Pregnant? Adopting? New Baby? Momease Can Help!
Momease has all the classes, services and educational tools you need for a healthy, happy pregnancy -- and beyond
We offer childbirth education, baby care, breastfeeding, massage, exercise and parenting classes for couples and single parents. Our instructors provide the most up-to-date, practical, research-based information.
INSURANCE/FSA REIMBURSEMENTS AVAILABLE
Insurance companies and flexible spending accounts often reimburse the cost of Momease classes, lactation and doula services.
To get your reimbursement
- Select the classes or services
- Fill out the online registration form
- Pay online
- You will receive an email receipt
- Send this receipt to your insurance company or flexible spending account firm.
Here is a brief list of our classes. For a complete description, schedules, locations, costs and to register, click on the link for each class.
Classes at George Washington University Hospital (GWUH)
and Momease Alexandria Va office
Classes for expecting couples looking for medicated and unmedicated births taught by certified instructors. Each class gives you and your partner the information, tools and techniques you need to successfully cope with labor and delivery.
Weekend Childbirth the weekend course , total of 12 hours is taught by Lamaze, ICEA and DONA certified childbirth educators. Topics included pregnancy changes, labor and birth phases, routine hospital procedures, procedures for unmedicated birth, using epidurals, narcotics for a medicated birth and discuss cesarean procedures. Weekend sessions are on Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun. Tour of GWUH Women Center is included.
Childbirth 1-2-3* Medicate Childbirth the six-hour, one day course will focus on the process for having a medicated birth, using epidurals or narcotics. Topics covered are anatomy and physiology of labor, coping techniques prior to receiving medications for labor, obstertrical interventions, and postpartum recovery.
If you attend this class at GWUH a tour of the Women Center will be provided.
Comfort Measure & Relaxation Techniques * Prenancy Refresher Class: this three-hour class provides the expectant mother and partner with breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques needed to cope with pain of contractions. It complements Momease prepared childbirth classes. We also recommend this class for couples expecting 2nd or 3rd baby and need a "Refresher Class" .
A Natural Approach to Childbirth:
Taught by a certified childbirth instructor, this class gives the pregnant woman and her partner the knowledge, support and skills they need for an unmedicated birth, as well as the information they need be prepared for whatever options they may choose or the path their birth follows. The6-week series focuses on natural birth skills, prenatal nutrition and exercise, local hospital policies and procedures, relaxation and comfort techniques, strategies for laboring at home, and the many ways a partner can help. A Prenatal Tour of George Washington University Hospital is included.
Baby Care for the 1st Month
Breastfeeding Basics - You and your partner learn and practice the latest breastfeeding techniques from certified lactation consultants.
Baby Care Basics - Newborn appearance, diaper changing, bathing, dressing and when to call the doctor are just the beginning of this class that prepares you and your partner to care for your baby.
Infant & Child CPR - This two and a half hour American Heart Association (AHA) course teaches parents and family members life-saving infant and child CPR skills.
Baby, Baby, Baby - Parents of Multiples This helpful and informative two-hour class focuces on the various childbirth alternatives and situations that parents of multiples often experience.
Prenatal Yoga Yoga helps you relax, stay flexible, relieve stress, and prepare for birth. It stretches and cultivates your muscles so they work efficiently during birth, making birth easier. This Momease class teaches you skills that you can use throughout your life.
Prenatal Fitness and Strength - Training & regular exercise can help your body prepare for labor, delivery and postpartum recovery. Exercise can lower stress levels, help to maintain a steady weight gain, relieve the physical discomforts of pregnancy, increase energy levels and promote a good night’s sleep.
We can provide you with birth and postpartum doulas and lactation consultants. Our unique “Momease On Call” program enables you to have your questions answered at anytime. For a complete description, costs and to select a service, click on the link for each listing.
Birth or Labor Doulas Our certified birth doulas are with you at the birth of your baby, assisting you and your partner with physical and emotional support to make your labor and delivery easier
Postpartum Doulas & Night Nurses Our certified postpartum doulas assist you at home with the baby as they teach you valuable techniques for your child’s care and well being.
Momease On Call We are available 24-7 by email or phone for your questions and concerns.