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  • An artist and writer, Ann Flaherty's work has been exhibited and published nationally and around the world.
  • Take an online tour of the Labor & Delivery floor of NC Women's Hospital!
  • This hands-on class is taught in two sessions which will introduce parents/caregivers to the basics of infant massage. This class is designed for babies from birth to precrawling age.
  • Our Health Topic for September is Childhood Cancer Awareness! Please use the resources provided on our website to learn more or help reach your goals!
  • Our online childbirth class, which includes one on-site session with a Prepared Childbirth Instructor, is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend all of the traditional on-site childbirth classes due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions.

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M.O.M. (Mentoring Other Mothers) Group

Mentoring Other Mothers (MOM) is a social networking group for new moms and their babies 0 to 6 months, as well as prenatal mothers during their 2nd and 3rd Trimesters. Our group meets on Tuesdays from 11am - 12:30pm. New moms will support each other while sharing your concerns, joys, tips and experiences during these weekly sessions with other new mothers in a relaxed setting. FREE if attended a UNC Prepared Childbirth course. FREE parking is available. To attend, please register in advance Class Registration and Schedules or call us at 984-974-8882.

Childbirth Classes and Tours

ALL classes and tours require registration - even those that are free of charge. If you need to cancel or transfer a class please call us (984-974-8882) or send us an email so we can offer the spot to someone else. If you do not cancel a registration at leat 4 days before the class starts, we will only be able to refund 80% of the class fee.  We are willing to make special considerations under certain circumstances though, so please get in touch if that applies to you.  Also, please note that we cannot offer a refund more than 60 days after receiving a payment.  Thank you!

*NEW in 2015, we are offering Online Prepared Childbirth Classes! Another way to help you be better prepared!!!

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Online Prepared Childbirth

Can’t come to all of the Prepared Childbirth on-site Classes? We now offer another option!

($120 per couple) Our new online childbirth class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible class schedule and fewer on-site class hours; or for those living or working too far from our Hospital. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher course! While nothing can replace the personal connection of an on-site childbirth series of classes, you’ll learn essential information, including what’s happening to your changing body, how you’ll know when you are really in labor, helpful comfort techniques, advice for partners, an overview of medical procedures, and much more. Plus, the one on-site session we offer along with the eClass will give expecting parents a great opportunity to ask questions or clarify any information.

For more information or to register, visit our 'Class Schedule & Registration' or call 984-974-8882.



Parcial Clase de Parto en Español

($20 por pareja) Un solo dia de clases en donde se cubren puntos esenciales sobre el proceso del parto natural y en la colaboración entre la pareja, tecnicas de respiracion, manejo del dolor y también incluye procedimientos del hospital. Para mas informacion oprima Horario e inscripcion!

Short version of our Prepared Childbirth Class in Spanish ($20 per couple) One half-day class which will focus on normal birth prosess, labor exercices and interventions.

Prepared Childbirth

($85 per couple - $35 Medicaid eligible - $59.50 UNC & UNC Health Care eligible).Classes focus on the normal birth process with emphasis on how mother and partner can work together to have a healthy, positive experience. Of course you can take this class at any time during pregnancy, but we recommend that you register when the mother is between 12 and 20 weeks pregnant and plan to start the class between 20 and 27 weeks. We offer 12 hrs of instruction with different class schedules, some last 4 weeks and others 2 weeks.For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

Maternity Center Tours

(Free)Tours of labor and delivery and the maternity care center are designed to answer your questions about the hospital and what to expect when you arrive to have your baby. Sibling Tours cost $5 per child and are for families with children ages 3 to 7.  For the duration of the flu season, it will be up to the discretion of the nurses whether or not the children will be allowed onto the unit.  As a result, during this time, we request that two adults accompany the child(ren) so that after the activities in the Center one can stay downstairs with the child(ren) and the other can go upstairs and tour the units.For 'Tour Schedule & Registration'

Tours de Maternidad en español

(gratis)Reciba información sobre la maternidad en el Hospital de Mujeres de N.C. Incluye una guia del piso de las salas de partos. Llame (919) 843-1759 para reservar su asiento.


($25 per couple, $10 with Medicaid)This course acquaints couples with the basics of breastfeeding.Clase de Amamantar tambien disponible en español y a diez dolares por pareja, llamenos para fijar fecha. For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

CPR for Family and Friends

($50 per couple, $35 UNC & UNC Health Care eligible, $20 with Medicaid)This class teaches CPR techniques for infants, children and adults and provides information on injury prevention. For your safety and comfort, take this class before your third trimester. For 'Class Schedule & Registration' . Class does not provide certification.

Clase de Resucitacion Cardiopulmonar (CPR) en español para asistir a infantes y adultos, llamenos para inscribirse o inscribase AQUI.

*The 4th Trimester: Life With a Newborn. Now offering 2 sessions per month!

($30 per couple, or per a parent and a support person)This class will help to prepare you for life with a newborn. Topics addressed will include developmentally appropriate responses to newborn cues and crying, soothing techniques, recognizing normal newborn states vs. when to call your provider, sleep safety and SIDS risk reduction, as well as routine newborn care. For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

Baby Massage (a 2 day-class)

($30 per mom/baby for 2 sessions)

Learn the gentle art of massaging your baby! This hands-on class is taught in two sessions which will introduce parents/caregivers to the basics of infant massage. Infants from birth to pre-crawling. For 'Class Schedule and Registration'

Boot Camp for New Dads

($25 per dad)Dads-to-be meet with "Veteran" Dads who bring their babies to class. Topics include: changing diapers, crying babies, finances, taking care of Mom and more. For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

Choosing & Using Childcare

($5 per couple) This class teaches strategies for finding quality childcare for infants, toddlers and school-age children. In addition, parents learn about community childcare options. For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

Prenatal Yoga

($50 for 5 sessions, $35 for UNC & UNC Health Care employees, $20 with Medicaid)This 5-week class offers a wonderful way for an expectant mom to optimize her health and comfort during pregnancy. This class can be taken at any point in pregnancy and can be repeated. For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

Baby in the Dog’s House

($15 per couple)This seminar teaches parents-to-be how to successfully prepare the family dog for the arrival of a new baby. Take this class early in your pregnancy to allow time to work with your dog. For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

Sign Language for Budding Babies

($10 per couple) is a fun and innovative class that will help you, as parents, enrich your child's speech and language, boost his/her vocabulary, increase their self-confidence and stimulate their intelligence through the use of (ASL) American Sign Language. 'Class Schedule and Registration'

  More Information

Please view our classes via the Class Calendar to see schedule of our current offerings and register for classes. Class availability is updated daily.

If you need help deciding which classes to take, please call our office at 984-974-8882 or email us at, and we will help you tailor a program to your individual needs.

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