Masks are optional for particpants and instructors.
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.
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.
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: 2 class sessions, 3 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:
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 swaddle blanket to follow along during the instructor demonstration. Swaddle blankets will NOT be provided on-site. You may also bring a yoga mat, exercise ball, or blanket to use during labor practice.