Preparation for Childbirth
Having a baby is an exciting event. Preparation helps you to be fully involved in the birth of your baby. Taught by certifed childbirth educators, this class will prepare the expectant mother and loved ones with the facts about labor and delivery including both information and techniques to handle the labor process. This series should be started by the 7th month of pregnancy.
Your Amazing Newborn
Newborn babies have remarkable abilities. This class focuses on the physical appearance, behaviors, and reflexes of your new baby. Daily care techniques will be demonstrated. Developmental stages of young babies will be discussed, including your important role as baby’s first teacher.
Taught by our Board Certifed Lactation Consultants, this class provides information about the importance of breastfeeding to babies and their families. Combining breastfeeding with pumping and returning to work or school is also introduced. Expectant mothers should attend this class one to three months before their due date with fathers, grandparents and support people.
NEW: Free Online Birth Stories & Essentials are videos that parents can watch on their own before or after your presentation. You can share this link with individual parents in your personal emails and communications with them. Includes birth stories & essential videos on breastfeeding, safe sleep, and PMAD. Plus,links to COVID-19 resources for parents. Spanish version now available!
ATTENTION: We are slowly resuming classes with COVID-19 safety in mind. If you have any questions or concerns, call 828-452-8440. For the latest on COVID-19 preparedness, please visit: https://www.myhaywoodregional.com/coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness-information.