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Preparing to Bring Baby Home —
Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Education: All classes and support groups have been moved online. Support group participants will now need to register online before the meeting. You can register online for classes and support groups here .

For questions, please contact 703.558.2468 or childbirtheducation@virginiahospitalcenter.com.

All Childbirth Classes at Virginia Hospital Center are taught by registered nurses who are certified in their respective fields. Moms give high marks to our nursing staff for their courteous, considerate postpartum care. They particularly appreciate how we include the family in the baby’s care—educating not just mom, but the family in preparation to go home. When parents go home with their baby, we want them to feel, "I’ve got this!"

For more information, please search our events calendar for the following classes:

  • The Art of Pumping
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Refresher
  • Childbirth (One Day Class)
  • Childbirth (Three Week Class)
  • Childbirth Express
  • Hospital TourFREE /Registration Required
  • Grandparenting
  • Infant Care Skills
  • Relaxation & Comfort during Labor
  • Sibling Class
  • Starting Solids
  • Survival Skills for the Working Mom
  • Sweet Sleep & Other Adventures in Parenting
  • The Wonder Year
  • Unmedicated Class

To register for classes and a tour, click on the button below and search by dates.


When to Register for a Class

OB/GYNS, midwives and childbirth instructors recommend taking childbirth education classes in the 2nd trimester.

When to Take a Class

Childbirth education classes fill up quickly. Register for classes in the
2nd trimester.

When to Take a Hospital Tour

It is recommended that you take a Hospital (Maternity) Tour for Expectant Parents 8-10 weeks before delivery. Please register early to reserve a place. No walk-ins. The tour is for adults only and you can register two participants per tour. You will tour the Labor & Delivery suite and the Postpartum unit (availability permitting).
The tour is included in some of our classes.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are only given for medical reasons stated in a physician's note, or if classes are canceled due to insufficient enrollment, overbooked enrollment, or inclement weather. No partial refunds will be considered for any portion of the class.

Transfer Policy

Virginia Hospital Center will be happy to accommodate class transfer requests 7 days prior to class date. All participants are entitled to ONE class transfer.
No repeated transfers will be allowed.

Childbirth Education: All classes and support groups are suspended until further notice. We are working to take patient education on-line and identifying resources to offer support. Staff continue to be available through email and phone to expectant parents, lactating moms and those who have recently delivered. Contact 703.558.2468 or childbirtheducation@virginiahospitalcenter.com<mailto:childbirtheducation@virginiahospitalcenter.com>.
Childbirth Education Classes Contact Info


If I’ve already registered for Childbirth Class(es), does it mean that I’ve registered for the Hospital?

No, you will need to contact our Admissions & Registration.

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