All classes at Brookhaven Birth Center are open to the general public. You do not have to be planning a birth at our center in order to benefit from our classes. The purpose of our classes is to educate and empower our entire community! So spread the word and join us at one of our upcoming events! We’re currently offering the following, and are open to new opportunities.

For a thorough calendar with all of our events and closings, please visit our events page.

Bright Beginnings Childbirth Education with Elizabeth Schwartz

Happy Healthy Families Through Positive Birth Experiences.

Morning Session

Healthy Pregnancy
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Baby’s grown and development
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Coping with common discomforts
  • Relaxation technique


Labor and Delivery
  • Signs and stages of labor
  • What to expect as labor progresses
  • Timing contractions
  • When to leave for the birth place
  • Breathing technique


Afternoon Session

Coping with Labor

  • Positions for labor
  • Comfort measures
  • How partners can help
  • Packing your birth bag


The Big Day and Beyond

  • Labor rehearsal
  • Your newborn
  • The first six weeks
  • Breastfeeding basics


Call Elizabeth Schwartz to register 540-436-3154 or www.shenvalley-childbirthclass. Workshop costs $100.

Future classes: January 20, 2018 and March 17,2018

Birth Circle *Free*

Brookhaven is proud to offer space to Birth Matters Harrisonburg a non-profit organization.

Birth Matters popular Birth Circle meets at Brookhaven on the second Monday of each month from 7-9 pm.

Birth Circle dates for 2017/2018

  • December 11
  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10

 Bradley Method Childbirth Education with Eve Knepp

This unique course in childbirth will provide you with easy, practical techniques of relaxation in order to avoid unnecessary pain in labor. These classes also provide you with all of the information needed to make educated choices in your pregnancy, labor, birth, and family life. After taking the 12-week course, you and your partner will be prepared for the upcoming events of labor and birth, even if complications arise. Your partner will also benefit very much from classes as The Bradley Method® takes the mystery out of pregnancy and childbirth and provides him with the confidence needed to become an active participant. The skills that you will learn together can be applied to labor, birth, and your everyday life as a new family. It is suggested that you begin classes when in your fifth or sixth month, or no later than 27 weeks, of pregnancy in order to complete the full 12-week session. Class days and times may be changed to suit the needs of the class.

For more information on this class please go to

Please contact Eve at to get signed up.


Do you teach Pilates, Yoga?  Do you know someone that does?

Brookhaven is looking for experienced Yoga, Pilates instructors.  We are open to other classes as well.  Please contact our office if you are interested in teaching in our spacious classroom. We are open to long term, short term, or one time only events.