Pregnancy & Parenting

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Thursday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Community Medical Building | 4th Floor | Community Room

You and your support partner are provided with the information and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six-week series addresses topics such as breathing and relaxation techniques, the labor partner's role, variations of labor, the labor and birth process, adjustment to parenthood and many other details of labor and birth.  Plan to attend this class in the beginning of your third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Infant Massage Class

When 
Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital | Pediatric Therapy | 2nd Floor

After all the months of waiting and dreaming, it is exciting when your baby is finally born. It takes time and effort for parents to get to know their newborn, and time for the newborn to adjust to the new world. Infant massage is one way to help make this process easier. Parents have always loved touching and stroking their babies, and babies love to be soothed and cuddled. Part of a baby's emotional and neurological development comes from the interactions of touch and feelings of security it offers. This is a one hour per week, 4 week infant massage course (meets on Thursdays), taught by a certified infant massage trainer for infants one month to one year of age. In this class, you will learn how to massage your infant to assist with bonding, constipation, crying and colic, sleep, teething, and communication.  

Beyond bonding, this course can also help with:

  • Stress relief (for babies and parents)
  • Growth and development
  • Gas
  • Symptoms of colic
  • Increasing parents’ confidence and sensitivity to baby’s signals and cues
  • Weight gain and neurological development in premature babies

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Newborn Care

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium

This is as close as you'll come to a baby owner's manual.  A qualified teacher covers the basics of caring for a newborn by addressing such topics as bathing, getting the baby to sleep, understanding baby's cry, diapering, dressing, temperature taking, feeding a newborn, home and car safety, and more.  This class offers expectant parents the opportunity to practice taking care of baby's basic needs.  Plan to attend this one-evening class in your second or third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Infant Massage Class

When 
Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital | Pediatric Therapy | 2nd Floor

After all the months of waiting and dreaming, it is exciting when your baby is finally born. It takes time and effort for parents to get to know their newborn, and time for the newborn to adjust to the new world. Infant massage is one way to help make this process easier. Parents have always loved touching and stroking their babies, and babies love to be soothed and cuddled. Part of a baby's emotional and neurological development comes from the interactions of touch and feelings of security it offers. This is a one hour per week, 4 week infant massage course (meets on Thursdays), taught by a certified infant massage trainer for infants one month to one year of age. In this class, you will learn how to massage your infant to assist with bonding, constipation, crying and colic, sleep, teething, and communication.  

Beyond bonding, this course can also help with:

  • Stress relief (for babies and parents)
  • Growth and development
  • Gas
  • Symptoms of colic
  • Increasing parents’ confidence and sensitivity to baby’s signals and cues
  • Weight gain and neurological development in premature babies

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Infant Massage Class

When 
Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital | Pediatric Therapy | 2nd Floor

After all the months of waiting and dreaming, it is exciting when your baby is finally born. It takes time and effort for parents to get to know their newborn, and time for the newborn to adjust to the new world. Infant massage is one way to help make this process easier. Parents have always loved touching and stroking their babies, and babies love to be soothed and cuddled. Part of a baby's emotional and neurological development comes from the interactions of touch and feelings of security it offers. This is a one hour per week, 4 week infant massage course (meets on Thursdays), taught by a certified infant massage trainer for infants one month to one year of age. In this class, you will learn how to massage your infant to assist with bonding, constipation, crying and colic, sleep, teething, and communication. 

Beyond bonding, this course can also help with:

  • Stress relief (for babies and parents)
  • Growth and development
  • Gas
  • Symptoms of colic
  • Increasing parents’ confidence and sensitivity to baby’s signals and cues
  • Weight gain and neurological development in premature babies

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

 

Breastfeeding 101

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both mom and baby.  During this class, a certified lactation consultant provides the information you need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby.  If you have already decided to breastfeed, this class will provide basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits.  Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Breastfeeding 101

When 
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both mom and baby.  During this class, a certified lactation consultant provides the information you need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby.  If you have already decided to breastfeed, this class will provide basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits.  Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Baby Basics Moms' Club - Morning

When 
Monday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Adolescent & Student Health Services Conf. Room | 902 S Jefferson Street | Roanoke

Eating For Two: Facts & Myths

Come meet and talk with other new moms-to-be at the Baby Basics Moms’ Clubs.  This is a support and education group that covers everything you can expect when you’re expecting.  It’s a fun, informative, and free program you can attend as often as you like. You are more than welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.

No need to register--just show up!

For more information: Call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.

**Please note that this program is not intended to take the place of our Prepared Childbirth Education class.  All parents are encouraged to also attend the Prepared Childbirth Education class, which covers more comprehensive information.

**Inclement Weather: We follow the Roanoke County School schedule - the Morning Club will be cancelled if schools are delayed or closed.  The Evening Club will be cancelled if schools have early dismissal or are closed.

Baby Basics Moms' Club - Evening

When 
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Adolescent & Student Health Services Conf. Room | 902 S Jefferson Street | Roanoke

Eating For Two: Facts & Myths

Come meet and talk with other new moms-to-be at the Baby Basics Moms’ Clubs.  This is a support and education group that covers everything you can expect when you’re expecting.  It’s a fun, informative, and free program you can attend as often as you like. You are more than welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.

No need to register--just show up!

For more information: Call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.

**Please note that this program is not intended to take the place of our Prepared Childbirth Education class.  All parents are encouraged to also attend the Prepared Childbirth Education class, which covers more comprehensive information.

**Inclement Weather: We follow the Roanoke County School schedule - the Morning Club will be cancelled if schools are delayed or closed.  The Evening Club will be cancelled if schools have early dismissal or are closed.

Baby Basics Moms' Club - Morning

When 
Monday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Adolescent & Student Health Services Conf. Room | 902 S Jefferson Street | Roanoke

Healthy Pregnancy Lifestyles

Come meet and talk with other new moms-to-be at the Baby Basics Moms’ Clubs.  This is a support and education group that covers everything you can expect when you’re expecting.  It’s a fun, informative, and free program you can attend as often as you like. You are more than welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.

No need to register--just show up!

For more information: Call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.

**Please note that this program is not intended to take the place of our Prepared Childbirth Education class.  All parents are encouraged to also attend the Prepared Childbirth Education class, which covers more comprehensive information.

**Inclement Weather: We follow the Roanoke County School schedule - the Morning Club will be cancelled if schools are delayed or closed.  The Evening Club will be cancelled if schools have early dismissal or are closed.

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