NOTE: Most Parent Education classes (all but Mother's Connection on Tuesdays) are currently suspended due to COVID-19 activity in our community. We will resume as soon as we're able to do so safely. If you have questions, please call 828-452-8440.
Preparation for Childbirth
Having a baby is an exciting event. Preparation helps you to be fully involved in the birth of your baby. Taught by certifed childbirth educators, this class will prepare the expectant mother and 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.
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.
Taught by our Board Certifed Lactation Consultants, this class provides information about the importance of breastfeeding to babies and their families. 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 support people.