Classes

Richmond OB-GYN Prenatal Classes

These classes are designed especially for you, the Richmond OB-GYN patient, and your family. Please take these classes before you sign up for hospital-sponsored classes.


Early Pregnancy Class: You’re pregnant. Congratulations! This class will provide you with the information you need to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. Topics covered include: discomforts of pregnancy (and how to feel better), healthy eating, exercise, and everything else you really need to know, even if you’ve been pregnant
before.

Cost

Time

Location

Instructor

Dates

Registration

Free7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

St. Francis Medical Center, 13700 St. Francis Boulevard, Midlothian, VA 23114

Leslie Wiles, R.N., M.S.N.

Classes ongoing – call 320-2483 for additional dates

Call 320-2483 or register at the front desk


Prenatal Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is recommended as the best way to feed your baby. There is a lot to know and the best time to learn is before the baby is born, ideally at about 32 weeks (or 7 months). This class covers: preparation, getting off to a successful start, problems and how to deal with them, breast pumps and milk storage, and combining work and nursing. This class is for expectant fathers, too! There’s special information on how important dads can be.

Cost

Time

Location

Instructor

Dates

Registration

Free7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

St. Francis Medical Center, 13700 St. Francis Boulevard, Midlothian, VA 23114

Leslie Wiles, R.N., M.S.N.

Classes ongoing- call 320-2483 for additional dates

Call 320-2483 or register at the front desk


Prepared Childbirth Class: Delivering a baby is a normal and natural experience, almost magical. Sometimes it’s quick, easy and almost painless. Often it’s more involved. The more prepared a couple can be with knowledge about the process, the better the experience can be. This class is a small group experience for four nights, once per week. It covers the whole birth process, physical and emotional, start to finish. What is labor, how to handle contractions, epidurals, c-sections, potential problems – it’s all there.

Each session builds on the preceding one, so it’s very important to commit to all four classes. Due to the class sequence, missed classes are hard to make up. If you have a medical excuse, please call the instructor at home or the office at 320-2483 during office hours and leave a message for the instructor.

Cost

$60 registration fee (must be paid to reserve a place in class)

Location

St. Francis Medical Center

Instructors

Leslie Wiles, R.N., M.S.N.

Dates

Assigned according to due date. Classes meet on Monday or Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings as assigned. We try to enroll couples in a class that begins around the 30th to the 34th week of pregnancy.

Registration

Because class size is limited, we encourage you to register as soon as possible by completing the registration form and returning it to the office. You will receive additional information approximately two months prior to your class. Your reservation will be confirmed when payment is received.

 

ST. FRANCIS
MEDICAL CENTER

13700 ST. FRANCIS BLVD. SUITE 305
MIDLOTHIAN VA. 23114
804.320.2483