Childbirth Essentials Course

Our Childbirth Essentials Course provides 12 hours packed with information, practical skills and exercises essential for preparing you for your birth experience.  You will be equipped to know what to expect in labor, utilize different comfort measures and relaxation techniques, ask the right questions, be fully informed of your options, and make choices that give you the best opportunity for achieving the birth you want.  (5-class series over 5 weeks)

  • August 28th through October 2nd from 6:00-8:30pm (Mondays, no class on Labor Day)
  • October 9th through November 6th from 6:00-8:30pm (Mondays)
  • November 13th through December 11th from 6:00-8:30pm (Mondays)

Homebirth Essentials Course

The Home Birth Essentials Course fuses the fundamental aspects of labor and birth from our original Childbirth Essentials Course with specific information that is important for families delivering at home. This class will prepare you for many of the aspects that are particular to giving birth in the home environment. (4-class series over 4 weeks)

  • September 10th through October 1st from 1:00-4:00pm (Saturdays)
  • January 7th through 28th from 1:00-4:00pm (Saturdays)

VBAC Essentials Course

The road to a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean can be challenging. We are here toprovide you the latest, evidence-based information and a listening ear in order to assist you in optimizing your next birth experience.  This is offered in 2 two-hour sessions with potential for more time if needed. (2 two-hour sessions)

  • August 8th through 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm (Tuesdays)
  • October 10th through 24th from 6:00-8:00pm (Tuesdays)

Childbirth Essentials Crash Course

Just because you don't have time for our full course, doesn't mean you shouldn't have the opportunity to be empowered with quality childbirth education. The same Childbirth Essentials, but condensed! (4-class series over 2 weekends)

  • Inquire with NOVA Office for scheduling.