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Breastfeeding Classes

To inquire about Breastfeeding Classes, call 802.747.3695.

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Expectant mothers and their support person can take advantage of educational and informative childbirth and childcare classes offered by Rutland Regional and the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice (RAVNAH). Learn how to prepare for childbirth, get information about breastfeeding and take a tour of the hospital.

Classes Include:

  • Birth and Beyond. Childbirth Preparation Classes
  • Childbirth Refresher. A Review for Couples Who Have Attended other Classes
  • Sibling Classes. For New Brothers and Sisters
  • Birthshop. One-Day Class for Childbirth Preparation
  • Tours. Tour the Women’s and Children’s Unit at Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Breastfeeding. Information and Considerations

Why Take a Childbirth Class?

  • Meet and Socialize with other Pregnant Families in the Community and Share Stories. 
  • Ask Questions about Pregnancy, Labor and Baby Care.
  • Get your Family Involved in Your Experience of Pregnancy and Childbirth.

What Will You Learn?

  • The Signs and Symptoms of Labor
  • Learn Methods for Coping with the Pain of Childbirth
  • What to Expect When You and Your Newborn are in the Hospital.
  • The Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Information about Cesareans and other Medical Procedures that May Occur, including Epidurals
  • Take a Tour of the Women’s and Children’s Unit at Rutland Regional and Become Familiar with the Tub, Showers, Birthing Balls and other Techniques Used to Help Along the Birthing Process
  • Where and Who to Call for Any Questions that May Come Up After the Class Has Ended

One couple in every class will win a car seat at a drawing on the last night of class.

Childbirth Preparation Class Details>>



Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, please call Rutland Women’s
Healthcare at 802.775.1901 (Rutland) or 802.362.4865 (East Dorset).

Ask Us About Baby Steps...

Baby Steps is a group educational offering for pregnant women and their support people.

Topics include:

  • Issues in Pregnancy
  • Car Seat Education
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Infant Safety
  • What to Expect During Labor and Hospitalization

Call 802.786.1320 for an appointment.

Presented by Rutland Women's Healthcare

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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