Childbirth Education Classes

Congratulations, you're having a baby! 

Now, let's get you ready. Join us as we prepare you for the new addition to your family. 

Our childbirth classes are taught by nationally certified childbirth educators who make classes fun, safe and highly interactive. They prepare, empower, equip and build confidence for participants. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish and are offered at a variety of times and days of the week. 

Class Schedule

  • 5 Week Evening Series - starting in April 2023 (Start dates vary)
    • Tuesday 6pm - 8pm in English
    • Thursdays 6pm - 8pm in Spanish 
       
  • One-Time Day Refresher Class for Experienced Parents (Dates to be announced)


Class Topics

  • Physical and emotional changes of pregnancy 
  • Signs of labor 
  • Stages of labor 
  • Role of the support person 
  • Labor coping skills 
  • Medications used during labor and birth 
  • Variations of labor (vacuum extractor, forceps, Pitocin, episiotomy, etc.) 
  • Cesarean births (C-sections) 
  • Postpartum care and birth control (evening classes only) 
  • Newborn care (evening classes only)   

Class registration form (English)
Class registration form (Spanish)  

For more information or to sign up for classes,
(English) Call: 919-210-9729  or Email: leslie.massicotte@wakegov.com 
(Spanish) Call: 919-675-8545 or Email: diana.browndiaz@wakegov.com

 

Resources

Videos

Pregnancy Massage for Labor Pain

8 Positions to Ease Labor Pain

How to do a Perineal Massage

Feeding a Newborn

Safe Sleep for Infants

Great Books

  • "Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn" by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, and April Bolding
  • "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" by Heidi Murkoff
  • "Like a Mother" by Angela Garbes
  • "Expecting Better" by Emily Oster

Apps & Texting