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

CJW Medical Centers
Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Campuses    Phone: 804.327.8708

Henrico Doctor’s Hospital
Forest Campus  Phone: 804.327.8708

VCU Medical Center 
Institute for Women’s Health  Phone: 804.828.7929

First Things First of Greater Richmond
5200 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226   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.

Commonwealth Parenting
Commonwealth Parenting offers skills-based parent education programs designed to enhance specific parenting behaviors that have a direct impact on children. The parent education programs are designed for parents with children of all ages.  The Welcome Home Baby class is designed for new-parents and parents to be.  Programs are delivered during convenient hours for working parents, offer refreshments and handouts with specific techniques to try at home.