CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Childbirth classes are a great way to prepare for labor and birth. We offer both group and private classes, which are held in our Silver Spring and Rockville offices and led by our wonderful childbirth, lactation, and nutrition educator, Judy Brady.

Please read below for details. We hope you will consider joining us!

Judy has over 20 years of experience leading patient education programs spanning a wide range of women’s health needs: pre-conception nutrition counselingchildbirth classesbreast feeding/lactation instruction, and nutrition counseling for weight management and many other issues affecting women of all ages.

    Group: 7-Week Childbirth Preparation Class

    This seven week group course is designed for first-time expectant parents to prepare for the labor and delivery experience. Topics covered in this course include:

    • Signs and symptoms of labor
    • Breathing and relaxation techniques
    • Phases of labor and delivery
    • Cesarean births
    • Medications during labor and delivery
    • Breastfeeding and bottle feeding
    • Postpartum recovery
    • Hospital tour

    Location: 1 evening per week in our Silver Spring office.
    Time of Class: evenings
    Cost of Class: $185

    During our 7-week class, we give away a great gift bag to 1 lucky mom-to-be that contains a baby carrier, swaddle blanket, and many more great items for new moms.

    Private: 3-Session Childbirth Preparation Class

    This three session private course is designed for first-time expectant parents to prepare for the labor and delivery experience. Topics covered in this course include:

    • Signs and symptoms of labor
    • Breathing and relaxation techniques
    • Phases of labor and delivery
    • Cesarean births
    • Medications during labor and delivery
    • Breastfeeding and bottle feeding
    • Postpartum recovery
    • Hospital tour

    Location: Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays our Silver Spring office.
    Wednesdays in our Rockville office.
    Time of Class: by appointment only
    Cost of Class: $185

    Private: 2-Session Childbirth Preparation Class

    This 2-session private course is designed for first-time expectant parents who would like to prepare for the labor and delivery experience in a private setting.

    Location: Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays our Silver Spring office.
    Wednesdays in our Rockville office.
    Time of Class: by appointment only
    Cost of Class: $100

    Private: 1-Session Childbirth Preparation Class

    This single-session private course is designed for first-time expectant parents who would like to prepare for the labor and delivery experience in a private setting.

    Location:
    Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays our Silver Spring office.
    Wednesdays in our Rockville office.
    Time of Class: by appointment only
    Cost of Class: $55

    Private: Childbirth Refresher Class

    This private course is designed to refresh and update expectant parents who have already had a baby previously. Topics covered in this course include:

    • Introduction to baby family unit
    • Signs and symptoms of labor
    • Phases of labor and delivery
    • Medications during labor and delivery
    • Breastfeeding and relaxation techniques
    • Postpartum recovery
    • “Big Brother / Big Sister” movie

    Location: Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays our Silver Spring office.
    Wednesdays in our Rockville office.
    Time of Class: by appointment only
    Cost of Class: $185