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Childbirth & Prenatal Classes

Augusta Health offers classes for every member of the family so they can learn their important role in giving birth and caring for a new baby.

  • We recommend beginning classes during your seventh month of pregnancy.
  • Class size is limited and they fill quickly, so please try to register by your fifth month.
  • Classes begin promptly at 7 pm and last until 9 pm.
  • We will send a confirmation after receiving your registration and payment.
  • Classes are held at Augusta Health in the Augusta Community Care Building, Room 3.
  • No classes are held in December.

For additional information please contact Tina Burnette at (540) 332-4360

Classes

Childbirth Preparation Series$100 per couple

Six classes held every other month on four consecutive Mondays, as well as the Baby Basic and CPR (first Thursday), Breastfeeding (second Thursday). During the final trimester of pregnancy, this is an ideal way for expectant mothers and their partners to prepare for the "Big Event." Classes cover signs, symptoms and stages of labor, body conditioning exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques, vaginal and cesarean births and other medical options, helpful hints for the birth coach, what to expect during recovery, and a video tour of the Birthing Suite.

Individual Childbirth Preparation Classes

Childbirth Refresher$50 per couple

Four classes, held monthly on four consecutive Mondays, unless otherwise scheduled. For expectant repeat parents who want a review in preparing for the new family member.

Baby Basics & Infant CPR$20 per couple

One class, held monthly on the 3rd Thursday unless otherwise noted due to holidays. Get hands-on practice to meet your newborn's basic needs, including feeding, diapering, bathing, safety and parenting tips. Learn and practice infant CPR and how to help a choking baby.

Breastfeeding$20 per couple

One class, held monthly on the 1st Thursday of a full week. Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby. Mothers and their partners will learn how it works and how to avoid common difficulties.

Payment

We accept Cash, Check, and Credit Card through PayPal.

Registration

Childbirth classes may be covered by your insurance. Sibling classes are not covered by insurance.
Classes
Individual Childbirth Preparation Classes
These classes are included in the Childbirth Preparation Series or they may be taken individually.