Childbirth Education

Richmond Area

My Birth

MyBirth offers a multitude of classes for the childbearing year including childbirth education.

 

A Brighter Birth

offering a variety of childbirth education and breastfeeding classes.

 

Urban Baby Beginnings

offers a variety of classes including childbirth education

 

Birthing From Within

Childbirth Education with Cat Ennis Sears

 

Open Arms Birth Collective

Independent Childbirth Education

 

Well Rounded Woman Care

Independent CBE with Carlie Copal

 

Hypnobirthing

with Joy Kraynak. Joy also offers parenting classes and hypnosis. 

 

Tidewater and Peninsula Areas

Birthworks

Childbirth Education With Amara from Amara Doula

 

Birth Journeys

Child birth Education in Virginia Beach


Lactation Support

Professional Lactation Services 

Richmond Breastfeeding

Richmond Breastfeeding is owned and operated by Sara  Doyle, MS, RN.  She offers breastfeeding education classes, home visit lactation services, and a breastfeeding support group.

 

Marion Lamb, IBCLC

Charlottesville based IBCLC services.

 

Pediatric Associates of Richmond - Lactation Center

Services include lactation consultation, nursing bra fittings, and assistance with breast pump rentals, purchase, and adjustments.

 

Gauri Gulati, MD, IBCLC

The lactation services team at VCU, including Dr. Gulati, offers help with a variety of more complex issues. 

 

Breastfeeding Classes 

My Birth

Offers breastfeeding classes including a class focused on pumping and milk storage.

Local Hospitals

Check a hospital close to you, many offer breastfeeding classes and other lactation support including pump rentals, support groups, etc.  

 

Support Groups

My Birth

Offers "Boobs and Babies" a support group every 2nd Thursday at 10am

 

 

Le Leche League

Below are meeting times and information for people in the areas we typically serve.  

 

Richmond

3rd Wednesday, 10:00 am
Brandermill
For location address, please call Maria (919) 455-0564
or Amanda (804) 512-3582

1st Tuesday, 6:30 pm
My Birth
1726 Altamont Ave #2, Richmond
for info call Amanda (804) 512-3582

For breastfeeding help call:

Amanda (804) 512-3582
Maria (919) 455-0564
Amalie (804) 741-0978
Jarene (305) 609-8502 (evenings and weekends only)

 

Norfolk

2nd Saturday, 10:30 am
Larchmont Library
6525 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk
Dads/partners welcome in June

Last Friday, 10:30 am
Email for meeting location – LLLNorfolkVA@gmail.com

Patricia (757) 961-8951

 

Peninsula

1st Friday, 10:30 am
Christ the King Episcopal Church
4109 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown

Gloria (757) 932-0232

 

Virginia Beach

3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm
Foundry United Methodist Church
2801 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach

Drop-in Breastfeeding Cafe
2nd and 4th Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
St. Andrews United Methodist Church
717 Tucson Road, Virginia Beach
No meeting November 26, December 24

Claire, Mary, Melissa
(757) 204-LLL7

 LLLVirginiaBeach@gmail.com


Birth Photographers

Joy Kraynak of Joyful Birth Services

 

Nicole in Bold

 

Jackie G Photography

 


Fitness and Yoga

 

Prenatal Yoga

Post-partum/new-parent fitness


Post Partum Virginia - Richmond

This is an amazing resource for new families.  PPV offers phone support, peer support and connects people with an extensive list of professionals specializing in post-partum mood disorders.  

 

Post-Partum mood resources