Birthing Classes

Turn to childbirth classes at UNC REX Healthcare that helps you prepare physically and emotionally for labor. Whether you’re a first-time parent or you’ve had children before, these helpful courses can help you have the best labor and delivery possible.

Why Should I Attend a Birthing Class?

Choose to attend childbirth classes to learn more and feel more comfortable during labor and delivery. Attend birthing classes to:

  • Help build your confidence in your body’s ability to give birth
  • Overcome anxieties and fears about labor and birth by talking with professionals and other couples
  • Prepare with your partner and learn more about how they can support you on the day of your delivery
  • Learn more about pain relief options, including breathing techniques and medications
  • Become more familiar with the hospital facility where you’ll give birth and see how your staff will care for you

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our class offerings are limited and are online-only at this time.*

Classes We Offer

Take advantage of our childbirth education e-class that helps you learn skills for a healthy birth.

Understanding Birth eClass w/Live Virtual 'Meet-up' AND Live Labor Support

Understanding Birth eClass is a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth. In this class, you will learn all about the birth process and medical procedures through helpful video clips, animations, and interactive games. You will also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories.

Prior to starting your eClass, we invite you and a support person to join a live virtual Welcome WebEx session where you can connect with a UNC Rex Certified Childbirth Instructor as well as other class members. Your instructor will help prepare you for your eClass learning. 

Once you have attended your Welcome WebEx, we will email you your log-in instructions to start the eClass. You will have 4 weeks to complete your eClass. After finishing your eClass, you and your support person will attend a follow-up Labor Support WebEx with your childbirth instructor and fellow class members. In this virtual session, you will have the chance to ask questions about the eClass content as well as practice various labor support strategies including: comfort measures, positioning, relaxation techniques, and emotional support. 

Please ensure that both WebEx dates work for you and your support person’s schedule; we are unable to switch your WebEx after registration.

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