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Prepared Childbirth Class

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
Watauga Medical Center
Fee: $90.00

Prepared Childbirth Class is a 6-week class. Topics include what to expect during labor & delivery, the hospital experience, and pain control strategies for labor. The class also includes a tour of the Marchese Birthing Center at Watauga Medical Center.

We recommend that all expectant parents register before 20 week gestation. This class is appropriate for all types of birth plans, including those planning to use an epidural for pain control.

*We accept Medicaid and scholarships are available.

2019 childbirth class sessions:

  • January 24-February 28
  • March 21-April 25
  • May 23-June 27
  • July 18-August 22
  • September 26-October 31
  • November 7-December 19

 

Prepared Childbirth Class EXPRESS

Watauga Medical Center 
Saturdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm
$50

Prepared Childbirth Class EXPRESS is a great option for parents who cannot attend traditional classes. The two 3-hour classes (6 hours total) cover what to expect during labor & delivery, the hospital experience, and pain control strategies for labor. The class also includes a tour of the Marchese Birthing Center at Watauga Medical Center.

2019 Childbirth EXPRESS sessions

  • January 5 and 12
  • March 2 and 9
  • May 4 and 11
  • July 13 and 20
  • September 7 and 14
  • November 2 and 9

 

Breastfeeding Class

Watauga Medical Center 
Days vary, 6:00pm – 8:00 p.m.
FREE

This free one-evening class will provide all the information you need to get breastfeeding off to a good start for you and your baby. Topics also include returning to work and pumping.

2019 breastfeeding classes:

  • January 14
  • March 11
  • May 13
  • July 1
  • September 16
  • November 11

 

Prenatal Aquatics Class

This class is offered at the Wellness Center led by their staff. The class is offered free to pregnant women (member and non-members) with Health Care Provider’s referral. The class emphasizes maintaining cardiovascular and muscular fitness throughout pregnancy to improve circulation, digestion, posture, flexibility, increase energy and endurance as well as improve muscle tone to support joints, the lower back and muscles of the pelvic floor. Bring your swimwear and a bottle of water and join the fun! Call the Wellness Center at (828) 266-1060 to register for these classes.


 

Pre/Postnatal Fitness Class

This class is offered at the Wellness Center led by their staff. The class is free to new moms of babies from 6 weeks to 6 months of age (member and non-members), with Health Care Provider’s referral. The class emphasizes both cardio and weight training to help you regain your strength and replenish yourself for the demanding role of motherhood. Bring your baby and enjoy some mommy time! Call the Wellness Center at (828) 266-1060 to register for these classes.

 

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