Hi! I’m Erin Simmer. My husband, Paul, and I live in Hudson, Iowa with our four children. We have been teaching Bradley Method natural childbirth education classes since 2007.
Our first child was born in 2006 -- and her birth completely changed the way that I viewed childbirth. It was such an amazing experience that I felt compelled to help bring more childbirth education options to the Cedar Valley.
I believe that birth can be an empowering, transformative event. Through our classes, we strive to help take the fear out of giving birth, and to help women embrace their birth experience. Being able to teach with my husband helps to bring a male voice into the process. Paul is able to answer questions from the partner’s perspective, and encourages partners to be an integral part of the birthing process.
We want our classes to inform you and empower you, but also to bring the two of you closer together. We want you to carve out this time each week to talk about your hopes and desires for you birth and to help you prepare to make that a reality. We want to help you assemble your ideal birth team -- and know the resources to help you along the way. We would be so honored to walk this part of your journey with you.
Curious about their births? Click the pictures to read our birth stories.