Susan Bradford, LVN, CCE, CHT
Doula | Childbirth Educator | Birth Ceremonialist
Since 1990 Susan has offered her childbirth services in Marin County, California. Over the years she has offered care and services to families spanning from prenatal to birth to postpartum.
Susan began her passionate path into childbirth in the early 1970’s. She became a LVN in 1976 working as a postpartum and newborn nursery nurse at Boston Lying-In Hospital. In 1977, Susan began midwifery training at the Holistic Childbirth Institute in San Francisco, while working as a Maternal and Infant Bonding Recovery Room Nurse at Kaiser San Francisco. After raising her daughter to an older age, she then continued her midwifery studies and training with Hearts and Hands and then apprenticing with Maria Iorillo, LM, CPM and in Jamaica with midwife Christina de Eno.
Susan's first childbirth education training was the method of Dr Grantly Dick-Read, the “Grandfather of Natural Childbirth” a British obstetrician who first wrote Childbirth Without Fear in the 1944. Over the years she has continued taking other trainings, for example, with Pam England of Birthing From Within and with Whapio of The Matrona. She continues her studies, trainings and explorations in the childbirth field as she feels there is always so much more to learn.
And yet of all the things she has done in her life, Susan is most proud of being the mother of her happy, healthy, creative and delightful daughter.