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Sentara Maternity Services offers parenting classes as well as specific classes for moms, dads, grandparents, and siblings. To learn more or register, view our options below.

Taking Care of Baby
This class is designed for new parents, expectant parents or adoptive parents! During this class, parents will learn the basics of baby care, including bathing demonstrations, cord care, diapering techniques and how to dress the baby. The class also includes information on infant care, the realities of parenting, responsibilities of being a parent and positive parenting techniques.

Cost: $45 per couple

Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
To register please, call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center - Yorktown Room
(Free class on the first Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
To register, please call: (757) 259-4233 or register online.

Infant/Child Emergency First Aid
A class for parents, guardians and grandparents to learn basic safety information and how to respond in the event of an emergency. Additional topics such as child proofing, first aid, SIDS, and car safety will be presented. Infant and Child CPR will be taught (demonstration only) as well as techniques to help a choking infant and child. Each person/couple registered will receive their own CPR doll and DVD to take home for additional practice, to review the techniques as needed, or to teach a babysitter.

Cost: $50 per couple

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
To register, please call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Infant/Child CPR - Suffolk
Emergencies can happen! Let this class teach you what to do. During this class, you will learn about conscious and unconscious obstructed airway management, infant and child CPR techniques and car seat safety. The class is located at Sentara Obici Hospital Women's Center.

Cost: $20 per couple

Sentara Obici Hospital
To register, please call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Understanding Birth e-Class
Learn on your own schedule from your own computer. A comprehensive online childbirth class that allows expectant parents to access from the comforts of home and on their own schedule. The course covers pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, hospital interventions, medical options for pain relief, birth, Cesarean sections, newborn and postpartum care. Comfort measure practice class is included with the $100 fee and your code gives you access for 60 days.

Cost: $100

To register, please email Dana Gregory at

Growth and Development
A two-hour class for new parents and parents-to-be. This course includes information about basic newborn growth and development in the first few months of life.

Cost: Free

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center - Yorktown Room
(Free class on the third Thursday each month from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
To register, please call: (757) 259-4233 or register online.

Rookie Dad
Rookie Dads trains expectant dads to be involved in the care of their new baby. The free, two-hour class gives men a chance to gather with other men to talk about what to expect from their new role; discuss concerns; and learn about feeding, diapering, bathing, and sleeping techniques in a safe, supportive arena.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center - Williamsburg Room
(Free class on the second Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

To register, please call: (757) 259-4233 or register online.

Prepared Sibling Class - Suffolk
This free class is designed to help the older sibling learn to adjust to the arrival of the newest member of the family. The program is designed for children 4 to 10 years of age.

Sentara Obici Hospital

To register, please call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online

Grandparents Class
Discover an exciting learning journey while exploring the role of grandparents and caring for our babies.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center - Williamsburg Room 
(Free class on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
To register, please call (757) 259-4233 or register online.


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