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Family Birthing Center

Before Your Baby is Born

Join us for a tour of our Family Birthing Center. Call 434.517.3336 to schedule a visit.

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Take a class designed to help moms and dads feel confident and comfortable.

We offer classes in:

  • Prepared Childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Baby Basics and Beyond

Prepared Childbirth

Our prepared childbirth class teaches all forms of pain management and is not specifically for natural childbirth. This class covers pregnancy and the labor process including postpartum and newborn information. Topics covered include nutrition, exercise, stress relief and relaxation techniques. Classes can be tailored to suit individual needs. The cost of this class is $50. Abbreviated refresher classes are available upon request for anyone who has previously taken a childbirth class. 

2015 class schedule

February 28 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
April 25 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
June 20 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
August 15 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
October 10 (8:30 to 4:30)
December 5 (8:30 to 4:30)

Call 434.517.3336 with questions or to register or register online.

Baby Basics and Beyond

This class teaches all aspects of baby care including bottle-feeding, breast-feeding, burping techniques, sleep positions and types of clothing needed and introduces the latest baby care products. Participants learn how to hold and handle their baby, as well as how to bathe and swaddle their infant. Safety issues are discussed, including bathing and feeding the baby, childproofing the home, and car seat safety. Participants discuss signs and symptoms of illness and learn when to call a doctor and what information to have available for him/her. Participants also receive helpful information regarding over the counter items to keep on hand and the proper way to check a temperature. Additional topics covered include umbilical cord and circumcision care, preparing siblings for the arrival of the new baby, age-appropriate toys, and the importance of reading to young children. The instructor involves the family and provides a wealth of useful handouts. There is no charge for this class.

2015 class schedule

January 19 (7:00-9:30 p.m.)
March 30 (7:00-9:30 p.m.)
May 18 (7:00 - 9:30 p.m.)
July 27 (7:30 to 9:30)
September 21 (7:30 to 9:30 )
November 23 (7:30 to 9:30)

Call 434.517.3336 with questions or to register or register online. .

Breastfeeding Class

Our breastfeeding class is designed to help moms learn all about breastfeeding. There is no charge for this class.

2015 class schedule

January 12 (7:00-9:00 p.m.)
March 23 (7:00-9:00 p.m.)
May 4 (7:00- 9:90 p.m.)
July 13 (7:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
September 14 (7:00 to 9:00)
November 16 (7:00 to 9:00)

Call 434.517.3336 with questions or to register or register online.

Contact Information

Family Birthing Center
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
2204 Wilborn Ave.
South Boston, VA 24592

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