Six Week Childbirth Class

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


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. Childbirth Education Classes are recommended to be taken in the seventh month of pregnancy.

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.

Location: Sentara Leigh Hospital, 5 West Conference Room

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 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.

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