New Parent Education Classes

One of the best places to find education classes for new parents and parents-to-be, are the Richmond area hospitals and medical centers that have birthing centers.  They offer classes on topics such as breastfeeding, labor and baby basics, infant CPR, having multiples, and hospital tours.  In addition, there are several independent organizations that offer these kinds of classes.  For more information contact one of the groups listed below.

Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Phone: 804.340.BABY
Love and Learn Program
St Mary’s Hospital   •   St Francis Medical Center  •   Memorial Regional Medical Center

HCA Hospital System
Phone: 804.327.8708
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital  •   Chippenham Hospital    •   Johnston-Willis   •   John Randolph Medical Center

VCU Medical Center 
Phone: 804.828.7929
Classes for Expectant and New Parents

Relationship Foundation of Virginia
2101 Maywill Street, Richmond, VA 23230   Phone: 804.288.3431
Boot Camp for New Dads – A 3 hour workshop taught by dads who  train first time fathers to be experienced Dads.
When Baby Makes Three for couples – A class to teach couples how a new baby will impact their relationship, finances, intimacy, etc.

ATTUNED PARENTING: Pediatric Sleep and Parenting Consultation   804.836.2802
Attuned Parenting exists to restore hope and peace for tired families by providing tailored, evidence-based support on sleep and behavior and encouraging a deepening of the parent-child connection. Services offered are:
•  Pediatric Sleep Consulting:  To sleep train or not to sleep train?! That is a big question for parents. I am here to share the science behind attachment, cortisol levels, and how emotional availability at bedtime is the key to a child’s success in gaining confidence in sleep (and sleeping through the night)!
•  Parent Coaching:  It used to be said that, “Babies do no come with instruction manuals,” but the reality for our generation is that they come with a plethora of instruction manuals and the internet! We are inundated with information about children and parenting all the time! All of this information can create a great deal of self-doubt in our own innate ability to parent our children. My focus with parents is to help them develop their own parental identity and feel confident in how they interact with and nurture their children. When parents gain self-awareness and belief in themselves, parent/child interactions become enjoyable and successful.