Classes and Tours for Expecting Parents

This class is designed to prepare parents for pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care and breastfeeding. We will use the Plumtree baby Curriculum, an evidence based look at birth, labor and postpartum care. Both childbirth classes, are designed to give a well rounded understanding of the natural process of childbirth. We will discuss breathing techniques and the importance of breathing during the Labor and Birth process.

Topic areas include:

  • Birth Choices, Nutrition and Fitness, Labor Variations, Comfort Measures, Postpartum Period, and Breastfeeding.

The class will be taught through a variety of methods to include group activities, discussion and power points. Please come prepared to participate. All questions welcome both during class and breaks.

We encourage partners and support persons to attend. No persons under the age of 18, unless they are the expectant parents.

Continental breakfast will be served which includes: bagels and cream cheese, fresh cut fruit, cheese, water, juice and coffee. Evening classes will be served light healthy snacks.

**We offer two childbirth classes, Prepared and Saturday Accelerated.**

Prepared Childbirth Classes

You and your birthing partner will learn about the birthing process, including breathing and relaxation techniques, pain relief options for labor and delivery, and postpartum care. A tour of the Family Birth Center is included. We strongly recommend taking this class around the 28th to 30th week of pregnancy. Cost is $30 per couple - expectant mother and support person - and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. for three weeks in the Carolina Room (April 12 meets in the Magnolia Room) of the Cape Fear Valley Education Center, 3418 Village Drive.

2017

March
7,14, 21
April
4,11,17
May
2,9,16
September
5,12,19
October
30, 11/6, 11/13
November
7,14,21
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There are scholarships available. Click here to apply.
The patron should register for the class, skipping the payment section in addition to applying for a scholarship.

For a refund request please contact Carly Black at 910-817-0665 or cblac@capefearvalley.com.


Saturday Accelerated Childbirth Classes

Learn all of the information of the three-week classes in one eight-hour day! Cost is $30 per couple - expectant mother and support person - and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Class meets Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on your own) in the Carolina Room of the Cape Fear Valley Education Center, 3418 Village Drive. The Jan. 9 class meets in the Rehabilitation Center Auditorium, Room A.

2017

January
7*
February
4**, 18
March
4
April
1
May
6
June
10
July
8
August
5
September
2
October
***
November
4
December
2
* Jan 7th class to move to Jan 21st due to inclement weather.
** Feb 4th class is full.
*** No class this month.

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There are scholarships available. Click here to apply.
The patron should register for the class, skipping the payment section in addition to applying for a scholarship.

For a refund request please contact Carly Black at 910-817-0665 or cblac@capefearvalley.com.


Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding is not only convenient, but it also has health benefits for both mother and child. This class will cover all the basics, including practical solutions to common problems. Fathers are welcome to attend this FREE class. These classes are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carolina Room of the Cape Fear Valley Education Center, 3418 Village Drive.

2017

January
11 & 25
February
8 & 22
March
8 & 22
April
12 & 26
May
10 & 24
June
14 & 28
July
12 & 26
August
9 & 23
September
13 & 27
October
11 & 25
November
8 & 22
December
13 & 27

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Family Birth Center Evening Tours

On our Family Birth Center Tour, you'll see our home-like Labor, Delivery & Recovery suites and our Family Centered Care Unit, where you'll stay after you've had your baby. Our FREE tours are offered every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Family Birth Center. Please meet on the 4th floor in front of the Family Waiting Room just outside of Labor & Delivery Unit.

Please manually add a Tuesday Tour date that will accommodate your schedule. Dates are not listed, refer to a calendar for date selection.

Please plan to arrive in enough time to register with hospital security prior to the 5:00 pm start time of the tour. All participants that arrive after 5:00 will need to reschedule the tour for a future date. Tour begins promptly at 5:00. No late comers please.


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