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Childbirth: Short, Sweet and to the Point (NEW!)

9:00 - 12:30 PM

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1701 N George Mason Drive
Childbirth Education, Lobby Classroom, Parking C, Zone C, 1st Floor
Arlington VA 22205




Are you short on time and can't attend an all day or weekly series childbirth class? Then this 3 1/2 hour condensed childbirth class is designed for you! The program is taught by an RN certified in Childbirth Education. This format provides an overview of all the essential information you need for labor through postpartum. The class includes a book with breathing exercises, positioning and relaxation techniques for you  practice at home. We welcome your questions and want to help you to prepare for your baby's birth day! Please register separately for a free tour.


$110 per couple.

Topics Covered Include

  • Signs of labor and what does a contraction feel like
  • Warning signs in pregnancy
  • Process of labor
  • Epidurals and IV medications
  • What to expect during delivery
  • Indications for Cesarean
  • Care of baby in the delivery room
  • Early postpartum
  • Demonstration of a progressive relaxation technique
  • Please separately schedule a free tour!

What To Bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Light snack and water for yourself (optional)
  • Layered clothing in case you feel too cool or warm

When Should I Register?

Reserve space during your first trimester. Classes fill quickly so make sure to plan ahead. It is recommended you take your class in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy.

Remember to also register for your free Expectant Parent Tour.

How to Register

Register online at our web site. Add Childbirth: Short, Sweet and to the Point to your Classes & Events Cart. You may also add other Childbirth classes, a tour and Family Fitness classes to your Cart. When you are ready to checkout, go to your Cart, select Register and complete the registration form.

Where to Park and Meet

Please park in Garage C. Follow the signs to the Women & Infant Health Center located at 1701 N. George Mason Dr. (Zone C). The information desk can direct you to your classroom.

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Inclement Weather Policy

Childbirth Education classes and tours are cancelled if Arlington County Public Schools are closed or if evening/weekend activities are cancelled due to weather. This information is available on the school web site www.apsva.us or by calling 703.228.4277.

Recommended Classes

  • Advanced Comfort and Relaxation During Labor
  • Infant Skills
  • Breastfeeding
  • Starting Solids
  • Grandparenting
  • CPR (Please note CPR is not included)
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Please email childbirtheducation@virginiahospitalcenter.com or call 703.558.2468.

1701 N. George Mason Drive | Arlington, VA 22205-3698 | tel 703.558.5000
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