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Childbirth Express
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2023
End: Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Fee: $179.00

Childbirth Express

Masks are now optional for both instructors and participants.

Childbirth Express is a compressed version of the Childbirth Preparation class, offered as one 6-hour weekend class or as two 3-hour evening classes. 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 cost includes 6 months exclusive access to the See What You Read website, SeeWhatYouRead.com. This online resource is a companion to the class book and provides video clips, printable charts and checklist, interactive web tools and much more. Access PIN number is provided during class. 

    Breastfeeding is not covered. Please register for maternity tour separately.

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

    Class length: 1 class session, 6 hours each

    Class cost: $179

    Inova Well also offers a wide variety of fitness classes that are open to the community, including Prenatal Yoga and Mommy and Baby 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


    Room: HEC 3 & 4

    Instructor: Zoerina Ledwidge

    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

    Cross streets: Seminary Road, North Jordan Street

    Parking notes: Free parking available across the street from the hospital, or paid parking is available near the visitors entrance

    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:

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

    Please bring a pillow or cushion to sit on. The chairs in the classroom are not cushioned.

    Feel free to bring a yoga mat, exercise ball, or blanket to use during labor practice.