Childbirth Education Classes at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Adoptive Parent Program: This all day session is geared to meet the needs of families adopting a newborn to one year old. Baby Care, Infant CPR and Parenting Skills, demonstrations and practices are shared during this all day workshop.

Class Fee: $200.00. Registration is required*

Baby Care Class and Infant CPR Class: Learn about newborn care, growth and development, adaptations and hands on doll practice. Learn to understand when your baby is doing well and when he/she needs help. Infant CPR skills – birth to 1 year – are taught by a Certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor. Separate registration is required for both segments of this class.

Class Fee: $70.00 for both (or $35.00 per segment).Registration is required*

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Discuss how to get off to a good start meeting your breastfeeding goals. Bring any questions or concerns that you may have (ex. returning to work/school, how to continue your education, how to find support and encouragement).

Class Fee: $50.00. Registration is required*

Cesarean Delivery: Discussion of procedures and events related to an anticipated surgical delivery. A perinatal department tour is included with this class.

Class Fee: $45.00. Registration is required*

Childbirth Education Preparation Class: Personalized preparation for your birth experience that include: what to expect at each stage of labor, how to work with your labor, possible interventions, your birth plan, some comfort measures and a tour of the perinatal department. All questions are welcomed. Taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator.

Class Fee: $150.00. Registration is required*

Childbirth Refresher and Comfort Measures: Review class for parents who have previously attended a full Childbirth class. Learn more about mother-tested comfort and coping measures that you can use before and during labor. Taught by a Board Certified Massage Therapist/Childbirth Educator. This session is most effective for first time mothers after attending a Childbirth class or for mothers expecting subsequent children.

Class Fee: $60.00. Registration is required*

Infant Massage: Experience the many benefits of massage to parents and infants (relaxation and communication) as well as, the relief of daily infant stress, even colic. Happy baby – Happy parents. Taught by a Board Certified Massage Therapist specializing in infants. Class Fee: $45.00. Registration is required*

Parenting Workshop: Dynamic, interactive discussions about growth and development, parenting methods, patterns, skills and adjustments. Taught by a social worker specializing in child development.

Class Fee: $50.00. Registration is required*

Perinatal Department Tours: Visit and explore MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Labor and Delivery and Maternity Units. Learn about our Baby-Friendly practices, birth options and patient centered care. Bring your questions. Tours are available from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., as well as 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Learn more about our perinatal services.

Class Fee: Free. Registration is required*

Meditation SeriesThis class will focus on meditation techniques and breathing that will help calm the mind, relax the body, and teach you how to deal with the sensation of a contraction.  This is a 6 week workshop.

Class Fee: $65.00. Registration is required*

Sibling Class: Positive Big Brother and Big Sister program that highlights “I am Special”. Learn about what it means to have a new baby, how you can help and get a tour of Mommy’s room. 2 to 6 years of age.

Class Fee: $25.00 for one child and $5.00 for each additional child. Registration is required*

For More Information

Call 202-444-4024

Please note: *One registration counts towards two participants (mother and significant other/partner)