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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.
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.
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:
Please feel free to bring a snack and drink to class for your enjoyment. 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. 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.