MyBirth Low Intervention Birth Preparation at Henrico Doctors' Hospital

  • Explore your options for low intervention birth at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and around Richmond!

  • Designed to supplement any hospital's free "Labor Basics" class, or serve as a childbirth education refresher. This is not a complete/full childbirth education series.

  • What is a “low intervention” birth? What are your birth options at Henrico Doctors'?

  • MyBirth Low Intervention Birth Prep includes:

    • The stages of labor

    • How to navigate labor at home and in the hospital

    • Comfort measures for labor

    • Pain relief options

    • An introduction to local childbirth and parenting resources

    • Personal L&D tour with hands-on demonstrations of how to use your birth room during labor.

  • Also included:

    • Free gift for use in labor

    • Healthy snacks and light refreshments provided

    • Spacious and comfortable classroom

    • Easy, free parking

    • Opportunity to meet the midwives of Henrico Doctors' Hospital

  • $100 per couple

  • Class repeats the second Saturday of every month from 1pm-5pm

CLICK HERE for enrollment on the Henrico Doctors' Hospital website. 

The Women’s Hospital and MyBirth present ‘Birth After Cesarean’

Have you had a cesarean birth? Would you like to learn more about your options for your next birth? Are you interested in learning about Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) and Family Centered Cesareans? The Women’s Hospital supports your birth vision. Our team of physicians and midwives are experts in supporting women as they explore the safest options for birth after cesarean.

  • Did you know that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that, “VBAC is a safe and reasonable option” for most women with one previous c-section, and for some women with two previous low-transverse cesarean incisions, women carrying twins, and women with an unknown type of uterine scar. ACOG Practice Bulletin #115, "Vaginal Birth after Previous Cesarean Delivery"

  • Birth After Cesarean is a one day, three hour class for families birthing at The Women’s Hospital @ Henrico Doctors' or any other hospital in the greater Richmond, VA area

  • VBAC: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean - RCS: Repeat Cesarean Section

  • Birth After Cesarean covers:

    • The risks and benefits of VBAC and RCS

    • Family Centered Cesarean

    • Effective communication with your care team

    • Individualized preparation for your upcoming birth

  • Using the most current research, evidence, and recommendations of top U.S. medical organizations, Birth After Cesarean shares the FACTS about your safe birth options, and addresses the commons myths and misconceptions surrounding VBAC and RCS.

  • Gain practical knowledge about maximizing your chance for a successful VBAC at The Women’s Hospital @ Henrico Doctors’, as well as other Richmond hospitals and birth centers.

  • Taught by Emily Bruno, VBAC mom, Certified toLabor Doula.

  • All educational materials provided.

  • $60 per couple (The expectant parent is encouraged to attend with the support person of their choice, including their birth partner, family member, or doula)

  • Early registration is strongly recommended. Classes are held monthly.

  • Classes in 2019 are February 6, May 01, August 07, November 06

CLICK HERE for enrollment on the Henrico Doctors' Hospital website

My Birth Class - Midlothian at Latched Mama HQ

  • Four week series, three hours each class, totaling 12 hours

  • A doula's guide to empowered, supported, evidence based birth practices, our original curriculum was created by the doulas of MyBirth and reflects our 20+ years of combined childbirth experience. With the MyBirth childbirth education class, you will gain a thorough understanding of the mechanics of birth, comfort measures for pregnancy and labor, how to remain active and be your own advocate, breastfeeding basics, what to expect postpartum, and adjusting to life with a new baby.

  • Though geared towards achieving an unmedicated birth, we will also thoroughly cover common interventions/medications, family-centered cesareans, and how to be flexible when confronted with a new direction in your birth's trajectory.

    • Class One: Your birth goals, nutrition and health, how our babies grow, how our bodies open, the stages of labor

    • Class Two: Comfort measures for labor, helpful tips for laboring at home and in the hospital

    • Class Three: Common interventions/procedures in pregnancy and birth, finding flexibility in birth, labor with an epidural, and family centered cesareans

    • Class Four: Life with your newborn, feeding your baby, the physical and mental recovery after birth

  • A fun, interactive class with multiple approaches to learning. We pride ourselves on engaging our students and insuring that the information is interesting, accessible, and easy to remember.

  • Approach your birth with calm and confidence.

  • Educational materials provided.

  • Taught by Bailey Robinson, CD, CBE; Certified toLabor Doula, MyBirth Childbirth Educator

    • Thursdays - September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 from 6pm-9pm

    • Sundays - November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019 from 3pm-6pm

    • Thursdays - January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020 from 6pm-9pm

    Please scroll down to find your class link!