UPDATE #2: We have decided to resume in person, group classes beginning with our JUNE classes. Please know that there will be a short screening process every person attending will have to complete, which includes a temperature check. We’re also limiting classes to 4 couples.

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 we have suspended all in-person group classes. Classes are currently being held via Zoom, until further notice.

Preparing for childbirth might be one of the most overwhelming and time-consuming tasks you’re faced with. While our community does have options for free classes, such as hospital-based classes, these can often be scheduled at inconvenient times, or are filled with information you won’t find useful or helpful.

What makes our classes different?

  • Our childbirth class instructors are not employed by or affiliated with any area hospitals, but are well-versed in local hospital policies and protocols.
  • We present unbiased and up-to-date information that is important to you.
  • You’ll leave the class feeling comfortable with the childbirth process and prepared to handle any outcome that may present itself.
  • Our group classes are small which facilitates discussion and personalization.
  • All of our classes are designed with your schedule in mind. Each class is 3-hrs and includes pertinent information, with time built in for Q&A.

We want you to tell us what your goals and priorities are!

Our Current Classes

  • Infant Massage

    Infant massage has many benefits including stimulation, relaxation, relief, and interaction. This class will meet weekly for 5 weeks and each meeting will be 45-60 minutes long. The first 4 classes will each focus teaching you how to massaging one area of your baby’s body–such as feet, stomach, face–and will conclude with an overview class, recapping everything you’ve learned! This class is lead by a certified Infant Massage Educator.
    • Infant Massage class is ideal for babies aged 3-4 months old, but younger and older babies are welcome.
    • Please bring a blanket to class with you.
    • Space is limited and registration is required. Registration includes one parent/caregiver and baby.
    • Contact us about private classes!
    • Click Benefits of Infant Massage.pptx (3 downloads) to view a quick slide presentation about Infant Massage

    Upcoming Classes for 2020:

    Next class series begins November 7: 10am-11am

  • 1.5-Hour Sibling Prep Class

    New babies are exciting and we want the little ones in your life to understand their new roles as the Big Sibling while confirming their special place in your heart. This class is geared towards soon-to-be big siblings who are between the ages of 2-6yrs old. Topics that will be covered:
    • where do babies come from
    • Big Sibling feelings
    • being a helper
    • what new babies are like
    • how babies eat
    • gentle touching and playtime
    • craft time
    Upcoming classes for 2020:
    November 28: 10am-11:30am
    December 5: 10am-11:30am
  • 3-hour Birth Prep Class

    Evidence-based information and hands on activities will prepare you for your birth experience and any childbirth scenario. Together, you and your birth partner will learn the How, When, and Why of childbirth. We suggest taking this class in your second trimester.

    Our Birth Prep class discusses important topics such as:

    • prenatal nutrition
    • common prenatal tests
    • fetal positions and the labor process
    • common interventions
    • pain relief options
    • the golden hour

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class in the comfort of your own home.

    Upcoming Classes for 2020:

    December 19: 10am-1pm

    January 16: 2pm-5pm

    February 18: 5pm-8pm

    March 20: 10am-1pm

    April 22: 5pm-8pm

  • 3-hour Newborn Care Class

    Our Newborn Care Class will give you the skills to care for your newborn! Using up-to-date and evidence-based information, this class is designed to increase your knowledge base, and build your confidence as a new parent. You’ll learn newborn basics such as:

    • swaddling
    • soothing your baby
    • changing diapers
    • bathing tips
    • baby’s cues for hunger, pain, and sleep
    • car seat safety

    Upcoming Classes for 2020:

    December 19: 5pm-8pm

    January 23: 2pm-5pm

    February 20: 2pm-5pm

    March 18: 5pm-8pm

    April 29: 5pm-8pm

  • 3-hour Comfort Measures Class

    Labor is painful, there is no denying that. But you can arm yourself with knowledge, tips, and tools whether you’re planning to go pain-med free or use medication. This class is a must for first-time parents. You and your birth partner will learn:

    • how the uterus, baby, and your body work together
    • medical pain relief options
    • labor positions and their benefits
    • methods to ensure maximum comfort during labor
    • pregnancy and postpartum comfort tips
    • tools for your birth bag

    This class is an excellent stand-alone class or the perfect pairing to a traditional hospital-based class and is available in a group setting at our office location, or as a private class in the comfort of your own home.

    Upcoming Classes for 2020:

    December 19: 2pm-5pm

    January 16: 10am-1pm

    February 16: 5pm-8pm

    March 20: 2pm-5pm

    April 20: 5pm-8pm

  • 3-hour Infant Feeding Class

    Planning to exclusively breastfeed or use a bottle? Our new Infant Feeding Class is designed to prepare you for implementing a variety of infant feeding methods. This class is evidence-based and a must for any family planning on feeding their baby. Feel prepared and confident in your feeding choices!

    You’ll learn:

    • the basics of breastfeeding including why and when to seek out an IBCLC
    • how to introduce a bottle to your baby
    • how to be a successful breast and bottle feeding parent
    • how to prepare and offer formula safely
    • when and how to introduce solid foods

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class in the comfort of your own home.

    Upcoming Classes for 2020:

    December 15: 5pm-8pm

    January 23: 10am-1pm

    February 20: 10am-1pm

    March 16: 5pm-8pm

    April 27: 5pm-8pm

Group classes are held in our office located at 2018 Fort Bragg Rd., Ste 112B in Fayetteville NC