Pregnancy & Parenting

Prepared Childbirth, NRV

When 
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Participants will be provided with the necessary information, education and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This four (4)-week series will address 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. 

There is also a weekend class available on a limited basis.
Participants should plan to attend this class at the beginning of their third (3rd) Trimester.  This course is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).
Dress comfortably as you will be sitting / lying on the floor. *Please take two pillows and a blanket to each of your six Prepared Childbirth Classes.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482
 
Dates of the Class:

  • 12/06/16
  • 12/13/16
  • 12/20/16
  • 12/27/16

Prepared Childbirth, NRV

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Participants will be provided with the necessary information, education and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This four (4)-week series will address 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. 

There is also a weekend class available on a limited basis.
Participants should plan to attend this class at the beginning of their third (3rd) Trimester.  This course is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).
Dress comfortably as you will be sitting / lying on the floor. *Please take two pillows and a blanket to each of your six Prepared Childbirth Classes.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482
 
Dates of the Class:

  • 08/31/16
  • 09/07/16
  • 09/14/16
  • 09/28/16

Breastfeeding, NRV

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

During this class, a lactation specialist will present the information you need for a successful breastfeeding experience.  Basic instruction about breastfeeding techniques and benefits are just a few of the topics presented.  We encourage a support person to attend class with you to know how to best aid in your breastfeeding efforts.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Well Baby Care, NRV

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

This is as close as you will 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 much more!

This course offers expectant parents the opportunity to practice taking care of baby's basic needs.  Please plan to attend this one-evening class in your second (2nd) or third (3rd) Trimester.

Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Infant CPR, NRV

When 
Thursday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Learn about the basics of Infant CPR in this educational class.  This class offers hands-on training and experience in Infant CPR, but is not a Certification class.  This class is offered every other month.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Infant CPR, NRV

When 
Thursday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Learn about the basics of Infant CPR in this educational class.  This class offers hands-on training and experience in Infant CPR, but is not a Certification class.  This class is offered every other month.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Infant CPR, NRV

When 
Thursday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Learn about the basics of Infant CPR in this educational class.  This class offers hands-on training and experience in Infant CPR, but is not a Certification class.  This class is offered every other month.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Sibling Tour, NRV

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

While you’re on the hospital tour, your children (ages 3 to 10) can prepare for having a baby around the house by attending a sibling tour.  Siblings are encouraged to talk about changes a new baby may bring to their family, things older siblings can do to help Mom and Dad, and activities they can do when Mom is busy with the baby.  The free tour includes a visit to the Birthplace unit.

Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Prenatal Tour, NRV

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | Fireside Conference Room A | 2900 Lamb Circle | Christiansburg, VA 24073

This helps you to become acquainted with the hospital admission procedure prior to delivery.  You are introduced to the Birthplace unit, which includes our labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms and the nursery.  Free monthly tours are conducted by a nurse. Please plan to attend approximately six weeks prior to delivery.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

Prenatal Tour, NRV

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Fireside Conference Room B, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

This helps you to become acquainted with the hospital admission procedure prior to delivery.  You are introduced to the Birthplace unit, which includes our labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms and the nursery.  Free monthly tours are conducted by a nurse. Please plan to attend approximately six weeks prior to delivery.
 
Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482

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