Pregnancy & Parenting

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Monday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Community Medical Building l 4th Floor l Community Room - 101 Elm Ave, Roanoke VA 24013

You and your support partner will be provided with the necessary information, education and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six (6)-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 (3rd) Trimester.  This course is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).

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

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Community Medical Building l 4th Floor l Community Room

You and your support partner will be provided with the information, education and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six (6)-week series addressed 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 (3rd) Trimester.  This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).

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

Introducing Your Four - Legged Baby To Your New Baby

When 
Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital l 13th Floor l West Conference Room A

This class is taught by a Veterinarian and gives expectant parents ideas on how to prepare their pet for the arrival of a new baby!

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

Newborn Care

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Community Outreach Building - Skills Lab (located on basement floor) l 1202 Third Street, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

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 & Car Safety, and much 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 (2nd) or third (3rd) trimester.

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

Happiest Baby On The Block

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital l 13th Floor l West Conference Room A

This is a one (1)-session class to learn the secrets of calming a crying baby in minutes.  You will learn step-by-step how-to help your baby sleep and how to soothe even the fussiest baby.  This class is based upon the highly effective and new approach to babies pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD, "The Happiest Baby on the Block."  

Class cost includes a Happiest Baby on the Block™ DVD.  Every expectant and new parent, grandparent and/or caregiver should attend.

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

Breastfeeding for Working Mothers

When 
Wednesday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital l 13th Floor l West Conference Room A - 1906 Belleview Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24014

Learn how to plan and prepare to continue breastfeeding once you return to work.  This class will give Mothers step-by-step instructions on what they should prepare while on maternity leave and how to pump and store their breast milk once they are back at work.  Nursing babies are welcome to come with their mothers.  Please make alternate childcare arrangements for older children.  This class is taught by an experienced Lactation Educator.  Plan to attend before and/or after the birth of your baby.  It is recommended that Mothers take the basic breastfeeding course first.  

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

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Community Medical Building l 4th Floor l Community Room

You and your support partner are provided with the information and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six (6) - 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 (3rd) Trimester.  This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).

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

Newborn Care

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Community Outreach Building - Skills Lab (Basement Floor) l 1202 Third Street, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

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 more!

This class 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 Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Weekend Childbirth Education

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Community Medical Building, 4th fl.,102 Highland Ave, Roanoke VA 24013

** This class meets on two (2) consecutive Saturdays. **

During this series, you and your support partner are provided with the information, education and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  Topics that will be covered include: 

  • 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 (3rd) Trimester.

Class Dates:

  • 11/12/16
  • 11/19/16

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

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Community Medical Building l 4th Floor l Community Room - 101 Elm Ave, Roanoke VA 24013

You and your support partner are provided with the necessary information, education and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six (6)-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 (3rd) Trimester.  This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).

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

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