At Carolinas HealthCare System, we believe the best way for us to provide continuous, exceptional care is to make sure our patients are inspired and informed. Carolinas HealthCare System Union offers childbirth and child care classes to help you prepare for your baby’s arrival.

Our free, four-week series of classes will give you a better understanding of childbirth and how to care for your newest family member. Four-week class sessions begin the first Monday of each month and are held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carolinas HealthCare System Union. Topics include:

Childbirth preparation

WEEKS 1-2

Whether you are expecting your first baby or need a refresher, this course prepares couples for the challenges of labor and birth. Topics include how to know you are in labor, labor coping techniques, preterm labor, comfort measures, pain management, Caesarean section and postpartum care.

Preparing for your newborn

WEEK 3

Learn about baby care basics such as diapering, cord care, bathing and burping, newborn safety, and signs of illness and infection.

Breastfeeding 101

WEEK 4

This special prenatal class is offered for women planning to breastfeed and for those who are undecided. You will learn the advantages, difficulties and basic techniques of breastfeeding your baby.

Infant Safety and CPR

NOT PART OF FOUR-WEEK SERIES

Learn lifesaving skills including infant CPR and choking. (This is not a certification class.)

For more information, call 980-993-BABY (2229).

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