Office Contact Hours : Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:45pm
  Contact : Arlington (703) 528-6300 or Reston (703) 437-8080

Healthcare for Women is now offering child birth education classes in our Arlington location! We would like to help you prepare for the birth and care of your newborn. We are happy to offer now Breastfeeding and Infant Skills classes and Childbirth classes early 2018! Our classes are open to our patients and to the community.

We recommend that you take classes and a tour of the hospital in your second or early third trimester. Tours of the hospital are free and you can register at www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.

Note: Please review our Class Policies (Class Locations, Class Cancellations/Refunds, Class Rescheduling/Transfering, Weather Policy and Insurance) before Registering for a class.

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Healthcare For Women Classes



Breast Feeding Class

This is a prenatal class that helps you prepare for breastfeeding. The class covers breastfeeding basics, positioning, holds, latching, and problem solving. It includes feeding while in the hospital and reaching your goals once you are home.

Price: $75

Duration: 2.5 hours

What to bring? A note pad and pen, snacks and water, and a light sweater in case the room gets cold.

Note: You are welcome to bring 1 Partner to the class – the Partner does not need to register or pay for the class, only the person registering for the class will pay the class fee.

Class Availability

  • Monday July 30th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – FULL
  • Wednesday August 29th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 6 Spots Available
  • Thursday September 20th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 6 Spots Available
  • Monday October 22nd 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 5 Spots Available
  • Thursday November 15th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 6 Spots Available
  • Monday December 17th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 6 Spots Available
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Infant Skills Class

This is a prenatal class that prepares you for taking care of your baby. Class content includes what to expect following the birth of your baby through the first month. Sleep expectations and safety recommendations are reviewed. The class includes opportunities to learn and practice new infant skills.

Price: $75

Duration: 2.5 hours

What to bring? A note pad and pen, snacks and water, and a light sweater in case the room gets cold.

Note: You are welcome to bring 1 Partner to the class – the Partner does not need to register or pay for the class, only the person registering for the class will pay the class fee.

Class Availability
  • Monday July 16th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – FULL
  • Tuesday August 28th 6:30 pm – 9 pm 3 Spots Available
  • Tuesday September 4th 6:30 pm – 9 pm 4 Spots Available
  • Thursday October 11th 6:30 pm – 9 pm 6 Spots Available
  • Thursday November 1st 6:30 pm – 9 pm 6 Spots Available
  • Monday December 10th 6:30 pm – 9 pm 6 Spots Available
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Childbirth Education Class

The Childbirth Education class is 5 hours long and covers 3rd trimester pregnancy, labor and birth, warning signs, comfort measures & relaxation, medications, cesarean birth basics, and postpartum expectations.  You are encouraged to take the breastfeeding and infant skills classes to complement the information you learn in this class.

Price: $175

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering for an evening class that is held on 2 consecutive days, please only pay the one time fee of $175.

Duration: 5 hours

What to bring? A note pad and pen, snacks and water, and a light sweater in case the room gets cold.  For the full 5 hour class please bring lunch and snacks.

Note: You are welcome to bring 1 Partner to the class – the Partner does not need to register or pay for the class, only the person registering for the class will pay the class fee.

Class Availability

  • 2 DAY CLASS – Wednesday July 11th and Thursday July 12th 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 4 Spots Available
  • Saturday July 28th 9:30 am – 2:30 pm – 3 Spots Available
  • Sunday August 19th 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 4 Spots Available
  • 2 DAY CLASS – Tuesday August 21st and Wednesday August 22nd 6:30 pm – 9 pm – 5 Spots Available
  • 2 DAY CLASS – Tuesday Sep 11th and Wednesday Sep 12th 6:30 pm – 9 pm6 Spots Available
  • Saturday September 22nd 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 5 Spots Available
  • Saturday October 13th 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 6 Spots Available
  • 2 DAY CLASS – Tuesday Oct 16th and Wednesday Oct 17th 6:30 pm – 9 pm 6 Spots Available
  • Saturday November 3rd 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 6 Spots Available
  • 2 DAY CLASS – Monday Nov 26th and Tuesday Nov 27th 6:30 pm – 9 pm6 Spots Available
  • Saturday December 1st 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 6 Spots Available
  • 2 DAY CLASS – Monday Dec 3rd and Tuesday Dec 4th 6:30 pm – 9 pm6 Spots Available
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