6 Week Childbirth Class

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Sentara Women's Health Education now offers a variety of prenatal prepared childbirth class options to meet the needs of expectant parents. All of our classes are taught by certified childbirth educators and lactation consultants or experienced neonatal registered nurses. Videos and educational materials are provided for each course.

This 6-Week Childbirth Class is a traditional, comprehensive, childbirth class that prepares expectant parents for the physical and emotional challenges of late pregnancy, labor and birth. The content includes: anatomy, late pregnancy discomforts and exercises along with comfort measures to provide relief, prenatal exercises and nutrition, warning signs of complications, the stages of labor and coping measures such as relaxation, breathing techniques, positions for promoting descent, massage etc with practice time provided.

Hospital procedures and medical interventions/options such as pain medications, epidurals, and Cesarean sections are all covered. A brief review of newborn care, breastfeeding and postpartum care are also covered in this course. This class meets once per week (on a designated day) for two hours per week. (For example, if you register for a Monday evening class, you will attend every Monday for 6 weeks from 7 - 9 p.m.). Childbirth Education Classes are recommended to be taken in the seventh month of pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment is required at time of registration (via credit card only) in order to hold your spot. If payment is not received your registration will be canceled.  Registration is NOT complete until your payment has been processed.  Payments will no longer be accepted at class.  If you are a Sentara employee you will be contacted the week before class via phone for payment to be collected.  If class is full please contact Dana Scarborough at dlmille1@sentara.com for possible wait list or add on.

Cost: $75 per couple. Only one registration/payment is required per couple. Register under mother's name only. Fee includes mom plus one support person.

Sentara Employees please contact Dana Scarborough at
dlmille1@sentara.com for more information on employee discounts. In order to receive a discount, please use your Sentara email address.  If you are a Sentara employee you will be contacted the week before class via phone for payment to be collected.

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are subject to the following policy. Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the course regarding cancellation. Contact Dana Scarborough at 757-388-2837 or send an email to dlmille1@sentara.com.

Please Note: If the minimum class size requirement is not met, you may be contacted regarding a cancellation or to reschedule.

For any questions, Contact Dana Scarborough at dlmille1@sentara.com.