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Prepared Childbirth Class

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Fee: $100.00

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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. Please bring two pillows to class with you, which will be used for relaxation practice.

We recommend that all expectant parents register before 20 weeks gestation and plan to finish your Prepared Childbirth classes about a month before your baby is due, if possible. This class is appropriate for all types of birth plans, including those planning to use an epidural for pain control.

This class is free for Medicaid recipients and for ARHS employees.

*a minimum of  4 participants are required for classes to be held and all in person classes are subject to cancellation due to Covid restrictions.

Breastfeeding Class

5:30-7:30 pm

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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.

** Free Prenatal Breastfeeding consultations are available with lactation consultant if you prefer an one-on one meeting.


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