• Partner helping his pregnant wife at a birth classPrepared Childbirth Classes

    The Prepared Childbirth Classes at the N.C. Women's Hospital at UNC Medical Center will help you prepare physically and mentally for labor.

    Refresher Course Now Virtual

    If you are pregnant but have given birth before and you would like to refresh on techniques and information regarding child labor, this class was designed for you!

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  • pregnant woman on a laptopOnline Prepared Childbirth Classes

    Our online childbirth class is the perfect alternative for those wanting a flexible class schedule and fewer on-site class hours, or for those living or working too far from our hospital.

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  • two moms with babies talkingMOM (Mentoring Other Mothers) Now Virtual!!

    Mentoring Other Mothers is a social networking group for new moms and their babies ages 0 to 7 months, as well as prenatal mothers during their 2nd & 3rd trimesters.

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  • mom smiling at newborn babyThe 4th Trimester: Life with a Newborn

    This class will help to prepare you for life with a newborn.

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Note: We are restarting in-person Prepared Childbirth Classes and we will continue to offer Online and Virtual classes options. For more information you may contact us at Stork@unchealth.unc.edu or visit our Class Calendar. Thank you!

*According to CDC “COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. People who are pregnant should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, including getting a COVID-19 booster shot when it's time to get one.

Data from the CDC indicate that completion of the 2-dose mRNA vaccines (either Pfizer or Moderna) during pregnancy may help prevent COVID-19 hospitalization among infants 6 months or younger.”

Women's Health Education Center

Servicio en Español

The Women's Health Education Center (WHEC) in the N.C. Women's Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC has all the resources you need to help prepare you for labor and delivery of your child.

The Center has books, videos and pamphlets on many women’s health issues and two computers with access to the Internet and UNC Hospital-approved women’s health websites. We also provide free educational sessions about our Baby Friendly Designation and what to expect when your family comes to have your baby at our Women’s Hospital.

The Women’s Health Education Center offers a comfortable place to feed your baby or to use your breast pump, you and your visitors are always welcome at our peaceful and resourceful place.

The Women’s Health Education Center is located on the ground floor of N.C. Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Please feel free to drop by and visit WHEC anytime during business hours.

Resources Include:

  • Childbirth Classes: Register for childbirth classes, tours, and networking groups. WHEC also organizes community seminars and classes where UNC Health Care medical experts present the latest women’s health information.
  • Ofrecemos en Español: Tour virtual de Maternidad

    Por favor llame al 984-974-8882 para hacer una cita de lunes-viernes, de 9am a 5pm. Es gratuito y solo necesita tener Internet. También puede oprimir la opcion ‘Register for Classes’ para ver nuestro calendario y registrarse por Internet.

  • On-Site Resource Library: Access reference and consumer health books on a wide range of health topics
  • Online health Topics: Read accurate, reliable and timely information sources on women’s health
  • Art Exhibit: View local women’s art showcased every month

The Women’s Health Education Center provides information that helps you make informed decisions about your health. It should not, however, replace the advice you receive from your health care provider.


The Women’s Health Education Center (WHEC) at UNC Hospitals exists to positively impact women’s health status, their level of understanding about health concerns and their ability to partner with their providers about care options. The goal is to provide accurate, accessible and timely information for any woman served by the UNC Health Care System or who resides in the state of North Carolina.

To make a monetary donation to the Women’s Health Education Center, please make your check payable to: Medical Foundation - WHEC.

Women’s Health Education Center
N.C. Women’s Hospital
101 Manning Drive, CB #7600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Register for a Birth Class

Visit our Class Calendar to see our current schedule and to register for Childbirth and Parenting classes today!

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Take a Tour of the N.C. Women's Hospital

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Volunteer Services. To learn more about the Women’s Health Information Center, please contact us at 984-974-8882 or via email.

Contact Us

For more information or for help registering for a class, please call (984) 974-8882 or email stork@unch.unc.edu.

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Join Us!

CAP Study

Participate in our study to help us learn more about how childhood experiences contribute to parenting!

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Virtual MOM Networking Group

Join us to share tips, challenges and successes!

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Ready, Set, Baby

Ready, Set, Baby video explaining our ‘Baby Friendly Designation’ Hospital practices. This video will support your family’s preparation to deliver at NC Women’s Hospital at Chapel Hill.