Fauquier Health
Birthing Center Classes

Baby Care Essentials — Grandparents Welcome!
Taught by certified childbirth educators. Topics include diapering, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, feeding methods and infant safety. Listen to a presentation from pediatrician, Micheal Amster, M.D., board certified in pediatrics. The cost is $20 per person. Grandparents are welcome to attend this class.
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Your Childbirth Experience
Discussion oriented and interactive, the class covers much more than just labor. It begins with your feelings during pregnancy, contains a lot of good information about labor, reviews breathing techniques and relaxation, and includes a maternity tour. The cost is $120 per couple.
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Family Birthing Center Classes

    Before you deliver:


  • Take a Class

    "Your Childbirth Experience" is discussion oriented and interactive, covering much more than just labor. It begins with your feelings during pregnancy and contains a lot of good information about labor, breathing techniques and relaxation. It also includes a tour of the birthing center. "Baby Care Essentials" is designed to help new parents recognize their newborn's normal appearance. It covers diapering, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, feeding methods and infant safety. Also learn about crying and how to comfort your baby. Search for classes and register.
  • Maternity Physician Referral

    If you are looking for a physician, our physician referral line is here to help you, 540-316-DOCS (3627).
  • During your stay:


  • Birthing Spa Room with Jacuzzi tub

    Our family birthing center includes a state-of-the-art spa room with Jacuzzi tub to relax the new mom during labor.
  • Birth Certificate

    During your stay our staff will provide you with the necessary forms and information for this process, and we will submit the appropriate forms to the state for your baby’s birth certificate.
  • Photo Service

    After the birth of your baby, we arrange for your baby’s first picture. Bring your baby’s outfit for the picture with you to the hospital. After the shoot, you will receive a proof sheet with four poses of your baby. You are under no obligation to purchase pictures, but they will be available online at The Growing Families Company for one year.
  • After you go home:


  • Baby’s Home Care

    Our New Parent Handbook will provide helpful tips on caring for yourself and your baby.
  • Local Newspaper Announcement

    If you choose to participate, the announcement of your baby’s birth will be included in information sent to local newspapers.
  • Beyond Birth Support Group

    This group is for new moms and their infants age two days to six months. This informal setting provides time to share your child development experiences with other moms. We provide a certified childbirth instructor to guide the discussion. Participants are asked to call 540-316-DOCS (or ext. 3627) to confirm their attendance.  

Learn more about our Birthing Services and the O'Shaughnessy Family Birthing Center.


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