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Childbirth Preparation: Full Format

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Sep 24, 2022
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virginia Hospital Center - Zone C Lobby Classroom
Arlington, VA

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This in-depth “preparation for childbirth” course is a great introduction for first-time parents, or moms planning for an unmedicated labor. 4 hours.

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Description

Our comprehensive childbirth preparation class is taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses to help you prepare for your birthing experience. The class has been adapted to a fully-virtual format. The program covers the latest evidence-based information to help you prepare for pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. Through our multi-dimensional class format, including lecture, discussion, video, and Q&A, our top goal is to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety as you prepare for labor and delivery. We’ll share relaxation and breathing techniques to help you practice from home through delivery while supporting your emotional journey through labor. We welcome your questions and want to assist you as you prepare for your baby’s birth day! This class is suited for all moms, but the extended format is especially helpful for first time moms or moms who are planning for an unmedicated labor. Choose the program that works best for you.

Cost: $115.00/couple*

Duration: 4 hours

Format: Virtual and in person classes

Topics:

  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Warning signs in pregnancy
  • Role of the support person
  • Relaxation and breathing exercises demonstrated
  • What to expect during delivery
  • Medications
  • Epidural
  • Vaginal and assisted deliveries
  • C-section delivery
  • Postpartum physical and emotional changes
  • Care of baby in delivery room

*If you have concerns about your ability to access our programs, please contact us to discuss options for assistance.

Instructor(s)

  • Lauren Agyekum, RN

Contact

Childbirth Education Department at 703-558-2468 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location Instructor
1. Sat, September 24 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Virginia Hospital Center - Zone C Lobby Classroom Lauren Agyekum, RN

Location Details

  • Virginia Hospital Center - Zone C Lobby Classroom
    1701 N. George Mason Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22205
    Main: 703-558-5000

Directions

Virginia Hospital Center - Zone C Lobby Classroom

- Park in the Zone C (GREEN) Lot - Exit the lot & follow the crosswalk toward the main building - Follow sidewalk to the right, alongside the building - Take stairs / sidewalk up to the main, Zone C Lobby entrance - Enter Lobby and turn immediately left to reach the classroom - Zone C Lobby Classroom is directly across from Info. Desk