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Free Intro to Lamaze Class

Wondering about the benefits of a Lamaze Class, but want to take a "test drive" first?  Watch our Intro to Lamaze Session to learn what a Lamaze Class is like. You'll also receive a coupon off your group Lamaze class!  (You'll find the link in a small box just before our list of available classes.)

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Lamaze Group Class

The main focus of this interactive class is to prepare you and your labor support for a positive childbirth experience.

 

The class offers information on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period while focusing on practical pain management skills and information on your options during birth.

Infant Care + CPR Group Class

Learn the basics of caring for your newborn, from bathing and diapering, to safety in the home, and when to call the doctor!  Infant CPR basics are included.​

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We've Been 
Overwhelmed!
We're glad to have helped several  moms already!
   If due in late September or beyond, please submit a form after August 1st!

DC Lamaze is
             Here to Help!

The instructors of DC Lamaze love sharing the miracle of birth with expectant families!  We are here to help everyone prepare for a positive birth experience. 

 

However, we understand not all families can afford the cost of a class. So, starting January 1st, a portion of our class fees went towards our new “Here to Help” program.  Now we are able to begin sharing these funds with moms in need! 

 

If you are an expectant mother who is...

  • receiving WIC benefits

  • receiving Medicaid assistance

  • unemployed benefits recipient (for 4 months or more)

  • residing in a shelter or subsidized housing

  • a teen* mother-to-be

...please contact us for consideration in our new   “Here to Help” program. 

Those who qualify may receive attendance in one of our 4 week live online Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Class at 25% off, 50% off, or free of charge!**  We cannot think of a better way to help all women have a wonderful “birth” day!

*Teens under age 18 must be registered and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

**There is a $40 registration fee for those who get the class free, but it is 100% refundable when you complete the class.

Complete and submit this form to apply! -->

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Please note that this program has limited

funding, so help us reserve it for those who

genuinely need it! Thank you!

We're Here to Help YOU!
How do you qualify for this program?
Check any/all of these 4 that apply.

Thanks for applying to "Here to Help"!

We'll get back to you soon.

             So, I don't qualify for financial assistance, but the budget is tight. . . .
1. Don't forget to use your FSA and HSA funds.  We offer receipts and certificates that can help you take advantage of the money you have already set aside for healthcare-related spending.  
2. Add it to your baby shower wish list!  A few friends can help you get diapers and others can contribute to your class.  The gift of learning is always priceless!

Healthy Moms, 
           Healthy Babies!
 

         A Women of Color
        Support Group
 

This wonderful group hosted by the Postpartum Group of VA meets virtually on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month. This helps women connect and learn from each other!
                Click here to register!
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here is no fee associated with this offering.

Nursing Newborn

Breastfeeding
Group Class

This class gives expectant parents evidence-based information to get breastfeeding off to a good start.

 

Discussion includes settling in during the early weeks, possible challenges, breast pumps, and other tools to help maintain a positive relationship!

Private Classes

 

Sometimes you need a little one-on-one care with a private class.  Perhaps you're on bedrest or swamped at work.  Whichever the case may be, your class can be done live online with one of our certified childbirth educators who is also a doula!  For details about class content and costs, click the link below. 

*Online classes are our most popular option, but in person classes are also available.

Specialty Classes

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Moms get lots of classes, but dads need BOOT CAMP! Try this 3 hour virtual class to meet "veteran dads" and their new babies to help  you prepare for fatherhood! (And yes,  they have one for moms, too!)

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The holidays are coming and so is your little one!  Fit your childbirth class in by doing it with an On Demand Lamaze Combo Class!  It includes a virtual baby care class!

Life is busy when you're expecting a second baby, so try an On Demand Refresher Class!  It includes a Zoom sibling class session, too, so you will all be ready!

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Your firstborn can be better prepared for the new baby with a class of their own!  When done, they will be a Super Duper Sibling, complete with a cape and mask!

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