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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 919-843-8463.

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 (919-843-8463) 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!

 

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New Class Offering!! Preparing to Protect the Health of Your Newborn

$15 per couple; $5 per Medicaid couples, and $10 per UNC couples (employees/students). This class for expectant parents is taught by resident physicians from UNC North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Our goal is to educate parents on newborn wellness and illness, as well as factors that contribute to each. We will focus on a few specific topics, but we would be happy to answer questions about pretty much any of your infant health concerns.

For 'Class Schedule & Registration'

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 and labor exercices.

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 10.  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.

Breastfeeding

($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

($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 919-843-8463 or email us at stork@unch.unc.edu, and we will help you tailor a program to your individual needs.

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Helpful Phone Numbers

Hospital Operator:
(919) 966-4134
Women's Hospital Information Desk:
(919) 966-0709
UNC Health Care Admitting Office:
919-843-0095
OB Clinic Appointment:
(919) 966-2131
GYN Clinic Appointment:
(919) 843-1592
OB/GYN Clinic at Timberlyne:
(919) 843-7005
La Clinica Latina:
(919) 966-5800
Breastfeeding Warmline:
(919) 966-4148 or toll-free (866) 428-6508
Social Work Department:
(919) 966-2031
The Horizons Program:
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
919-966-9803
The Beacon Child and Family Program:
Family Violence Prevention Services
(919) 966-9314

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