ATTENTION: We are slowly resuming classes with COVID-19 safety in mind. If you have any questions or concerns, call 828-452-8440. For the latest on COVID-19 preparedness, please visit:

The Mothers Connection - Mommy Group 

Mothers and their new babies, from birth through the crawling stage, are invited to join this popular class. Mothers share their joys, frustrations, questions and concerns as they make new friendships and receive positive support for their role as a mother. The nursery is available for a small fee for other children.

The Mother's Connection is held on Tuesdays from 11:30 - 1:30 pm, excluding Holidays. 
Cost: Free
No pre-registration is required. 

Preparation for Childbirth             

Having a baby is an exciting event. Preparation for childbirth helps you to be fully involved in the birth of your baby. Taught by certified childbirth educators, this class will prepare you, the expectant mother and your loved ones with the facts about labor and delivery including both information and techniques to handle the labor process.  This series should be started by the 7th month of pregnancy.

Sign up HERE
Four-week series
Thursdays, 6 - 8 PM 

January 21 - February 11, 2021
April 1 - 22, 2021
June 3 - 24, 2021
August 5 - 26, 2021
October 7 - 28, 2021

Breastfeeding A-Z

Taught by our Board Certified Lactation Consultants, this class provides information about the importance of breastfeeding to babies and their families. Techniques for latch-on and positioning are demonstrated to help you get started. Combining breastfeeding with pumping and returning to work or school is also introduced. Expectant mothers should attend this class one to three months before their due date with fathers, grandparents, and other support people.

Sign up HERE
One-time class
Thursdays, 6 - 8 PM 

February 25, 2021
May 6, 2021
July 8, 2021
September 9, 2021
November 11, 2021

Your Amazing Newborn 

Newborn babies have remarkable abilities. This class focuses on the physical appearance, behaviors, and reflexes of your new baby. Daily care techniques will be demonstrated. Developmental stages of young babies will be discussed, including your important role as baby’s first teacher. 

Sign up HERE
One-time class
Thursdays, 6 - 8 PM

February 19, 2021
April 29, 2021
July 1, 2021
September 2, 2021
November 4, 2021

Registration and Payment Information: 

When you call, we will collect contact information from you. We will then send you a registration form that will give you payment instructions. The registration form includes information such as your due date and the name of your physician. Please mail in that form with your payment. Pre-registration for each class is necessary, whether or not there is a charge.

Classes are FREE for those delivering at Haywood Regional. Sign up HERE or call 828.452.8440

Download the 2021 Parent Education Brochure HERE 

NEW: Free Online Birth Stories & Essentials are videos that parents can watch on their own before or after your presentation. You can share this link with individual parents in your personal emails and communications with them. Includes birth stories & essential videos on breastfeeding, safe sleep, and PMAD. Plus,links to COVID-19 resources for parents. Spanish version now available!