The birth of your child can be an exhilarating–and sometimes overwhelming–experience. Understanding your pregnancy and knowing what to expect can help you prepare for having a baby and learn how to take better care of yourself and your baby. Our goal is to help you feel more confident and relaxed at one of the most exciting times in your life.

Birth, breastfeeding and parenting classes

The birth team at Reston Hospital Center offers a wide range of prenatal care and education to help you prepare for pregnancy, delivery and parenting. Be sure to ask about taking a tour of our hospital birthing areas to see our beautiful, spacious rooms for yourself.

If you plan to breastfeed your baby, take advantage of our prenatal breastfeeding classes. Our lactation specialists offer one-on-one consultation once your baby is born, both while you're here in the hospital and after you return home.

A sample of some of the birthing and parenting classes at Reston Hospital include:

  • Baby Care Basics
  • Childbirth Education
  • Breastfeeding Preparation
  • Just for Me: Sibling Class
  • Infant CPR and Safety

We also offer tours of our hospital’s maternity center and birthing areas. You can register for a tour, all of the classes listed above as well as other courses offered at Reston and our sister hospitals in Northern Virginia on our online calendar which provides a complete list of upcoming classes, tours and events

Labor, delivery and other pregnancy resources

Your obstetrician and pediatrician play vital roles in preparing you for your child’s birth and parenting experience. Find out more about choosing an obstetrician or a pediatrician and how each can assist you through this incredible life experience.

If you make the decision to deliver at Reston, we have a wealth of information on our website, as well as an Expectations Guide on our labor and delivery services and what you can expect during your delivery experience that will help answer any questions you may have, including what to bring to the hospital and visitation hours to our birthing suites. Expecting families should preregister with the hospital as they enter their seventh month of pregnancy. To save time, you can preregister online.

Contact us

Our free Consult-A-Nurse® team is available 24/7 to help you find an obstetrician, schedule an appointment with an OB/GYN specialist, sign up for classes and tours, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding pregnancy or birth services offered at Reston. They can be reached at (877) 689-3627 (DOCS).