Prepared Childbirth Classes

Practical classes, designed so you know what to expect during your labor, delivery, and postpartum experience.

WHERE: Arlington Women’s Center office waiting room

WHEN: The second Saturday of each month(date subject to Change)

TIME: Starting promptly at 8AM-3PM- ONE DAY CLASS

CONTENT: The Basics-
Hospital registration, admission routine, When/how do I call?Where do I go?

Expecting the Unexpected: Preterm labor/True vs False Labor
BASIC breathing techniques, pain management options, vaginalVacuum/forceps deliveries, induction of labor, c/sections.Detailed video of vaginal and Cesarean deliveries. Cord blood collection.

Now that your baby is here: Postpartum care, your newborn-BASIC newborn care/circumcision, choosing a pediatrician, BASIC breastfeeding techniques.
Hospital tour included.

To register, please email You will receive a response within 5 business days.

Please include your name, doctor’s name, due date, and contact info. Or text to: 703 509 8216.
Cost-$175/couple -checks or money orders accepted
*Payment is required upon registration.*

Please make checks out toVal Varley, and mail to:
15066 Jupiter Hills Lane Haymarket, VA 20169
Partial refunds may be issued for medical indications, with a doctor’s note


Infant CPR Classes

During this class, you will learn skills that could save your baby’s life. Every parent should know Infant CPR. In addition to Infant CPR, you will also learn what to do in a choking emergency.

Where:  ​Arlington Women’s Center office waiting room

When:  The second Saturday of each month (date subject to change and is based on Prepared Childbirth Class dates)

Time: Immediately following the conclusion of the Prepared Childbirth Class (will run approximately 3:30pm – 4:30pm)

Cost: $32.50 per person; $65 per couple

To Register and Submit Payment:
Please visit & click on your prenatal class date under the “classes & registration” page. Payment and registration must be completed a week before your class date. Space is limited. For additional dates, classes and locations, please visit

Please contact Laura Punaro, RN, BSN at or call 703-304-3338.

Alternate classes listed on if the AWC date doesn’t work for you.

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