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, 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 16, unless they are the expectant parents.

Refreshments and snacks will be offered during the childbirth classes.

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

Prepared Childbirth Classes

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 recommend taking this class around the 28th to 30th week of pregnancy. Cost is $30 per couple and pre-registration is required. Each session consists of two classes. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Carolina Room of the Cape Fear Valley Education Center, 3418 Village Drive.

Family Birth Center Tours

On our tour, you'll see our Labor, Delivery & Recovery suites and our Family Centered Care Unit. The tour is part of this class.


2018

January
16 & 18*
February
6 & 8
March
6 & 8
April
3 & 5
May
1 & 3
June
5 & 7
July
10* & 12*
August
7 & 9
September
4 & 6
October
2 & 4
November
6 & 8
December
4 & 6
* These classes will be held in the Rehab Auditorium at the back of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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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.
All scholarship recipients will be notified a week prior to their registered childbirth class.

For a refund request please contact Alice Schwartzbeck at 910-615-7594 or aschwartzbeck@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 and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Class meets Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Carolina Room of the Cape Fear Valley Education Center, 3418 Village Drive.

Family Birth Center Tours

On our tour, you'll see our Labor, Delivery & Recovery suites and our Family Centered Care Unit. The tour is part of this class.


2018

January
20
February
17
March
17
April
21
May
19
June
16
July
21
August
18
September
15
October
20
November
17
December
15

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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.
All scholarship recipients will be notified a week prior to their registered childbirth class.

For a refund request please contact Alice Schwartzbeck at 910-615-7594 or aschwartzbeck@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.

2018

January
10
February
7
March
7
April
4
May
2
June
6
July
11
August
8
September
5
October
3
November
5
December
3

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Family Birth Center Tours

On our Family Birth Center Tour, you'll see our Labor & Delivery & Recovery suites and our Family Centered Care Unit, where you'll stay after you've had your baby. The tours are offered every Saturday at 10:30 a.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. The tours will start at 10:30 a.m. so please allow time to check in with security prior to coming up to the unit.

If you are not attending one of the Prepared Childbirth Classes or the Accelerated Saturday Childbirth Class and would still like a tour please register below. If you have registered for one of the Childbirth Classes you do not need to register for a tour.


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