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Virtual Childbirth Education Classes

Virtual Childbirth Preparation - Live Class with Instructor

Virtual Childbirth Preparation is a 4-session course that provides you and a support person with essential information and support as you prepare for birth. Carried out over 10 total classroom hours, the class series reviews in detail what you need to know around your upcoming birth experience, utilizing a more slow-paced environment that allows you to build relationships with your instructor and the other participants in class.

  • Class topics include:
    • Pregnancy basics
    • Understanding labor and birth
    • Medication and anesthesia
    • The basics of Cesarean birth
    • The early post-partum period
  • In addition to these class topics, you will have the opportunity over the class series to learn about and practice relaxation techniques and receive feedback from your instructor.
  • Parents who plan to breastfeed should take a separate Breastfeeding class. This class does not include basic newborn care.
  • Class cost includes a workbook delivered via U.S. mail after registration. Workbook provides instructions on accessing a companion web app which includes all of the book content as well as video clips, printable charts and checklists, interactive web tools and much more.

Class fee includes participant and one adult partner. Partners are encouraged to attend.

Class length: 4 class sessions, 2.5 hours each

Class cost: $229

Class Beginning November 7

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Virtual Natural Childbirth - Live Class with Instructor

Our fun and relaxing Natural Childbirth class is used to inspire couples that birth is a normal and natural process. The most important way to approach birth is with confidence and relaxation. This can be achieved by knowing what to expect and developing the skills to move through labor. The class is a blend of lecture, discussion, and relaxation. It is designed for couples interested in natural childbirth options.

Live class will be taught via Zoom meeting.
3 class sessions, 2 hours per session

Cost: $100

November 8 Class

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December 6 Class

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Virtual Childbirth Express - Live Class with Instructor

The Virtual Childbirth Express class is offered as three 2-hour classes via Zoom. This class is conducted by a live instructor and will cover the same material as our in-person Childbirth Express class. Time is allotted for Q&A during each 2-hour session. Workbook is included and will be delivered via U.S. mail after registration. Workbook provides instructions on accessing a companion web app which includes all of the book content as well as video clips, printable charts and checklists, interactive web tools and much more.

Cost: $179

Class beginning November 4

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Class beginning November 17

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Class beginning November 23

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Class beginning November 30

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Class beginning December 2

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Class beginning December 3

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Class beginning December 10

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Virtual Breastfeeding Instructional Class – Live Class with Instructor

This class is being offered as a 3 hour course via Zoom with a live instructor and will prepare you for a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience. 

Topics include:

  • Latching
  • How to hold your baby
  • How often and how long to feed
  • How to avoid common problems

Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner. Coaches are encouraged to attend.
1 class session, 3 hours long

Cost: $79

November 4 Class

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November 10 Class

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November 17 Class

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November 30 Class

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December 4 Class

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December 10 Class

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December 12 Class

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December 30 Class

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Virtual Sibling Preparation – Live Class with Instructor

An interactive class taught via Zoom for children ages 3 to 7 who are expecting a new brother or sister. This class touches on what it means to be a big brother or sister. Please have a baby picture of big brother or sister available to share with the class. A packet of materials including a coloring book and craft activity is mailed to each registrant. Siblings should have a doll or stuffed animal to hold in order to participate along with the instructor.

Topics include:

  • What siblings can expect when baby comes home
  • How siblings can safely interact with their new baby
  • Exploring feelings around becoming a sibling

Live class is taught via Zoom Meeting. (Next class: Saturday, November 14)
1 class session, 1 hour long
Registration includes one child/two parents.

Cost: $20 per child

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Virtual Hypnobirthing - Live Class with Instructor

A fully comprehensive childbirth class that will take you through each step of labor and birth and give you the training and tools to have a more comfortable birth. You and your birth companion will learn simple breathing, relaxation exercises and self-guided hypnosis techniques that allow you to trust your natural birthing instincts. HypnoBirthing teaches that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor. HypnoBirthing has proven to bring confidence, calm and comfort to the birthing mother and baby. Ideal to start this series by the beginning of your third trimester.

Live class will be taught via Zoom meeting.
Class fee includes participant, one adult partner and the cost of supplies.
5 class sessions, 2 1/2 hours each

Cost: $350

Class Beginning November 8

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Class Beginning January 10

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Class Beginning February 28

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Virtual From Bump to Baby - Live Class with Instructor

The Virtual From Bump to Baby class is offered as three 2-hour sessions via Zoom. This class is taught by a live instructor and will include the same content as our in-person From Bump to Baby Class, providing express versions of our three most popular classes, including: Newborn Care, Childbirth Preparation, and Breastfeeding. Expectant parents will be introduced to:

  • Baby care basics
  • Information on labor, birth, and early postpartum
  • How to prepare for a successful, rewarding breastfeeding experience

Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner

Cost: $199

Class beginning November 3:

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Class beginning December 28:

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Virtual Newborn Care - Live Class with Instructor

This class is being offered as a 3 hour course via Zoom with a live instructor who will introduce newborn care basics. A workbook will be mailed to class participants after registration. Participants may use a doll or stuffed animal to follow along with the instructor demonstrations if desired.

Topics include:

  • What to expect from your new infant
  • Holding and swaddling demonstrations
  • Feeding
  • Bathing and diapering demonstrations
  • Sleeping and safety

Parents who plan to breastfeed should take a separate breastfeeding class. There are two options: Understanding Breastfeeding eClass - interactive online course and Virtual Breastfeeding Instructional Class – Live Class with Instructor.

1 class session, 3 hours long

Cost: $59

November 1 Class

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November 12 Class

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November 15 Class

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November 19 Class

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November 22 Class

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November 28 Class

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December 6 Class

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December 17 Class

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December 19 Class

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December 27 Class

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Virtual Baby’s First Year and Beyond – Giving Your Baby the Best Start - Live Class with Instructor

In this virtual class you will learn all about what to expect from your baby beyond those first few weeks. Hear about how caregivers can positively influence the growth of children to achieve academic and emotional success. This class is not a replacement for newborn care and covers development of older infants into toddlerhood.

Topics include:

  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Common health topics
  • Child care and early education
  • Sleep and safety
  • Parenting and discipline
  • Area support and parenting help

Live class will be taught via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, December 9.
1 class session, 3 hours long

Cost: $79

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Virtual Infant Massage - Live Class with Instructor

This virtual three class series teaches caregivers how to safely and effectively massage their infant, promoting caregiver/infant bonding, relieving baby's stress, and providing stimulation.

This class series is virtual with a live instructor offered through Zoom meeting.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of infant massage
  • Knowing when/when not to massage your baby
  • Types of massage

3 class sessions, 1 hour each

Cost: $59

Class Beginning December 2

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Virtual Grandparenting – Live Class with Instructor

This virtual class allows you to refresh your memory on infant care.

  • Learn about important medical updates and safety practices that every family member and caregiver should know
  • Discuss ways to support the new family, even from a distance

Class fee includes one participant
One class session, 2.5 hours long via Zoom

Cost: $49

November 14 Class:

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Understanding Pregnancy eClass

This interactive online class covers essential information on your baby’s development, helpful tips for a healthy pregnancy, and includes partner tips throughout. You’ll see how your baby develops with 3D animation and have access to helpful trackers and checklists that help you stay organized and healthy. Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

eClass chapters:

  • Fetal development
  • Medical care
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Discomforts
  • Hazards
  • Emotions

Preview eClass: Understanding Pregnancy

Cost: $49. (You will receive 270 days of access from your first log-in)

After you complete your registration and payment online, call 571-472-1401 and leave a voicemail stating that you have enrolled in the Understanding Pregnancy eClass. Leave your name and contact number and you will be sent an email with instructions on how to access the course.

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Understanding Birth eClass

This class is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site Childbirth Express or Childbirth Preparation class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions.

The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth.

The childbirth eClass will help you:

  • Understand pregnancy
  • Learn about labor
  • See how the stages of labor unfold
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques

Cost: $99. (You will receive 270 days of access from your first log-in.)

Preview e-Class: Understanding Birth

After you complete your registration and payment online, call 571-472-1401 and leave a voicemail stating that you have enrolled in the Understanding Birth eClass. Leave your name and contact number and you will be sent an email with instructions on how to access the course.

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Understanding Cesarean Birth eClass

This interactive online course covers essential information about preparing for, having, and recovering from cesarean surgery, and it highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You'll also learn what steps you can take to make your planned cesarean birth a family-centered experience, including an opportunity to create your own cesarean birth plan. Allow 2 to 3 hours to complete.

eClass chapters:

  • Cesarean Overview
  • Signs of Labor
  • Preparing for Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical Procedure
  • Recovery in the Hospital
  • Recovery at Home

Preview eClass: Cesarean Birth

Cost: $49 (You will receive 270 days of access from your first log-in)

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Understanding Your Newborn eClass

This interactive online course covers essential information for the first six weeks and beyond, including clear video examples of bathing, feeding and diapering, and lets you know when to call the doctor. You will also stay organized with a variety of helpful checklists and trackers! Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

eClass chapters:

  • Newborn Traits
  • Newborn Behaviors
  • Crying and Comforting
  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Bathing, Nail Care and Dressing
  • Newborn Health
  • Newborn Safety

Cost: $49 (You will receive 270 days of access from your first log-in)

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Understanding Breastfeeding eClass

This interactive online course covers the essentials of breastfeeding, including clear animation and plenty of video examples. It lets you know when to call for help and includes partner tips throughout. You will also have the opportunity to track feedings with an easy-to-use tracker! Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

eClass chapters:

  • How Breastfeeding Works
  • How to Breastfeed
  • When to Feed Your Baby
  • Getting Enough Milk
  • Breast Care
  • Breastfeeding Lifestyle

Cost: $49 (You will receive 270 days of access from your first log-in.)

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Clases Virtuales de Educación Sobre el Parto

Clase en línea Entendiendo el Parto

Este curso interactivo en línea cubre la información esencial sobre el parto y más. También resalta las maneras en las que la pareja puede ayudar durante el proceso. Además podrá obtener una idea sobre la realidad del parto viendo varias historias sobre nacimientos. ¡También tendrá la oportunidad de crear su propio plan para el parto! Puede completarse entre 4 y 6 horas.

Capítulos de la Clase en línea:

  • Embarazo
  • Parto
  • Historias sobre nacimientos
  • Técnicas de relajación
  • Procedimientos médicos
  • Parto por cesárea
  • Recién nacidos
  • Posparto

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Precio: $99

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Clase en línea Entendiendo al Recién Nacido

Este curso interactivo en línea cubre información esencial para las primeras seis semanas y después, incluyendo ejemplos en video del baño, alimentación y cambio de pañal, y le indica cuándo llamar al médico. Usted se mantendrá organizado con una útil diversidad de listas de comprobación y seguimiento.Se completa entre 2 y 3 horas.

Capítulos de la Clase en línea:

  • Rasgos físicos del recién nacido
  • Comportamientos del recién nacido
  • Llanto y consolación
  • Alimentación
  • Cambio de Pañales
  • Baño, Cuidado de las Uñas y Ropa
  • Salud del Recién Nacido
  • Seguridad del Recién Nacido

Precio: $49

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Clase en línea Entendiendo la Lactancia Materna

Este curso interactivo en línea cubre los conceptos básicos de lactancia, incluyendo animaciones y muchos ejemplos en video. Le permite saber cuándo pedir ayuda e incluye consejos para con la pareja. ¡También tendrá la oportunidad de monitorear las lactancias con un monitor fácil de usar! Se completa entre 2 y 3 horas.

Capítulos de la Clase en línea:

  • Cómo funciona la lactancia
  • Cómo amamantar
  • Cuándo debe alimentar a su bebé
  • Obtiene suficiente leche
  • Cuidado de las mamas
  • El estilo de vida de la lactancia

Precio: $49

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In-Person Childbirth Education Classes

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, our in-person classes are currently postponed.

Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Preparation is a 4-session course that provides you and a support person with essential information and support as you prepare for birth. Carried out over 12 total classroom hours, the class series reviews in detail what you need to know around your upcoming birth experience, utilizing a more slow-paced environment that allows you to build relationships with your instructor and the other participants in class.

Class topics include:

  • Pregnancy basics
  • Understanding labor and birth
  • Medication and anesthesia
  • The basics of Cesarean birth
  • The early post-partum period

In addition to these class topics, you will have the opportunity over the class series to learn about and practice relaxation techniques and receive feedback from your instructor.

Parents who plan to breastfeed should take a separate Breastfeeding class.

Class cost includes 6 months exclusive access to the See What You Read website, SeeWhatYouRead.com. This online resource is a companion to the class book and provides video clips, printable charts and checklists, interactive web tools, and much more. Access PIN number is provided during class.

Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner.

4 class sessions, 3 hours each

Cost: $249

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Childbirth Express

Childbirth Express is a compressed version of the Childbirth Preparation class, offered as one 6-hour weekend class or as two 3-hour evening classes. While this class covers the same material as Childbirth Preparation, it is conducted in a more accelerated, condensed manner, making it ideal for the busy couple.

  • Class topics include:
    • Pregnancy basics
    • Understanding labor and birth
    • Medication and anesthesia
    • The basics of Cesarean birth
    • The early post-partum period
  • Relaxation techniques are introduced in class for partners to practice on their own at home. If you are interested in practicing relaxation techniques in class, with feedback offered from an experienced childbirth education instructor, Childbirth Preparation may be the more appropriate class for you.
  • Parents who plan to breastfeed should take a separate Breastfeeding class.
  • Class cost includes 6 months exclusive access to the See What You Read website, SeeWhatYouRead.com. This online resource is a companion to the class book and provides video clips, printable charts and checklist, interactive web tools and much more. Access PIN number is provided during class.

Live class will be taught via Zoom Meeting.

Class fee includes participant and one adult partner. Partners are encouraged to attend.

1 class session, 6 hours long OR 2 class sessions, 3 hours each

Cost: $179

Sesssion 1, Begins April 26, 2020:

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Session 2, Begins May 22, 2020:

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HypnoBirthing

A fully comprehensive childbirth class that will take you through each step of labor and birth and give you the training and tools to have a more comfortable birth. You and your birth companion will learn simple breathing, relaxation exercises and self-guided hypnosis techniques that allow you to trust your natural birthing instincts. HypnoBirthing teaches that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor. HypoBirthing has proven to bring confidence, calm and comfort to the birthing mother and baby. Ideal to start this series by the beginning of your third trimester.

  • Class fee includes participant, one adult partner and the cost of supplies.
  • 5 class sessions, 2 1/2 hours each
  • Cost: $350

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From Bump to Baby

  • A one-day six-hour seminar consisting of 90 minute express versions of our 3 most popular classes, including: Baby Care, Childbirth Preparation, and Breastfeeding. Expectant parents will be introduced to:
    • Baby care basics with hands-on practice
    • Information on labor, birth, and early postpartum
    • How to prepare for a successful, rewarding breastfeeding experience
  • You are welcome to bring food and drinks for your enjoyment during class. Lunch will not be provided.
  • Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner
  • Cost: $199

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Natural Childbirth

  • Our fun and relaxing Natural Childbirth class is used to inspire couples that birth is a normal and natural process. The most important way to approach birth is with confidence and relaxation. This can be achieved by knowing what to expect and developing the skills to move through labor. The class is a blend of lecture, discussion and relaxation. It is designed for couples interested in natural childbirth options.
  • 1 class session, 6 hours long
  • Cost: $100
  • Class fee includes participant and one adult partner

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Baby Care

  • A must-have class for expectant parents or parents adopting a newborn. A skilled instructor introduces baby care basics and walks parents through hands-on practice. Topics include:
    • What to expect from your new infant
    • Holding and swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Bathing and diapering
    • Sleeping and safety
  • Parents who plan to breastfeed should take a separate breastfeeding class
  • Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner.
  • 1 class session, 3 hours long
  • Cost: $79

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Baby Care for Dads

  • This class is a must for all dads-to-be! A skilled instructor introduces practical baby care basics and walks dads through hands-on practice. Topics include:
    • What to expect at the hospital
    • Holding and swaddling
    • Diapering
    • Sleeping and safety
  • Class fee includes 1 participant
  • 1 class session, 3 hours long
  • Cost: $49

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Baby's First Year and Beyond – Giving Your Baby the Best Start

  • Learn all about what to expect from your baby beyond those first few weeks. Hear about how caregivers can positively influence the growth of children to achieve academic and emotional success. Topics include:
    • Feeding & Nutrition
    • Common health topics
    • Child Care & Early Education
    • Sleep and Safety
    • Parenting & Discipline
    • Area support and parenting help
  • Class fee includes participant, one adult partner and baby. Partners/coaches are encouraged to attend. (Class may be taken with or without baby in attendance).
  • 1 class session, 3 hours long
  • Cost: $79

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Breastfeeding

  • This class will prepare you for a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience. Topics include:
    • Latching
    • How to hold your baby
    • How often and how long to feed
    • How to avoid common problems
  • Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner. Coaches are encouraged to attend.
  • 1 class session, 3 hours long
  • Cost : $79

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Grandparenting

  • Learn about important medical updates and safety practices that every family member and caregiver should know
  • This class also discusses ways to support the new family, even from a distance
  • Class fee includes 1 participant
  • 1 class session, 2 hours long
  • Cost: $49

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Infant Massage

This three class series teaches caregivers how to safely and effectively massage their infant, promoting caregiver/infant bonding, relieving baby's stress, and providing stimulation.

  • Topics include:
    • Benefits of infant massage
    • Knowing when/when not to massage your baby
    • Types of massage
  • 3 class sessions, 1 hour each
  • Cost: $59
  • Class fee includes participant, one adult partner and baby. Partners/coaches are encouraged to attend.

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Sibling Classes

  • An interactive class for children ages 3 to 7 who are expecting a new brother or sister. This class touches on what it means to be a big brother or sister.
  • Siblings work on a craft gift for the new baby. Please bring a baby picture of big brother or sister to class.
  • If big brother or sister has been exposed to a contagious disease within the last two weeks, please do not attend
  • Please register under the child's name
  • Class fee includes 1 child and up to 2 parents/caregivers
  • 1 class session, 1 hour long
  • Cost: $39 per child

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Twins, Triplets and More!

  • This class is designed for the unique needs of parents expecting multiples. Class topics include:
    • Identifying preterm labor
    • Coping with bed rest
    • What to expect during birth
    • Breastfeeding multiples
    • Basic care of multiples
    • Information about Inova Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services
  • Intensive childbirth, breastfeeding, and baby care classes are still recommended
  • Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner
  • 1 class session, 3 hours long
  • Cost: $99

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Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness & CPR Classes

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga is a safe and supportive environment within a community of mothers inspiring and sharing motherhood. This class combines elements of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates. As we work on relaxation and breathing effective techniques, we promote serenity, connection with baby, and over all well being. This fusion class will help mothers build pelvic floor muscles, maintain flexibility in muscles generally, while gently building strength preparing for easier labor, delivery and a better recovery. The mind body approach to exercise offers other physical and emotional benefits as well.

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Mommy BootCamp

Looking to tone your body after baby? Or just interested in an overall body conditioning class? Then this class is for you! This energetic, motivational, and fun Bootcamp class combines cardio drills, strength training, and core conditioning intervals. All fitness levels welcome.

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Mommy & Me Yoga

Mommy and Me Yoga helps Mothers to gently bring their bodies back to balance through breathing exercises to reduce stress, and asana practice to strengthen the core, upper body, and open the heart.  Moms are welcome to bring their new babies along, as it is a safe space to care for yourself and your child.  Please bring a strap, two yoga blocks, and a mat.

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Infant CPR

  • This American Heart Association Family and Friends course teaches infant (birth to 12 months) CPR skills. Obstructed airway skills are also taught.
  • Designed for people who would like to learn the above skills but who do not have a need for a certification card
  • Please do not bring children to class
  • 2-hour course

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Family and Friends CPR – Adult, Child & Infant Skills

  • This American Heart Association Family and Friends course teaches adult, child and infant CPR skills and obstructed airway skills.
  • Designed for people who would like to learn the above skills but who do not have a need for a certification card
  • Please do not bring children to class
  • 3-hour course

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Strong With Baby Class

  • Combines appropriate strength and core training specifically tailored to the needs of the postpartum body.
  • Baby can join you as you build strength through functional exercises that mirror some of the physical work required in caring for your baby
    • Retrain your breathing patterns
    • Learn about proper pelvic floor engagement
    • Practice safe core exercises for core healing and strengthening
    • Learn stretching/flexibility techniques to relieve muscle tightness and discomfort.

Bring a comfy blanket or seat for baby to chill on during the exercises that require free hands for mom!

No prior exercise experience is required; suitable for all fitness levels. Must be cleared by your doctor to participate.

*This class is done with babies under 6 months.*

Cost: $15

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