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Birth & Family Classes

Whether you're expecting your first child or you're a seasoned child care veteran, you want the best when it comes to family education. That's why the Rex Women's Center offers a comprehensive series of classes designed to help you with all aspects of pregnancy, delivery and beyond.

Register Early! (see Registration Form below)

The Women's Center schedules classes to meet your needs. To be sure you are enrolled in classes that best suit your schedule and delivery date, you need to register early, especially for childbirth education classes. Classes are scheduled based on your due date. Classes fill rapidly, so register early! You can contact us at (919)784-2145.

It may help to remember our motto:

Sign up in your FIRST trimester for classes to be taken in your THIRD trimester.

 


Preparing for Childbirth

Choose between a five-week series, one day, two half days, three Saturdays or three Sundays. Take during the third trimester to help you and your partner prepare for the birth of your first baby. This class covers relaxation, breathing techniques, medication, self-care and methods of childbirth. It includes our BabyCare class and a Rex Women's Center tour. Class offered at Rex Women's Center.

Weeknights - Once a week for five weeks, Mon. - Thurs. evenings from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Weekends (limited availability, no sign language interpretation) - Choose from:

  • One day Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Two Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • One Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & one Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$85 per couple

Preparing for Childbirth Review

Refresh your skills as seasoned parents. This class is designed for expectant parents who already have a child. It covers labor and delivery, breathing techniques and preparing siblings for the new arrival.

Class offered at Rex Women's Center, two weeknights, once a week for two weeks from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$45 per couple

Labor Support

This supplemental natural childbirth class will equip you and your partner to cope with and manage labor using your own natural resources and innate strength. Limited availability. This class is for "non-medicated" births only. Prerequisite required: Preparing for Childbirth

Class offered at Rex Women's Center, one evening session, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$20 per couple

BabyCare Basics

Answer the question, "What do I do now?" Topics include newborn characteristics, bathing and feeding. This class is offered within the Preparing for Childbirth class. If you are not taking the Preparing for Childbirth class, you may register for BabyCare separately. Limited availability.

Class offered at Rex Women's Center. (This class is only offered once every two months.) One weeknight, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$25 per couple

Preparing to Breastfeed

Expectant couples learn tips about breastfeeding. Led by a Rex R.N./board certified lactation consultant.

Classes available in Raleigh and Cary. One weeknight, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$25 per couple

Friends & Family CPR

Receive a basic orientation to CPR, chain of survival and obstructed airway techniques for parents, grandparents and other family members and friends. This course is not for certification.

Classes available in Rex Women's Center, one session various weeknights, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Classes avaliable at Rex Wellness Centers, one session Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$40 per person

Big Brother/Big Sister Class

Help the big brother or big sister prepare for the changes ahead. Classes are designed for children age three and over and are divided into age groups. Class includes a tour of Rex Women's Center (parents must accompany children). Class offered at Rex Women's Center.

Saturday session, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$5 per child

Child Passenger Safety Seat Class

Learn how to correctly select, install, and use a child safety seat that is right for your child. Current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as NC Law will be discussed. This 2-hour class meets once per month and is led by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Class is held at the Rex Women's Center.

FREE

Women's Center Tours

Come take a walk-through tour of the Women's Center to learn about the facility and what to expect while you are here. Tours led by Rex Volunteers are held the first Tuesday and third Monday evenings as well as a "lunch time" tour each month. Some of the evening tour times include a childbirth film. Please let us know if you would like to see the film in addition to taking the tour. A tour of the Women's Center is included in the Preparing for Childbirth Class (5-week and weekend series) and the Sibling class. If you wish to schedule a tour, please call the Tour Line at 919-784-1992. There is no need to submit a registration form.

FREE

Prenatal Yoga

Breathing techniques, movement and conscious relaxation are a part of this series to prepare moms for labor and delivery as well as maintain strength and flexibility. Yoga may help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve digestion and exercise the spine - which increases mom's comfort and relaxation. Written permission from your physician is required.

Cary: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Raleigh: Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm.
Garner: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, April 2 – May 7, 2014, 6-week class.
Wakefield: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, May 19 - June 30, 2014, 6-week class and
Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., February 24 -  March 31, 6-week class.
Knightdale: Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, May 1 – June 5, 2014, 6-week class.

Members: $54
Non-members: $66

Postnatal Pilates at Rex Wellness Center of Wakefield

This 6-week class series is designed for the recent post-partum mom with a focus on restoring the core muscles from the inside out!  No previous Pilates experience is necessary. Please call the Raleigh Wellness Center (919) 784-1371 for class dates and times.

Postnatal Fitness at Raleigh Wellness Center

Now is the time to start taking care of mommy! The first six weeks are intense for new moms. Begin the journey to your pre-pregnancy shape by reducing stress levels, gaining strength, and stamina. This 45 minute class is suited for moms that are 6 weeks through 2 years post-natal. Class begins with a cardiovascular focus, moving into total body strength and flexibility, with emphasis on the core to reduce post-partum back/shoulder/neck pain and increase core strength. The session concludes with a refocus and relaxation time. Please call the Raleigh Wellness Center (919) 784-1371 for class dates and times.

Members: $54
Non-members: $66

Infant Massage (Postnatal)

Learn about the emotional and health benefits of infant massage. Hands-on classes are taught by certified instructors.

Class offered at Rex Women's Center, one weekday for four weeks, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$40 per adult and baby for four classes

Mommy & Me Yoga at Raleigh Wellness Center

Being a new mom is one of life’s most challenging yet rewarding experiences. This class is a gentle and effective practice to tone/strengthen your body that supports recovery from the stresses of giving birth, a great way to have fun with your baby, a practice that 3eases the stress of sleep deprivation and promotes confidence in your new role. You will enjoy some one-on –one time with your baby while also having your physical and emotional needs met. Babies 6 weeks to 6 months that are not yet mobile are invited to attend. Please call the Raleigh Wellness Center (919) 784-1371 for class dates and times

Members: $54.

Non-members: $66

Working and Breastfeeding (Postnatal Class)

Taught by a board-certified lactation consultant, this class will teach moms how to adjust to returning to the workplace, pumping and the safe storage of breast milk.

Class offered at Rex Women's Center.
Usually offered the first Monday of the month from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
$5 per person

Choosing Child Care Seminar

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7 p.m., Room 100-A Rex Family Birth Center
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7 p.m., Room 100-A Rex Family Birth Center

Parents will learn what steps to take during your child care search; financial assistance available and tax credits; community resources; licensing regulations for childcare programs; and accreditation standards and key indicators of high quality.  The seminar is presented by Child Care Service Association. Their nationally accredited resource and referral division assists families in the search for quality child care.

For registration, email Christy Thalheimer or call 919-403-6950.

Register Early!

The Women's Center schedules classes to meet your needs. To be sure you are enrolled in classes that best suit your schedule and delivery date, you need to register early, especially for childbirth education classes. Classes are scheduled based on your due date. Classes fill rapidly, so register early! You can contact us at (919)784-2145.

It may help to remember our motto:

Sign up in your FIRST trimester for classes to be taken in your THIRD trimester.

PLEASE NOTE:  You should receive a class confirmation schedule (PDF file) in your e-mail within one week.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within five days of registering, please contact (919) 784-2145.



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