Childbirth & Prenatal Classes

If you have any questions, or to register, please reach out to Ann Swartz, at AGSwartz@AugustaHealth.com, or contact the birthing suite at (540) 332-4360

  • We recommend beginning classes during your seventh month of pregnancy.
  • Please try to register by your fifth month.
  • Classes begin promptly at 7 pm and last until 9 pm.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after registration, approximately 2 weeks prior to your class.
  • Classes are held at Augusta Community Care, at the Augusta Health Fishersville campus.
  • No classes are held in December.

Classes

Childbirth Preparation Series – $100 per couple

Six classes held every other month on four consecutive Mondays, as well as Breastfeeding (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 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.

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.

Schedule

February Prenatal Class – Feb 6, 13, 20, 27: All classes are 7-9pm in 3 West Conference room
Associated Breastfeeding Class – Feb 16: Class is  7-9pm in the 3 West Conference Room
Associated Baby Basics/Car Seat Safety Class – Feb 22nd: Class is 6-8pm in the 3 West Conference Room
March Prenatal Class – Friday March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. This is a 2 day class, Friday evening from 7-9pm and Saturday during the day from 9am-2:30pm
Associated Breastfeeding Class – March 15: Class is  7-9pm in the 3 West Conference Room
Associated Baby Basics/Car Seat Safety Class – March 5: Class is 6-8pm in the 3 West Conference Room
April Prenatal Class – April 9, 16, 23, 30: All classes are 7-9pm in the 3 West Conference Room
Associated Breastfeeding Class – April 12: Class is 7-9pm in the 3 West Conference Room
Associated Baby Basics/Car Seat Safety Class – April 18: Class is 6-8pm in the 3 West Conference Room
May Prenatal Class – May 7, 14, 21, 28: All classes are 7-9pm in the 3 West Conference Room
Associated Breastfeeding Class – TBD: Class is  7-9pm in the 3 West Conference Room
Associated Baby Basics/Car Seat Safety Class:  TBD: Class is 6-8pm in the 3 West Conference Room

2nd Prenatal Class Offering – May 24, 25: This is a 2 day class, Friday evening from 7-9pm and Saturday morning from 9am-2:30pm.

Payment

We accept cash and checks.

Childbirth & Prenatal Classes Registration

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Individual Childbirth Preparation Classes
These classes are included in the Childbirth Preparation Series or they may be taken individually.