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New Planning Feature!
Wondering when to register? Ideally, you will want to finish your class 4-6 weeks before your due date. We keep our class sizes small to better serve you. To help you get the class that best fits your schedule, we will update the spaces available if 3 or fewer slots remain.
All of our Lamaze childbirth classes have Accessibility Resources to supplement your instruction at home! Get details here or ask your instructor for more information.
Sibling Class Special: Buy one, get one half price! If you and a friend both have a baby on the way, why not have your older siblings take this class together? Register normally, but select "Sibling Friends" for special rate of class fee.
Specialty Class Offerings
A Group for Women of Color
Free Postpartum Support of Virginia meets virtually on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month. Click here to register!
Boot Camp for New Dads
During a 3-hour workshop, "Rookie" dads-to-be talk to "Veteran" new dads (with their babies) about what the first months of fatherhood are really like.
(Yes, there's one for moms, too!)
Prepare your first-born for the new baby with a class to learn all about their care! They'll get a package in the mail with items to decorate the nursery and a super hero mask and cape to be a super sibling!
DC Chapter of Lamaze International
Mon, Dec 13|
ONLY ON DEMAND
ENDS JAN. 8: Lamaze Class & Baby Care Combo! ONLY ON DEMAND-Flexible Dates Nov.-Jan.
$190.00 HOLIDAY SPECIAL: ON DEMAND CLASS (Lamaze w/baby care basics) to view for 1 month; includes a LIVE private 30 min. follow up! Get a private class at a group class price to fit your schedule! Sit back, relax & enjoy 3 O/D sessions -with proven strategies to get through the trials of labor!
Time & Location
Dec 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – Jan 09, 2022, 9:00 AM
ONLY ON DEMAND
About The Event
The class is $190.00. A $40.00 deposit is due to hold your spot and the balance will be due via PayPal to the instructor.
Trying to fit a childbirth class into your busy holiday schedule? Enjoy some time preparing for your special “birth” day with a fun, informative, On-Demand Lamaze Class! You and your support person will learn all that is normally offered in a private class, but at the group class cost!
The first two videos (about 2 hours each) will cover:
- Signs of labor
- Helpful hints for the coach
- Comfort measures such as breathing and relaxation techniques
- Various positions to help reverse back labor and failure to progress
- Hospital procedures and interventions
- Cesarean birth
- Birth day care for mom and baby
The third video (also about 2 hours) will cover baby care basics, such as
- Newborn Appearance and Reflexes
- Diaper changing and Umbilical Cord Care
- Bath time and Bedtime
- Comforting a Crying Newborn
- Safety in the Home
- And info on choosing a pediatrician and daycare provider
The goal of the course is to provide a balanced approach, combining the benefits of Lamaze with medical practices, if needed, to enable the mom to enjoy a positive birth experience. The bonus baby care video will prepare you for the beginning of your new life as a parent!
Registrants for this class also receive a book, complimentary review videos, and an optional private 30 min. Zoom meeting with the instructor any time during the one-month viewing period.
Non-refundable class deposit
This a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the class. It is transferable to another class with 24 hours notice before the class date.