Who it’s for: Single Moms or women whose partner is not available for birth, our “Solo Moms”. This class is not for couples. But, Moms may bring whoever will be a support person at the birth of their baby.

Details: This three-week course is to help single mom or “solo” moms enter into motherhood with confidence. Course topics include:

1st Week – Childbirth Class

  • Pregnancy changes before and during labor and, Laboring at home when in Early Labor
  • Routine hospital procedures for most DC Area Hospitals
  • Discussing various Medical pain relief options: epidurals and narcotics
  • Review Cesarean Procedures in most hospitals

2nd Week – Comfort Measures and Relaxation Techniques

  • Practicing Comfort measures: how to cope with contractions through breathing and relaxation
  • Practicing various birth and pushing techniques
  • How to recover during the postpartum period
  • Mom’s support person should attend to become familiar with comfort measures.

3rd Week – Baby Care and Breastfeeding Basics

  • Procedures following the baby’s birth
  • Understanding normal newborn characteristics
  • Bathing, diapering, burping, holding, and swaddling
  • Learn breastfeeding techniques for successful latching

Fee: $170 for each Mom.