Testimonials :: Childbirth Classes
"Sarah is absolutely wonderful to have as a Bradley instructor! Without her class, I don't think we would have known what to expect during the labor process. I knew I wanted to have a natural birth and after interviewing many local instructors, I found Sarah to be the most passionate, resourceful, and caring. She even gave me recommendations for some OB's in the area depending on which hospital I wanted to give birth in while I interviewed her. Because my work travel schedule was so hectic, she offered to open up another Saturday class if she found one other couple interested and sure enough, because of how great she is, she found another interested couple and opened up the class! In the end we had 6 couples in the class and that was lots of fun! We all still meet up with our little ones every now and then.
Aside of going through the course materials, Sarah also showed snippets, made sure we did our exercises and homework, and helped us with our meals to ensure we got in enough protein and other great nutrients in our daily diet.
I think the greatest part about having Sarah as an instructor is the never-ending support that she gives to her students! Who will wake up and take calls from her students in the middle of the night and walk them throughout their ENTIRE labor process, at home AND at the hospital?! SARAH WILL! And SARAH did this for us! She was on the phone with my husband off and on between 1am all the way until sunrise and probably even after too since I lost track of time during labor. We knew we could trust Sarah with our first born and she definitely did a great job guiding us through it all, from what to expect during each labor phase to anticipating next steps and also answering questions we had about drugs and options as the on call OB was starting to talk us into speeding up the labor process. We completely trusted her expert advice because we were able to get through it and deliver a beautiful, healthy and happy baby, naturally! We are so very thankful to have her with us through one of the most important events in our lives."
— Rinda S.
"We are so happy we found Sarah! Thanks to her class, we were more prepared and excited for our first baby's arrival than we ever thought we would be. She almost immediately calmed our jitters and made me feel like I actually could deliver without pain medication! With her help, we crafted our birth plan and were fortunate enough to stick to the plan almost exactly. The birth was the most incredible experience of my life and my husband was an amazing coach thanks to Sarah's guidance through her classes!"
— Jill W.
Sarah is amazing! She is very passionate about the Bradley method and a great instructor. I had 2 children with difficult labors prior to taking the class. With my 3 baby I finally had the labor I longed for.
— Kristin Y.
"Sarah is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable professionals that I have encountered regarding natural birth and related services. My husband and I attended her Bradley Method® course along with five other couples. Her presentations were consistently filled with invaluable educational content and a delivery that was very easy to understand. She presented research based approaches and information, and recommendations that enhanced our pregnancy and ensured a healthy delivery. As each topic was discussed, she demonstrated such eagerness to share in our journey. In fact, she was always available to assist in answering questions and to help us make informed decisions prior to and after baby.
I highly recommend Sarah to all expecting families! If you have the opportunity to attend sessions in a group that is what I recommend, as we have established lifelong friends along the process. Most importantly, we have a VERY happy and healthy beautiful baby boy!!!
Congratulations to all of you in search of services related to your growing families."
— Alicia G.
"Sarah was an outstanding instructor for the Bradley Method Classes we took with her. She was not only very knowledgeable and organized, but she was also very caring, and you could tell she loves what she does. It amazed me how neat she was organizing the material, the videos, the role plays and other activities. She made the 3 hour classes interesting, fun and they went by quickly.
In our case, because our baby was breach, she gave us recommendations on some things to do to try to turn our baby. She also recommended to see a specific Doctor, who I had never heard of before, and who specializes in natural breach deliveries. Thanks to her referral, I was able to look him up and we ended up going to this, and we had the most mind blowing experience having an all natural delivery, and yes breach. Some people say it was a risky situation, but I truly believe that it is how we managed the nerves and what was happening with my body that made it a successful and healthy birth. In the middle of everything that was happening I did remember a lot of the things she taught us, such as the specific breathing exercises, distracting myself (which kind of happened naturally because we drove to the Doc in LA while I was in labor), my husband timing the contractions and being an amazing coach, I even got a specific juice at the gas station she recommended for after the birth, it was heaven.
Although our baby came 3 weeks early and it was somewhat unexpected, we were able to use the skills she pointed out, thanks to all the info she gave us throughout our weekly classes. I do not think I would have had the birth I did if we didn't learn what we learned with Sarah. I trusted myself, and with no medication at all I kept reminding myself of what she said "its temporary, I'm closer to meeting my baby with every contraction..." The birth of our baby Victoria was a sweet Victory. She came to this world butt first and kicking, and because I kept calm and hubby encouraged me at every second, our baby was born safe, quickly and sorry it its TMI, but I did not tear! Most importantly, it was a happy, healthy birth, one that we were able to enjoy. I felt my baby coming, we bonded right away, stayed connected through our umbilical cord for almost 2 hours until it was completely dry, and baby latched immediately. This allowed us to connect and bond in a very special way, one I would have not known if I hadn't learned what I did with Sarah. Our birth was everything we dreamed of, and more."
"Even at our reunion Sarah gave us tips for feeding, breast feeding, social development, healthy growth and more. She is an eternal source of great info."
"Thank you so much Sarah, we are forever grateful that our paths crossed. You made our first birth a true Victory :-) We strongly recommend Sarah for childbirth education for those who are looking for a happy and healthy birth experience."
— Yanina, Rob & Victoria
"Sarah is amazing! Very knowledgable and always willing to help.
Bradley classes are filled w/ boatloads of information and you really need an instructor who is going to make it engaging and entertaining. This is a very important part because if you have an instructor that bores you, it can become very easy for you to tune the information out causing you to miss out. Sarah was also very thorough and offered lots useful info that wasn't included in the workbooks. We were very informed and went into labor feeling confident in ourselves.
— Lupe V.
"Happy Healthy Babies is the BEST!! We had private Bradley classes with Sarah at our home. From class #1 we knew that Sarah was the absolute perfect fit. She has the perfect personality to teach Bradley and is super knowledgeable about all things parent/child related. Her classes are centered around the Bradley workbook, yet she also encourages discussion and questions beyond the workbook. She brings videos and props to each class which really help you visualize and learn. She is hands on with all of the relaxation techniques and offers plenty of homework assignments for extra practice. We truly feel that Sarah is the reason we were such a great team during our labor and delivery. She really made sure that we were 100% prepared for any situation that would arise. My husband was a wonderfully prepared labor coach because and my labor was fast and intervention free. We really owe this to Sarah. She made the Bradley method fun, interactive, and kept our attention and we were always eager for the next class. We would recommend Sarah to anyone looking for an awesome instructor that really cares about you and your baby."
— Jennifer S.
"Sarah is one of the most helpful teachers I've ever known. She is knowledgeable, patient, available and goes the extra mile for your needs. The best Bradley teacher I could have ever chosen!"
— Alexandrah V.
"My husband and I cannot thank Sarah enough for her guidance during our difficult pregnancy. From the moment we contacted Sarah, she went out of her way to prepare us for labor and beyond. Her constant troubleshooting helped us monitor my nutrition and exercise, which was challenging considering I had a condition which greatly limited my mobility and my intake of food and drinks. Sarah's class empowered us with a thorough knowledge of the birthing process which impressed our OB and allowed us to work well with our medical team. More importantly, it gave my husband strength and confidence during labor and delivery so he could care for me me and our new baby boy. Because of Sarah's sweet support, we were able to achieve the unmedicated birth we desired even with extreme medical limitations. I would highly recommend adding Sarah to your pregnancy support team!"
— Chris S.
"I just wanted to say Thank-You so much for helping Chris and I with everything. Having Aleena all natural, has been the best decision by far. Thankfully, she hasn't been sick, she's not a fussy baby at all. She smiles all day! We are very thankful that we had such a great teacher! Thanks so much Sarah!
— Erika M.
"Going into my pregnancy, I wasn't 100% sure if Bradley® was for me. After our first class with Sarah, however, I knew that I'd made the right choice. From the dietary guidance to the meditation exercises, I felt well-informed, and more importantly, well-prepared. My favorite part was that I never felt like Sarah was force-feeding us information, just making sure that we got as much out of the class as we were putting in.
When I went into early prodromal labor, Sarah kindly walked me through what I was experiencing and what I could expect, as well as reaffirming the validity of my existing birth plan. Despite that early hiccup, we did end up achieving the birth story that we wanted in the end!
I would highly recommend that any parents (especially first-timers!) that are considering natural childbirth consider the Bradley® program as a whole, and Sarah in particular, for their birth classes."
— Grace B.
"My wife and I were considering trying for a natural birth for our first child, and our doctor suggested we take a look at The Bradley Method®. At first, we weren't sure if it was going to work for us, but after our first class with Sarah, our doubts disappeared. Sarah made sure that we knew what to expect throughout the entire process, as well as what to do in a wide variety of situations. That preparation is what keeps you calm and focused when the time comes, instead of frantically scrambling like a sitcom dad.
Both my wife and I enjoyed our time in Sarah's class, and we went on to have a happy, healthy baby girl medication-free, just like we'd planned. Sarah is knowledgeable, experienced, kind, and collected, and I would highly recommend her whether you're considering The Bradley Method® specifically, or natural childbirth in general."
— Hans. B.
"My husband and I cannot thank Sarah enough for her guidance during our difficult pregnancy. From the moment we contacted Sarah, she went out of her way to prepare us for labor and beyond. Her constant troubleshooting helped us monitor my nutrition and exercise, which was challenging considering I had a condition which greatly limited my mobility and my intake of food and drinks. Sarah’s class empowered us with a thorough knowledge of the birthing process which impressed ourOB and allowed us to work well with our medical team. More importantly, it gave my husband strength and confidence during labor and delivery so he could care for me me and our new baby boy. Because of Sarah's sweet support, we were able to achieve the unmedicated birth we desired even with extreme medical limitations. I would highly recommend adding Sarah to your pregnancy support team!"
— Christine G.
"Sarah was extremely knowledgeable, patient and eager to answer our questions. I felt very confident and ready for my sons water birth at home when his moment arrived. We definitely recommend that you take her class. It's a must!"
— Jessica S.
"The doctors and nurses were amazed by my control of myself and said I had a "textbook" process. All were very supportive of the plan we made and we were able to follow it smoothly (thanks so much for all of your help!) He's a bundle of joy. There's been a constant smile plastered on our face's since his birth. Can't wait for you to meet him."
— Christine S.
"Your support not only throughout the class, but during labor and in the following weeks were amazing. We went into the classes a little nervous about labor and came out really confident. Thank you so much!"
— Kelly R.
"We weren't sure about taking childbirth classes at first, but are so happy we did. We loved your class and were able to have the relaxed birth we wanted. And alex is such amazing baby. Very alert from the beginning. Thank you so much for your patience and support!"
— Rachel K.