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Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Labor & Birth Education Classes

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Labor & Birth Education

Designed for those expecting their first baby (mother and support partner), labor and birth education classes are taught by childbirth educators and should be taken during an expectant mother's third trimester. Participants will learn about labor and birth positions, stages and phases of labor, how to time contractions and more. All labor and birth classes will include a tour of the birthing facility.

Labor & Birth Education - Weekend Express Series

This fast-paced interactive one-day class is designed for new or more seasoned parents. The class covers all of the basics of labor and birth preparation, including labor recognition, phases and stages of labor, ways to manage pain in labor and more. Classroom instruction will follow textbook reading assignments. (9:00am – 5:00pm) This class will include a tour.
$110/couple

Labor & Birth Education - Weekend Intensive

Weekend Intensive is a fast-paced, ten-hour interactive class covering the entire Labor & Birth education curriculum on a Saturday and Sunday. Classroom instruction will build on activities. Participants will learn labor and birth positions, stages and phases of labor, how to time contractions and more. This class will include a tour.
$110/couple

Labor and Birth Education - Three-Week Express Series

This fast-paced interactive series is designed for new or more seasoned parents. It covers all the basics of labor and birth preparation, including labor recognition, phases and stages of labor, ways to manage pain in labor and more. Classroom instruction will follow textbook reading assignments. (6:30pm – 9:00pm) This class will include a tour.
$110/couple

Labor and Birth Education - Four-Week Series with Bringing Home Baby Bundle

This fast-paced interactive four week bundle series is designed for new or more seasoned parents. Weeks 1 through 3 cover the basics of labor and birth preparation, including labor recognition, phases and stages of labor, ways to manage pain during labor and more.

Week 4 covers Bringing Home Baby, essentially baby basics 101. How to diaper, bathe, swaddle and recognize newborn communication cues, soothing techniques and gain a clear understanding of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). Class will include car seat safety, how to wear your baby, and kangaroo care (6:30pm – 9:00pm). This class will include a tour.
$150/couple

Labor & Birth Education - Dancing for Birth - Four Week Series

This interactive series is a fun, hands-on comprehensive childbirth education course. We will be using belly dancing and more to learn about your body and the importance of moving during labor. With each class you‘ll learn techniques that support a safer, easier birth. You will be surprised at the numerous benefits for your pregnancy, your birth, your baby and your postpartum recovery. Come dance with us and allow us to help you experience your best birth! This class will include a tour.
$145/couple

Labor & Birth Education - Five-Week Series

This interactive series is designed for new parents. This series will allow for more practice scenarios. It covers all the basics of labor and birth preparation, including labor recognition, phases and stages of labor, ways to manage pain in labor and more. Classes are one night a week for five weeks. (6:30pm to 9 pm). This class will include a tour.
 $110/couple

Labor & Birth Education - Review

If you've already attended a Labor & Birth Education class but want a refresher, this class is appropriate for you. We'll review the basics and tailor the class to meet the needs of individual participants. This class will include a tour. 
$50/couple

Labor & Birth Education - Multiples

Designed especially for families expecting multiples, this class may be taken in the second or third trimester. Topics include pregnancy, the birth process, Cesarean birth, breastfeeding and postpartum adjustments. The class is held weekly for four weeks. This class will include a tour.
$110/couple

Labor & Birth Education - Preparation for Cesarean Birth

This two-hour class is designed for those anticipating a Cesarean section. Pre- and post-birth procedures will be discussed as well as postpartum recovery and adjustments. This class will include a tour.
$30/couple

Doula Services

Trained and credentialed doulas are available as a service to expecting and laboring moms at all WakeMed birthing Facilities to provide emotional, educational and physical support for birthing families. They work with the nurses and physicians, and facilitate communication between the healthcare team, the patient and the family members at the time of the birth. Learn more about our doula services or call 919-350-8760.

Gestational Diabetes Program

WakeMed Gestational Diabetes program is designed for the patient who has developed diabetes at any stage of pregnancy or for the patient who has diabetes prior to conception.  A physician referral is required for program enrollment.  Learn more about our program or call 919-350-4589 .