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Childbirth Education Classes

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Childbirth education classes at our office hosted by our partner, New Beginnings, LLC, can help expecting parents gain confidence and peace of mind during your big day. With an experienced registered nurse, you can discuss your fears about labor and birth with other couples that may have the same concerns as you. See our list below of topics covered in class and contact our office to sign up for your classes.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of pregnancy

  • Exercises to relieve pregnancy related discomforts

  • Anatomy and Physiology of labor and stages of labor

  • Signs of labor and knowing when to go to the hospital

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques used for pain management in labor

  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain relief methods

  • Epidural anestesia

  • Induction of labor

  • Cesarean section

  • Helpful ideas for your labor coach

  • Interactive games and exercises

  • Tour of the Sentara RMH Family Birth Place

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Frequently Asked Questions:

When should I take childbirth classes?

It is best to take classes between 32-36 weeks gestation.

Where should I sign up?

Please call (540) 434-3831 to sign up or give your contact information to a receptionist and the educator will contact you.

What time is the class and where is it held?

Classes are held on the lower level of the Harrisonburg OBGYN office. Each class is offered one Saturday a month. The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch.

How much does the class cost?

The cost of the class is  $75.00. Payment is due upon registration at the front desk. Acceptable payment options are cash or check. Please make personal checks out to "New Beginnings Educational Services".

What should I bring to class?

Please bring a labor coach, pen or pencil, and a water bottle with you. A light snack will be provided.

Do I have to be a patient at Harrisonburg OBGYN to attend?

No, you DO NOT have to be a patient of our office to attend the class.

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