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 We are pround to announce Bon Secours for Women's Partnership to bring Moms In Motion to Virginia.  We know that mom can best take care of her growing familiy when she is also taking care of herself!  Please visit more www.momsinmotion.com/bonsecours for more information!
 
Hospital Registration and Baby Club
  Join our free Bon Secours Baby Club, by registering for your delivery at a BonSecours Hospital (St. Mary’s, St. Francis Medical Center, or Memorial Regional Medical Center). You will receive discounts for parenting partner classes, access to online coupons for merchants all over Richmond, pregnancy and newborn milestone e-emails, rapid admission, and more! Please print out the following form and mail or fax to (804) 545-1273 in [Hospital Registration PDF] 
 
 NEW! HOSPITAL REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Need to cancel a class or change your schedule?
Email loveandlearn@bshsi.org or call 804-545-1958


Top Choices for New Parents (view all classes offered by clicking the top tab "Classes") 

Top Choices for Second Time Parents and Beyond
Expecting Multiples?
    • Expecting Multiples (What you need to know about medical and community support before and after delivery)
    • Infant and Child CPR (CPR and choking)
    • Breastfeeding basics (Women Only or go as a Couple)
    • Confident Childbirth (Take early and you will have your basics covered) 
Great Class Choices for Grandparents
Click on the top tab "Classes" to see all the other classes we offer in our full catalog
featuring terrific Bon Secours Parenting Partner classes, services, and support, ranging from all types of childbirth preparation, prenatal exercise, and after delivery support.

Parenting classes and support with Commonwealth Parenting
Bon Secours in partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, offers parents, with children of all ages, an array of classes dealing with the many complexities of parenting.

Teddy Bear Clinic: Children's Field Trip Program to Bon Secours Hospitals
Our popular and educational Teddy Bear Clinic program is geared for children ages 4-7 years old, and it is open to elementary schools and day care centers throughout the community. During the morning trip to our St. Mary's Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center or St. Francis Watkins Centre Emergency Departments, children are introduced to basic safety issues and then work with our nurses to learn about what to expect if they have to go to the hospital for a cut or broken bone. Each child brings a stuffed animal from home that will receive a stitch for an imaginary cut and a small cast for an imaginary broken bone. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 18 students and only run during the local county school year.

 Love and Learn on FACEBOOK! Follow link below to sign up and become part of the network for new and expectant parents! As members you will find out the latest about our classes, learn about our community partners, be able to connect with other parents,  and voice your opinions about what pregnancy and parenthood.  Click here to join!

 Special Accomodations: We are happy to offer a wide variety of special accomodations to help meet your learning needs.  If you know you will need special accomdations (including translation services) please call the office before registering for classes (804-545-1958).


New Locations and Times!
Happiest Baby On the Block

  The Happiest Baby on the Block and the First Year of Life   

Would you like to learn how to calm a crying baby almost instantly? The innovative Happiest Baby approach introduced by renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, teaches simple techniques that help to calm down even the fussiest baby in minutes. Learn about the missing '4th trimester,' the calming reflex, the 5 'S's' and the cuddle cure. Each family receives a Happiest Baby DVD. (2 hours) 


The Happiest Baby On the Block (and the First Year of Life)

What's New for Grandparents

What's New for Grandparents

Babies have been arriving for thousands of years, but some things do change. This is a quick update session for grandparents covering topics on pregnancy, support, safety and care of newborns during the first year of life and SIDS awareness. (2.5 hours)



What s New for Grandparents

New Offerings!
Advanced Comfort Measures

This class is aimed at those who have already completed a childbirth class; whether they finished last week or three years ago!  Our Lamaze certified childbirth educators will work with you to practice the comfort measures you learned in class and go over a few ways to expand upon those.  This class is mostly hands on, with minimal lecture, so please be sure to wear comfortable clothing.  Since it is essential that you have already completed a childbirth class please include in the comments section (during checkout) where you took your childbirth class.  This class can be taken multiple times during your pregnancy (2 hours).



Advanced Comfort Measures

Finding Happily Ever After: The Postpartum Period

Finding Happily Ever After: The Postpartum Period

Transitioning from pregnant to parent isn't always as easy as it seems in the movies.  This class aims to prepare you for challenges that new parents face in the first few months after bringing baby home.  Topics include feelings, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, changes in your relationship, getting support from friends and family, taking care of mom and dad/partner, and transitioning back to work and finding childcare.  This is a great class for both mom and partner! (2.5 hours)



Finding Happily Ever After: The Postpartum Period

My Birth, My Way

Better planning leads to more successful outcomes. Whether you are planning a low intervention birth or know you will be using medication as a tool for labor this class is great for you. By taking this class early in pregnancy you will know which options will be available to you in labor with enough time to prepare before your baby's birth. Samples of birth plans will be provided with options for labor, birth, and mom and baby's care afterwards. The cost of the class includes a copy of "Your Birth Plan" by author Kathy Stewart.



My Birth, My Way

 

 
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