Classes/Education

Nurse Maggie's Birthing Class

With over 25 years of labor and delivery experience, this course covers early labor, breathing techniques, the hospital experience, and going home tips. Classes are located at the Healthy Way office in the Bon Secours Building. The class lasts approximately 3 hours and costs $50.00. For additional information, call (757) 573-1236, or email: birthingclassbymag@gmail.com

Schedule:

2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 9:00am
2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5:00pm

Please call 757-573-1236 for additional options.

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Mom to Mom Support Group: Sentara Leigh Hospital

Under the best of circumstances adjusting to motherhood can be exhausting, confusing, and exciting all at the same time. Learning how to manage and master these new challenges can be overwhelming. 

Sharing your experiences with other moms who have similar and different experiences is enlightening, comforting and healing. The Mom to Mom Support Group is for new mothers who have recently delivered a baby at Sentara Leigh Hospital and would like to: 

  • Share and discuss positive coping skills 
  • Explore strategies for successfully overcoming the new challenges of motherhood
  • Provide support and encouragement to each other
  • Help gain confidence in decisions and choices you face
  • Build community and connect with other women
  • Explore various topics on motherhood
  • Join Sentara Leigh Hospital for this FREE monthly gathering and share your journey

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Breastfeeding Classes: Sentara Leigh Hospital

This class is geared toward expectant mothers. It includes a discussion about human milk, practice of positioning infants for feeding, challenges facing new breastfeeding families, healthy lifestyle choices while breastfeeding, as well as nutrition, birth control and compatible medications during lactation. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend class with mothers-to-be! 

Cost: $35 

Please note: Payment is required at time of registration in order to hold your spot. Only one registration/payment is required per couple. 

Location: Sentara Leigh Hospital-5 West Tower Conference Room 

Sentara Employees: Please contact Dana Scarborough at dlmille1@sentara.com for more information on employee discounts. In order to receive a discount please use your sentara email address. 

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are subject to the following policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the course regarding cancellation. Dana Scarborough at (757-388-2837) or send an email to dlmille1@sentara.com

Please Note: If the minimum class size requirement is not met, you may be contacted regarding a cancellation or to reschedule.

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