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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

Classes We Offer

Take advantage of childbirth education classes that help you learn skills for a healthy birth. Classes offered at UNC REX include:

Preparing for Childbirth Class

You should take our Preparing for Childbirth class during the third trimester of your pregnancy (week 27 to the end of pregnancy). This labor and delivery class can help both you and your partner prepare for the birth of your first baby. You may choose between five weekly two-hour sessions, one full day of class, or two half-days of class.

Count on instructors to teach you more about:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Medication options
  • Methods of childbirth
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Self-care

Classes are $85 per couple (you plus a support person).

Baby Care Basics

You can take a Baby Care Basics class offered within the Preparing for Childbirth class, but it’s also available as its own class. This course helps you learn more about caring for your new baby. This class is $25 for each couple (you plus a support person).

Birth Center Tour

Also offered within Preparing for Childbirth is the REX Birth Center tour. Find out where you’ll give birth and how to navigate around the hospital with this helpful tour.

Preparing for Childbirth Refresher Class

If you and your partner already have a child and are expecting again, you class helps refresh your skills. You’ll learn more about:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Labor and delivery
  • Preparing siblings for the new baby

This class is $45 for each couple (you plus a support person).

Labor Support

Feel more prepared if you’re an expectant mother or labor partner after taking the Labor Support class at UNC REX. You’ll learn mental and physical strategies for coping with labor using non-medical alternatives. Before enrolling in the class, you must take Preparing for Childbirth or Preparing for Childbirth Review. This class is $25 for each couple (you plus a support person).

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Explore our catalog of classes designed to help you with all aspects of pregnancy, delivery and returning to life at home. Register for a class today!

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