Weekend Childbirth Comprehensive Class

Maternity Nurse



Registration Required
Multiple Locations
Multiple Dates

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.

Weekend Childbirth Comprehensive Class:

This is a two-day class starting Fridays 6 - 9:30 p.m. and resuming Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This 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.

We recommend completing the course three to four weeks prior to your due date. (34weeks)

Cost: $90 per couple. Payment is required at time of registration in order to hold your spot. Only one registration/payment is required per couple.


  • SLH = Sentara Leigh Hospital, Orthojoint Center - 5 West Tower Conference Room
  • SPAH = Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Second Floor Large Classroom

Bring two pillows and a blanket to all classes.

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 Gregory at 757-388-2837 or send an email to dlmille1@sentara.com. If the minimum class size requirement is not met, you may be contacted regarding a cancellation or to reschedule.

NOTE: Please register using mother's name only. The registration fee includes mom and a support person. Space is limited.

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