Heidi Brousseau

Bradley Method® Childbirth Education & Birth Doula Services

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Hi Heidi,
I just want to send you a HUGE thank you!! Our little Faye was born healthy and beautiful on March 4th (during the snowstorm, of course!). You did such an amazing job preparing both me and Dan and I feel like that had a big impact on our birth experience. I felt confident going into labor, having a good understanding of everything that was happening in my body. We had no interventions and my breathing became my most important skill. I was able to keep my body relaxed and the midwife even commented on how I had my jaw completely relaxed - I told her I was trying to remember all the things I learned in class. It was really important to me that I have a positive birth experience and I did, and you played a definite role in that. So again, thank you so much Heidi!

-Dan, Sage & Faye

March 2019

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for all of your wonderful guidance and support. You've taught us both so much precious information, which we'd be lost without. Thanks for your kind and heartfelt spirit. You have been such a big part of our "birth journey". We will never forget you!

~ Kelly and Dan
December 2016

We just finished our 10 week course with Heidi last night and she is phenomenal at what she does. I would recommend everyone take this Bradley class with her. It's so fun and interactive and the knowledge my fiancé and I walked away with, will always be remembered! Thank you so much Heidi for all the love and support. We appreciate you !! 

~Courtney and Matthew 

September 2016

We couldn't be happier to have had Heidi walk with us during my pregnancy and the birth of our first daughter! During the pregnancy, we attended each Bradley Method class in her home. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and we instantly felt comfortable learning the material, practicing the relaxation techniques, and asking questions. Every doubt or insecurity was met with reliable information that helped us be even more confident about having a natural birth. She even let us take books home to read, or sent us articles about our questions or parts of the pregnancy where we might be struggling. When the time came to give birth, my husband and I felt prepared and confident; we knew what my body was doing, how I should be feeling, and that we were making the best decision for our baby. Because of the classes and Heidi's support, my husband knew how to support me through each contraction, and effortlessly took the lead in making sure I was as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

~ Corrie and Andrew
September 2013

My husband and I were referred to the Bradley Method by my brother and sister in law. I had done my research on natural childbirth and knew this would be the right step for us. My husband knew nothing about the particulars of pregnancy or giving birth, but once we started the classes he couldn't wait to go to the next one and would talk about all we learned all the way home! I really felt that we had a stronger connection because he became more involved in the pregnancy and would encourage me every step of the way. My husband felt so confident in the information we received that he bragged he would have no problem delivering the baby himself!

Heidi was great! No question was too silly to ask and we felt comfortable enough to express all of our worries and fears in a very relaxed atmosphere. We even called her while I was in labor because we wanted more tips on how to relieve back labor. She was a great support system.

The Bradley Method gave us peace of mind because it made us aware of all the options available and situations that may arise at the hospital. Plus it was a great comfort knowing that my husband and I were on the same page and he would be the decision maker while I was in labor. Bradley is great for couples who really want dads to play the role of a doula during labor and delivery. I would recommend it to anyone who is considering a natural birth.
~Stephanie and Kevin
September 2013

Heidi, Little Dennis wanted to thank you for helping him be born drug free! He is doing fabulous, thank you so so much for being willing to open your home to give us such an awesome experience!! : ) We are all so happy : )

~ Suzie and Patrick
October 2013

I was a little late in the game to select a birthing class. I wasn't even sure if this was the method I wanted to go with, but after taking the first class I thought it didn't really matter what the method was, because I immediately trusted the person teaching the class.  Heidi was very helpful answering questions during the beginning of my labor when I called her, and during the hard parts, her voice in my head (along with my husbands in my ear) kept me focused on what I was supposed to be doing.  With my husband there supporting me in the ways he learned over the course of the classes, I was able to have natural labor and birth. Looking back (especially after finding out our baby was over nine pounds!), there is no question that taking this particular class was the key to have a natural birth for me.
~ Amy and Robert
January 2014

My husband and I are so glad that we decided to take the Bradley method course with Heidi as our instructor. The lessons we learned in class were not only helpful for our delivery but also great life lessons. I feel that my husband and I were able to bond and learn a lot about each other. I would definitely recommend Heidi's class. She is a warm and caring instructor who really made us feel comfortable and empowered. You won't regret the time or money spent on this course!

~Allison and Tony
February 2014 

Birth Doula Services

At our birth, Heidi's calming, supportive presence was invaluable. At the beginning of labor, she came to our home and helped get towels, provided gentle massage and relaxation methods, and help us into the car on our way to the hospital. Her demeanor of quiet confidence was just what we needed - offering additional ideas for relaxation when we ran out of ideas, or giving my husband a few moments of relief throughout the night. She helped us make critical decisions at the hospital, reminding us of what we learned in our Bradley Method classes and providing encouragement to me along the way. She held my hand, moaned with me in the tub, and even gave my weary husband a little back massage when he thought he couldn't hold on any longer! 

Before we knew it, our daughter was born - and Heidi was right by our side. We all cried tears of joy and relief. Our midwife and nurses continuously noted what a great team we were and how smooth the labor had gone. I know this was in large part due to the loving coaching we received from Heidi, in the weeks and moments before our baby arrived. I couldn't be happier with our birth story, and that Heidi was the one guiding us through it!

~ Birth of Harper
September 2013

Heidi, We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to experience the beautiful natural birth of our son. Through the education you provide in your classes and the support you provided during labor, we were empowered to advocate for the birth that we hoped for. It was exactly what we hoped it would be... although it could have gone a little quicker! haha. We cannot thank you enough for assisting in our amazing birth experience.

Jaimie and Steve

~ Birth of Parker

September 2014

After taking Heidi's Bradley Method class, my husband and I decided to continuing working with her as our doula because we appreciated her no-judgement attitude and we knew we could feel comfortable with her.  Heidi's presence proved to be incredibly valuable during my labor. She was the positive and encouraging voice that I needed in order to have the birth I was working for. I felt so well supported physically, mentally and emotionally thanks to the coaching partnership of Heidi and my husband. The hospital staff also noted how well supported I was.  I suggest both her class and doula services to everyone I meet who is pregnant!

~ Birth of Owen
April 2014

Dear Heidi,

We cannot thank you enough for being with us and supporting us on such a big day in our lives. We enjoyed getting to know you during the classes and we learned so much. You prepared us well and made us comfortable with taking on the challenge and joy of a natural childbirth. I greatly appreciate you calming me down and reminding me how to make informed choices the night before our birth, which made all the difference in not being induced. Your support for both of us during labor and birth made us both feel like we could do it. Your quiet reminders and calm presence were exactly what was needed. I never would have walked the halls or gotten a shower on my own and both made me feel way better. You are truly a special person and you helped make Thomas' entrance into this world a wonderful memory for all of us.

Kris and Peter

~Birth of Thomas

March 2016