural birth. But after taking these classes I was able to understand and control my body while in labor and have the natural birth I always wanted. The classes taught my husband to be an outstanding coach and helped him support me when my labor got tough.
The Bradley Method taught me how to have the safest birth, not only for my child, but for me as well. I had the perfect birth because I was well-prepared for what was going to happen.
This is THE most awesome class I have ever taken. It was enlightening, empowering, and it helped form and cement a special bond between Austin and me. Without this class, I would not have been able to handle an all-natural birth. Elizabeth, who was also our doula, helped make that dream a reality by teaching us, in twelve short weeks, that my body was created for this! For those of you on the fence about natural birth, do some research. The evidence speaks for itself – NATURAL IS SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU AND BABY. Don’t let fear hold you back!!! Take it from someone who has delivered both medicated and natural… I will NEVER again choose any route other than natural. It changed my life. Yes, it’s THAT awesome.