While breastfeeding is a natural act, it is also a learned behavior. An extensive body of research has demonstrated that mothers and other caregivers require active support for establishing and sustaining appropriate breastfeeding practices.” – World Health Organization
We believe education is crucial, and Rebecca’s main goal is to encourage and empower all women embarking on this journey of growing their family. Through hands-on knowledge and confidence building strategies, Rebecca works with each patient in detail and with frequent communication until each person’s goals are met. While promoting breastfeeding, she is also helping bridge the gap in postpartum care.
Our goal is better postpartum outcomes for moms and babies.
Rebecca teaches a Lactation Class, offered frequently throughout the year, for education before baby arrives. “Join Rebecca Thompson, CHES, CLC for a 3 hour, detailed breastfeeding class. Learn about the science, benefits, what to expect, milk supply, and proper techniques. Also, dispel the myths to save yourself some stress! Recommended during pregnancy and partners are encouraged to come! Cost is $45 due at sign up. Sign up at the front desk!”
She also sees patients one on one for consults in the office. These can be during pregnancy for specific concerns and/or after baby is born to help address specific challenges. In addition, she facilitates a Postpartum Moms Support Group two times per week, Monday evenings at 5:30 pm and Friday mornings at 10 am, held right at our office.
For classes and groups, stay up to date by referencing our event calendar here on our website.
Rebecca also handles getting moms set up with breast pumps through insurance so they can be prepared for long-term breastfeeding.
Other women’s health issues Rebecca can help all our patients address are lifestyle behavior/weight management/nutrition and smoking cessation.
To reach Rebecca about services, please contact Shenandoah Woman’s Health Care.
Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare & The Spa at Shenandoah proudly serves the very best in OBGYN care to our patients in the greater Harrisonburg area. Our compassionate team looks forward to meeting with you, discussing any concerns you may be facing, and helping you achieve a greater quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and take the next step towards a heightened peace of mind.
Childbirth classes with Hospital tour included.
Experienced Expectations is prenatal education that goes beyond the basics- covering the core information found in any childbirth class, yet also tailoring each class to meet the unique interests and needs of that particular group.
We offer in-depth childbirth classes for all parents, whether this is your first child or your fifth. Private one evening refresher classes are also available for “experienced parents”, who simply want a review of labor information.