Long-time Twin Cities doula and childbirth educator, Karen Bruce will be offering childbirth education in Saint Paul. Classes will take place in the Geneabirth office. Karen will be offering Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth classes as was a series of childbirth education classes specifically geared to families choosing home birth center birth and short sibling preparation sessions.
Karen’s classes emphasize student participation and discussion reflecting your questions, concerns & interests. Class size is limited to provide ample time for discussion and plenty of personal attention. A video will be shown in each class, and you will have access to her lending library of pregnancy and baby related books and videos.
Bradley Method Series (begins in April)
- comprehensive ten week series
- Tuesdays from 6:30-9 pm
- curriculum focused on natural childbirth
- prepares partner for an active role in labor support
Home Birth Prep (begins in May)
- five weeks of instruction
- Mondays from 6:30-9 pm
- complete course in physiological birth
- designed specifically for families birthing at home or in the birth center
Great Siblings (upon request)
- one 45 minute session
- prepares older siblings for the new baby’s arrival
- appropriate for children of all ages
For more information or to register please contact Karen at (612) 825-6936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow Karen’s facebook page to read reviews from happy clients and keep up on news and events: Karen Bruce Doula
Karen Bruce, AAHCC, I am a mother of three Bradley babies — Grover, Adelaide and Finnegan — one born in the hospital, two at home. We took Bradley Method classes for our first two births before I became a Bradley instructor. Bradley prepared us to be a confident and relaxed birthing team, and I feel honored to pass along my knowledge and experience to other couples.
I have been teaching Bradley classes for 8 years. I am often invited to attend births with my Bradley couples, supporting them whether they decide to birth in the hospital, birth center, or at home. I bring this first-hand experience to class to help you understand what birth is really like.
I am a DONA-trained birth doula and have attended over 150 births since 2006. I serve families throughout the Twin Cities, whether you choose to have your baby at the hospital, birth center or home. Many of my clients are interested in natural childbirth, and I am passionate about supporting moms and their partners during this intimate and transformative time.
I have particular experience with special circumstances such as water birth, breech babies, multiples, single moms, VBAC, siblings at birth, and planned cesarean.