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Childbirth Express
Start: Sunday, February 27, 2022
End: Sunday, February 27, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Inova Center for Personalized Health
8100 Innovation Park Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Fee: $179.00

Childbirth Express

This is an in-person class. All class instructors and participants are asked to adhere to Inova’s COVID-19 safety guidelines: 1. Masks are required at all times. Gaiter style masks, vented masks and bandanas are not effective face coverings and are not allowed at any Inova location. 2. Couples attending class will sit one couple per table with tables spaced 6 feet apart. 3. Class participants will be required to use hand-sanitizer upon entering the classroom. 4. Class participants will be screened (asked about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure) upon entering the classroom.

Childbirth Express is a compressed version of the Childbirth Preparation class, offered as one 6-hour weekend class. While this class covers the same material as Childbirth Preparation, it is conducted in a more accelerated, condensed manner, making it ideal for the busy couple.

  • Class topics include:
    • Pregnancy basics
    • Understanding labor and birth
    • Medication and anesthesia
    • The basics of Cesarean birth
    • The early post-partum period

    Relaxation techniques are introduced in class for partners to practice on their own at home. If you are interested in practicing relaxation techniques in class, with feedback offered from an experienced childbirth education instructor, Childbirth Preparation may be the more appropriate class for you.

    Class includes a hard copy workbook and accompanying WebApp for access to additional online videos and birth preparation resources.

    Breastfeeding is not covered.

    Class fee includes participant and one adult partner. Partners are encouraged to attend.

     

    Expecting twins, triplets, or more? Consider taking our NEW Virtual Expecting Multiples Class. This class is designed for the unique needs of parents expecting multiples.

     


    Class length: 1 class session, 6 hours long

    Class cost: $179

    Inova Well also offers a wide variety of fitness classes that are open to the community, including Prenatal Yoga. For a full listing of Inova Well fitness classes click here


    When you attend a childbirth education class with Inova Well, you know you are going to receive:

    • Reliable, research and experienced based information
    • An intimate environment where you can feel comfortable asking all your questions
    • Compassionate instructors with many years of experience taking care of moms and babies
    • Classes scheduled for days and times that are tailored to your busy life
    • All the quality and standards you expect from the Inova Health System
      • Reliable, research and experienced based information
      • An intimate environment where you can feel comfortable asking all your questions
      • Compassionate instructors with many years of experience taking care of moms and babies
      • Classes scheduled for days and times that are tailored to your busy life
      • All the quality and standards you expect from the Inova Health System


      Room: Lower Level Classrooms 1 and 2

      Instructor: Karen Petyak

      Who should enroll: Expectant mothers 18 and older ONLY. Class fee includes participant and 1 adult partner.Coaches are encouraged to attend.

      Area of Interest: Childbirth Education

      Location notes: Our new location is across the street from the Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Room

      Parking notes: Park in spaces not marked "Reserved"

      Public transportation: Yes

      Handicap access: Yes

      Refund policy: Please click here to read the Cancellation, Refund, Transfer & Weather Policy.

      Weather policy: Information about cancellations due to inclement weather or an area emergency can be obtained by calling the Inova Well weather hotline at 703-698-2444. Class cancellations do not always follow local public school closings.To reschedule or request a refund for cancellation due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances call 703-698-2441. Classes not rescheduled within 30 days of cancellation will automatically be refunded to the credit card used for registration. These non-registrant initialed cancellations, refunds and transfers will not incur a 20% processing fee.

      What to bring:

      There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. There are no microwaves or refrigerators available, so please plan lunch accordingly. You are welcome to bring a small personal cooler to store your lunch. Please note- the closest hospital cafeteria is not open on weekends. Participants are welcome to bring a blanket or yoga mat, pillows, and an exercise or birth ball for labor practice.

      Please bring a printed or electronic copy of your confirmation email to your class.