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CLASSES

Join us for childbirth education classes. See class details and online registration below. Please call one of our clinic locations if you have questions about classes being offered or if you need further information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY UPCOMING CLASS.


EMPOWERED CHILDBIRTH CLASS

TIME: 9AM - 4PM
LOCATION: 2611 West End Clinic Office
COST: $75.00 (cost includes a book)

UPCOMING CLASS DATES:
October 19 - November 16 - December 14

A complete childbirth class that covers the third trimester of pregnancy and how to prepare for labor. Empowered childbirth includes topics such as when to call your provider, breathing and relaxation exercises, and what to expect postpartum.

We will cover hands on comfort techniques and laboring positions for all phases of labor as well as pushing techniques and positions. There will also be a brief discussion about spinning babies/belly mapping, pain relief options, and potential medical procedures.

This is a very active class! Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily, and bring a yoga mat/beach towel and a pillow. 45 minutes will be given for a lunch break but it is a good idea to bring a snack.

There will be an option to do a " trial run" AFTER class where you can meet the instructor in OB Triage and see any empty rooms that are available.

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BASICS OF BREASTFEEDING

TIME: 6PM - 9PM
LOCATION: 2611 West End Clinic Office
COST: $40.00 (cost includes a book)

UPCOMING CLASS DATES:
November 4 - December 3

A class for soon-to-be new parents taught by a certified lactation consultant, appropriate any time during your pregnancy. Prepare for breastfeeding with this course that covers all you'll need to know: how breastfeeding works, how to get a good latch, how to establish an abundant milk supply, how to know that baby is getting plenty of milk.

In class we'll use dolls and artificial breasts to offer hands-on practice with varied breastfeeding positions and hand expression of breast milk. You'll leave knowing how to prevent and solve common breastfeeding difficulties.

Partners welcome and encouraged to come!


CLASS INSTRUCTOR

Darlene Roberts

Darlene Roberts

RN3, BSN, IBCLC


Tennessee State University, Nashville TN BSN, Nursing, Labor & Delivery
Certified Lactation Counselor
Vanderbilt Childbirth Class Instructor
International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
Certified Hypnobabies Instructor