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Childbirth Class

Make labor and delivery easier by applying what you learn in Johnston Health’s childbirth class. You and your partner will feel more confident and prepared when a prenatal educator teaches you about:

Stay Well During Pregnancy

Learn about health during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period in our online women’s health center.

  • Benefits of letting labor start naturally
  • Informed consent and informed refusal for medical procedures related to childbirth
  • Movement and labor positions, including the use of an exercise ball
  • Spontaneous pushing in response to your body’s natural impulses
  • Relaxation measures, such as massage, heat, cold, breathing techniques, and aromatherapy
  • Benefits of keeping your baby in your hospital room after birth
  • Breastfeeding to support your baby’s health

Schedule & Fee

Classes take place one Saturday per month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Clayton or Smithfield. You can take this class at any point in your pregnancy but may find it most useful in your third trimester.

Cost is $80 per couple. To register, call 919-938-7736

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