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Welcome to Childbirth and Family Education!


Did you know that 8 out of 10 children in child safety seats are not buckled in properly?  Safety seats save lives, but are only effective if installed correctly!

Centra offers free child safety seat checks each month.  Certified inspectors through the Lynchburg Fire Department check each car seat.  Safety seat checks keep your child safe with the Right Seat, Right Size, and Right Use.  Registration is not required.

DATE:  2nd Saturday of each month
TIME:  2-4PM

WHERE:  Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, Vassar Street, lower level parking deck


All of our classes are held in the Center for Childbirth and Family Education at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital.  Please click on this link for our hospital campus map and directions.


Looking for childbirth and family classes?

  • Are you pregnant and looking for prenatal classes?
  • Are you planning to breast feed or just 'thinking about' it? 
  • Are you a young person anxious to start babysitting or stay home alone?
  • Are you a teacher or childcare provider needing certification in CPR/AED and First Aid?
  • Or a soon-to-be grandparent needing a baby refresher course?                                                                                             

If so, you have come to the right place!



Incentives and Discounts:


Sign up for ANY TWO classes, and receive a promotion code for the Infant Massage class for FREE!!!  (That is a $20 value!)  Please note that the Infant Massage promotion code will be emailed to you in your class email from a Centra employee. 


Please call (434) 200 4537 before you register and ask for the discount code you qualify for:

  • ARE YOU READY FOR BABY PACKAGE ($90):  Prepay for any Prepared Childbirth class, and 2 of the following classes: Breast Feeding, Baby Care, Infant Safety, and receive a $10 discount off the total price of $100, and a free promotion code to attend our Infant Massage class (a $20 value).   
  • TOTAL CLASS PACKAGE ($100):  Register and prepay for any Preparing for Childbirth class, Baby Care class, Breast Feeding class, and Infant Safety and receive a $20 discount off the total price of $120 and a free promotion code to attend our Infant Massage class (a $20 value).  
  • Centra employees receive a discount on all classes.  Please call (434) 200 4537 to receive the appropriate code(s) for the class(es) you are registering.
  • Medicaid participants, please call (434) 200 4537 to register.





Childbirth and Family Education offers a variety of family-focused classes to meet your needs.   On-line registration and secure credit card payments accepted! 


  • Register early as class size is limited.
  • Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.
  • If you are unable to make a payment prior to a class date or need financial assistance, please call 434.200.4537.
  • MEDICAID participants - - please call the office to register! 
  • CENTRA EMPLOYEES: Please call the office prior to registration to get your employee discount code.
  • Instructions for class registration are included on each class page.
  • Please include your email address so that you receive an automated class confirmation and class confirmation letter. 
  • A class information letter and map will be emailed to you the week prior to class.  There is also a link to our hospital campus map at the top of our website.


To register for Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid or Safe Sitter, click on "Family Education" and click on the class you are looking for and available dates. 


If you have questions about using a discount code, please call the office at 434.200.4537 prior to completing your online registration.





  • If you are unable to attend a class you have registered for, please call our office.
  • We will be happy to assist you in registering for an alternative class date.
  • Refunds for classes are offered in the event of premature delivery only. 


IN CASE OF INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION.  Participants will be contacted and alternative dates offered when possible.  Refunds will be offered upon request in the event of class cancellation.


INCLEMENT WEATHER: Please call our office (434) 200 4537 with any questions about program and class cancellations.  

We invite you to come to our Baby Café!

Who:  All new moms

What:  Come meet other new moms, talk with a Lactation Consultant, and have your baby weighed

Where:  Center for Childbirth and Family Education at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital

When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

RSVP:  Not needed!  Pre Registration is not required



Please call the Childbirth and Family Education office at 434.200.4537 if you have questions or need assistance!  Voicemail is available and your call will be returned as soon as possible.






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