Childbirth & baby care classes

All of our childbirth and baby care classes are being held at our new office location right next door to the birth center!

LOCATION: 1001 W Randol Mill Road starting January 2nd. There is parking in front of the building and a sign out front that says "Birth & Wellness Center of Arlington.

PAYMENT: All payments for classes are non-refundable. All classes are priced per couple.

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TAKE THE 101 SERIES!

We have bundled our most popular 101 classes together into your ideal education for birth and new parenthood. Learn everything you need to know about Nutrition, Labor and Birth, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, and Postpartum.

COST: $350 for the whole series, or take individual workshops of your choice listed below.

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

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NUTRITION 101

Prenatal Nutrition 101 is a 90-minute virtual class where we discuss the best (food-first) approach to nourishing your body while pregnant. Understanding the importance of real food, how to balance your meals for sustainable energy, and the specific nutrients that build a healthy baby allows you to make the best choices for you and your little one!

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Roach, FNTP

DATES: January 17th, February 21st, March 21st

*All classes are virtual.

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to enjoy your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

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LABOR AND BIRTH 101

Getting ready for the big day! We’ll talk about female anatomy and how your baby will grow, the signs, phases and stages of labor progression, comfort measures and relaxation techniques and what will happen after birth in the immediate postpartum period. We will also cover interventions and what would happen if you were to need a hospital birth. This class will give you the information you need to prepare for the birth that you desire! Please note - on the 3rd night you will need to bring a yoga/Pilates mat.

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Wooster CD(DONA), CD(SBD), Student Midwife

CHOOSE FROM:

January: Jan 3rd, 5th & 10th
February: Jan 31st, Feb 2nd & 7th
March: Feb 28th, Mar 2nd & 7th
All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $200 (3 sessions), or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Class

Birth Boot Camp: Home Birth and Birth Center Series

A 6 week series designed for preparing clients for an out of hospital birth. Meets once a week for 6 weeks. Call the office to schedule and pay!

INSTRUCTOR: Jaunitta Taylor, Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Educator, Birth Assistant, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula.

DATES: Thursdays 6:30-8:30. Choose from the following series:
January 12 - Feb 16
March 16 - April 20
May 11 - June 15
Aug 3 - Sept 7

WHERE: This class takes place at our Midlothian Midwifery location.

Newborn Care Workshop

NEWBORN CARE 101

Bringing home a brand new baby can be the most exciting, yet such a vulnerable time in your life. We want you to feel confident with your newborn so this is your training for early parenthood! We’ll be building a strong foundation for you while covering a wide range of topics including a variety of basic newborn procedures, babywearing, safe sleep options, postpartum challenges, tips for comforting your newborn and more to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby!

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Wooster CD(DONA), CD(SBD), Student Midwife

DATES: January 17th, February 14th, March 14th

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

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POSTPARTUM 101

Postpartum is a wild ride! For most people, postpartum can be the hardest part. In this class we will discuss the best ways to plan and prepare for postpartum, postpartum mood disorders and what signs to watch out for, when to ask for help and more! We’ll hear from midwife and founder of BWCA along with one of our team doulas.

INSTRUCTOR: Meredith Braudaway CPM, LM and Jaunitta Taylor, CD, CCE, CPPD

DATES: January 19th, February 16th, March 16th

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

Breastfeeding Workshop

Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding is a natural and instinctual way of feeding your baby, however it is a learned behavior and will take some practice. This class will help with the basics to give you a great start and boost your confidence. We’ll cover the perfect latch and positioning, how to know if baby is getting enough, keeping a healthy milk supply, when and how to pump, and how your baby will progress into eating food among many other topics.

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Wooster CD(DONA), CD(SBD), Student Midwife

DATES: January 12th, February 9, March 9th

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

Nutrition pregnancy Workshop

How to Maintain Low-Risk Status through Nutrition

We discuss common pregnancy symptoms and complications and how to manage them through nutrition. We dive into everything from nausea and heartburn to gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Focusing on how to treat and avoid these issues allows you to stay low risk and have the safe and healthy pregnancy and birth you desire.

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Roach, FNTP

DATES: January 24th, February 28th, March 28th.

*All classes are virtual.

COST: If you are birthing at Birth & Wellness Center of Arlington, this course is included in your facility registration fee. If not, this course is $90.

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Reboot Refresher (a Birth Boot Camp course)

Reboot Refresher (a Birth Boot Camp course)

This workshop is designed for families that have already had a baby and it is your first planned unmedicated birth OR it’s been a while since you’ve given birth and you’d like a refresher for labor techniques!

INSTRUCTOR: Jaunitta Taylor, CD, CCE, CPPD

DATES: January 7th, February 4th, March 4th

Class takes place from 1 - 5pm.

COST: $90.