Welcome to the Personal Website of Nancy & George Berntsen, AAHCC, 2015, affiliated Bradley Method® instructorsof the greater Bridgeport - New Haven area of Connecticut! Please peruse this site for some information regarding planning and preparing for a healthy pregnancy and natural childbirth from pre-conception through post-partum, including childbirth preparation, breastfeeding and newborn care tips via our classes and links to enrich your learning. * The Bradley Method® is effective regardless of the setting for your birth.
George and I teach the proven twelve class Bradley Method® of real natural childbirth (a.k.a., the late Dr. Robert Bradley's Husband-Coached Childbirth.) We enjoy helping expectant moms and their coaches prepare for childbirth.
We would like every possible birth couple to have the know-how to get their child off to a healthy start in life. Childbirth is a major physical, mental, emotional and spiritual event in life that requires knowledge and training in order to bring a healthy baby into the world. Our goal is to help prospective families to get off to a good start by empowering them with the tools they need to grow and give birth to a healthy baby.
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George and Nancy reside in Shelton, CT, and are parents of four grown children whom were all birthed with out pain medications. Nancy learned about natural childbirth in high school, when a friend loaned her a paperback book, "The Immaculate Deception." Soon after while attending college, she was preparing for a report on the role of the husband in childbirth. Her primary resource was a book, Husband-Coached Childbirth by Dr. Robert Bradley, known as the "father of fathers." The book was so practical and insightful compared to other resources she had studied, that she determined when the time came for her to start a family, it would be "the Bradley way." Thanks to George and Dr. Bradley, George and Nancy confidently succeeded in having four exciting, memorable, healthy pregnancies and surprisingly manageable birth experiences without need for pain medications.
George and Nancy are certified instructors of the Bradley Method® of natural childbirth. Nancy served as a trained volunteer lactation counselor and co-leader in southeastern Connecticut when their children were young. She is a graduate of University of Bridgeport with a BSN and is a personal support for a mentally challenged client. George is a graduate of Regent University of the State of New York with a BS in technology and works as a manager in the fuel cell industry. He is also a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Both have had teaching roles professionally and personally over the years.
Success can be yours!
In Dr. Bradley's obstetrical practice from 1947 through 1998, over 96% of trained and coached women, 13,000, gave birth without pain medication. Today, 80% or more of women who have prepared for birth via the Bradley Method® of childbirth preparation classes are achieving medication-free births, having learned and practiced the "secrets" to relaxation and natural breathing as well as good nutrition and exercise through their pregnancies and effective communications with their healthcare practitioner. Practice makes perfect! A minimum of twelve weeks of training leads to the greatest outcomes. We invite you to join us to prepare for one of the most pivotal events in your life, giving birth!
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