Is a small round table type talk, varying in topics. We hope to bring in speakers that address the wide ranging of questions and concerns that we as parents have every day!
The Toolbox Talk is free to attend for parents.
Regular Cafe admission will be applied to children playing during the talk.
Topics of Discussion:
- How we view childbirth in the U.S.
- The hormonal orchestration of childbirth
- What the Bradley Method is and how it began
- Basics of a Bradley Method class and the main benefits
Bridget has been teaching The Bradley Method in Austin for the last 19 years. She has taught approximately 900 couples over those years. She has 3 children, all born using The Bradley Method: Ethan, 19; Devan, 15; and Sage, 13. She has been married to their dad and her Bradley coach, Dan, for 25 years. Bridget volunteered at her children's elementary school, running the volunteer reading program. She has spent the last 8 years working at her children's middle school in the library and front office. She does not plan to work at their high school, though.
During this talk we will be discussing everything from:
-Recovering from childbirth
-Bringing Baby Home
-Postpartum mood disorders
Katie is on a mission to provide exceptional labor and postpartum support to the Austin area by using her tools of education, compassion, and support in helping families navigate parenthood with unbiased information. Katie has completed her labor and postpartum training through Prodoula and is a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor through Breastfeeding USA. Katie's passion and interest in birth and postpartum were sparked by her own journey of motherhood. She is a born and raised Austinite, a mother of 5 children, and has been married to her husband for 5 wonderful years. Katie and her family reside in the hill country.