The Bradley Method
Stephanie is certified in teaching The Bradley Method®. The Bradley Method® has proven it self over generations as the premier form of childbirth education. Steph is currently teaching in St. Peter and throughout Southern Minnesota. 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. Class schedule and registration here.
What is a doula?
The word doula means “mothering the mother” or “to serve”. I serve and support expectant women, their partners and families with the emotional and physical aspects of childbirth. Stephanie works with you and your partner to help you have the best birth possible, whether in the hospital or at home, with or without pain medication. A doula is needed to continuously support you and your partners birthing desires. Click here to learn more about The Green Storks premier doula support packages.
Why should I consume my placenta?
It is believed that consuming your placenta after birth can help to balance hormones, replenish depleted iron stores, reduce postpartum bleeding, and increase milk production.
Many people refer to their encapsulated placenta as “happy pills.’ Placenta is high in vitamin B6, and is believed to help prevent postpartum depression, increase energy levels, and even increase libido. More information on encapsulation here.