Renee Brohard, 540-454-3493, renee@brohard.com

Leesburg, VA (July 19, 2013) — Inova Loudoun Hospital is offering two new childbirth education classes, Bonding with Baby and Natural Childbirth. Both classes will take place at The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg.

In the Bonding with Baby class, special attention will be given to mother-infant bonding, as well as the important ways that dads and other caregivers can bond with their babies. Numerous studies show the importance of infant bonding on the physical and emotional health of infants and their mothers. In this class, parents-to-be will discover ways to enhance the bonding experience with their babies in utero, immediately after birth and beyond.  The class will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 7-9 p.m. and the cost is $40/couple.

Our fun and relaxing Natural Childbirth class is used to inspire couples that birth is a normal and natural process. The most important way to approach birth is with confidence and relaxation. This can be achieved by knowing what to expect and developing the skills to move through labor. The class is a blend of lecture, discussion and relaxation. It is designed for couples interested in natural childbirth options.  The class will take place on Sunday, August 18 from noon – 6 p.m.  The cost is $100/couple.

To register for either or both classes, visit www.thebirthinginn.org or call (703) 858-6360. Advanced registration is required.

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Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InovaLoudoun.

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.