Preparing for childbirth and bringing home a newborn 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 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 class hand-outs with pertinent information.
  • Small class size allows us to tailor the class to your needs. Birthing at home? We can discuss what to expect. Planning on an epidural? We’ve got you covered.

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

Our Current Classes

  • 3-hour Birth Prep Class

    Evidence-based information and hands on activities will prepare you for your birth experience and any birth 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.

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class.

    Our Birth Prep class discusses important topics such as:

    • fetal positions and the labor process
    • labor signs and what contractions feel like
    • common interventions such as AROM, Pitocin, and monitoring
    • medical pain relief options
    • common OB tools
    • common scenarios such as induction or unplanned cesarean

    Upcoming Classes:

    2022 December 13: 5pm-8pm

    Saturday January 28, 10am-1pm

    Tuesday February 23, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday March 25, 2pm-5pm

    Thursday April 27, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday May 27, 10am-1pm

    Saturday June 24, 2pm-5pm

    Saturday July 29, 10am-1pm

    Thursday August 24, 5pm-8pm

    Tuesday September 26, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday October 21, 10am-1pm

    Tuesday November 14, 5pm-8pm

    Thursday December 14, 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.

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class.

    You’ll learn newborn basics such as:

    • swaddling (how to, when not to)
    • soothing your baby
    • changing diapers
    • bathing tips
    • baby’s cues for hunger, pain, and sleep
    • car seat safety
    • normal newborn behavior and common concerns
    • when to see your pediatrician

    Upcoming Classes: 

    2022 December 17: 2pm-5pm

    Thursday January 26, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday, January 25, 2pm-5pm

    Tuesday March 21, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday April 29, 10am-1pm

    Thursday May 25, 5pm-8pm

    Tuesday June 20, 5pm-8pm

    Thursday July 27, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday August 26, 2pm-5pm

    Saturday September 30, 10am-1pm

    Tuesday October 24, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday November 18, 10am-1pm

    Saturday December 16, 2pm-5pm

  • 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.

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class.

    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

    Upcoming Classes:

    2022 December 15: 5pm-8pm

    Saturday January 28, 2pm-5pm

    Thursday February 23, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday March 25, 10am-1pm

    Tuesday April 25, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday May 27, 2pm-5pm

    Saturday June 24, 10am-1pm

    Saturday July 29, 2pm-5pm

    Tuesday August 22, 5pm-8pm

    Thursday September 28, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday October 21, 10am-1pm

    Tuesday November 14, 5pm-8pm

    Thursday December 14, 5pm-8pm

  • 3-hour Infant Feeding Class

    Planning to exclusively breastfeed or use a bottle? Our Infant Feeding Class is designed to prepare you for feeding your newborn, no matter the method. You’ll leave feeling prepared and confident to tackle any feeding issues you may face.

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class.

    You’ll learn:

    • the basics of breastfeeding
    • when to seek out an IBCLC for feeding help
    • 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
    • an overview of pumps and tips for pumping effectively

    Upcoming Classes:

    2022 December 17: 10am-1pm

    Tuesday January 24, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday February 25, 10am-1pm

    Thursday March 23, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday April 29, 2pm-5pm

    Tuesday May 23, 5pm-8pm

    Thursday June 22, 5pm-8pm

    Tuesday July 25, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday August 26, 10am-1pm

    Saturday September 30, 2pm-5pm

    Thursday October 26, 5pm-8pm

    Saturday November 18, 2pm-5pm

    Saturday December 16, 10am-1pm

     

  • 3-hour Postpartum Prep & Recovery Class

    You’ve planned for your birth, now let’s plan for an optimal postpartum recovery. This class is best taken in the third trimester as a stand-alone class or in combination with our other classes. Partners are encouraged to attend!

    This class is available in a group setting at our office, or as a private class.

    Discussion topics include:

    • what to expect
    • your body after birth
    • recovery & pain management
    • feeding methods
    • when to seek help from an IBCLC
    • episiotomy vs tearing
    • must haves
    • postpartum mood disorders & baby blues
    • herbs for after birth

    Upcoming Classes:

    2022 December 14: 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday January 25, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday February 22, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday March 22, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday April 26, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday May 24, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday June 21, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday July 26, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday August 23, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday September 27, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday October 25, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday November 15, 5pm-8pm

    Wednesday December 13, 5pm-8pm

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