Having a Baby? Prenatal Classes for expectant moms and their families.

Learn how to be prepared for childbirth.

Participants can attend a one-day Saturday class from 9am to 4pm, or a series of classes held monthly during the week. Classes are held at the RAVNAH office, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland, Vermont.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region and Rutland Regional Medical Center present the following educational and informative childbirth classes for parents and parents-to-be. To print an application click here. Contact Theresa Reutzel at 802.770.1621  or theresa@ravnah.org for more information.

Vermont childbirth education

  • 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
  • Tours
    Tour the Women’s and Children’s Unit at Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Breast-Feeding
    Information and considerations

Why should I 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 I 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 Medical Center 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.