Virtual Childbirth Classes

Newton-Wellesley OB/GYN offers virtual, weekend childbirth classes for patients. Understanding the increasing demands on everyone’s time, we hope virtual classes are convenient and enjoyable. These classes will be small, personal, interactive, and geared to our patients’ population.

Topics for Virtual Childbirth Classes

Topics covered will include

  • Changes in the Late Stages of Pregnancy
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Pain Management
  • Cesarean Sections
  • Early Postpartum Period

Schedule for Virtual Childbirth Classes

When: Saturdays; once monthly (yearly schedules available upon inquiry)
Where: Virtual Classes 
Time: Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm
Cost: $200.00 per couple

Note that Classes are limited to 12 couples. If needed, a second session may be added for a given month.

Classes will be taught by Karen Mueller, NP. Karen is the nurse practitioner for our practice. She has been working at Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics & Gynecology for the past 12 years and previously worked in labor and delivery for 25 years. She is aware of the realities of the birthing process and the nuances of the Maternity Unit at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

For Inquiries Regarding Schedules for Childbirth Classes

Rose Salvucci, nurse manager for the practice will be coordinating the class schedules. All inquiries regarding schedules, availability, and cost should be sent to Rose. Rose can be reached by email at or by calling (617) 332-2345, or on our Patient Gateway.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FAQs

How is minimally invasive gynecologic surgery different than open gynecologic surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery allows our physicians to use specific surgical techniques that limit the size and number of incisions that need to be made during a surgical procedure. As a result, they can perform surgery without cutting into a lot of skin and muscle, as is done with open gynecologic surgery. Less trauma to the muscles results in less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Other potential benefits include

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions
  • Less blood loss from surgery.
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage due to reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues.
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain.
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required.
  • Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.
Can minimally invasive gynecologic surgery be done on an outpatient basis?
Depending on the baseline health of the patient, many minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.
How long does it take to recover from minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?
Typically, patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Oftentimes, patients can begin their physical therapy and recovery program sooner than patients who have had open gynecologic surgery, because their pain is less severe. Patients who have conventional (open) gynecologic surgery, typically, have a 6 week recovery period.

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