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Childbirth and Parenting Classes

The Women's Health Information Center in Chapel Hill, NC offers a wide variety of classes to support you before and after the birth of your child.

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 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.”

Class Topics

Participate in courses offered at the NC Women's Hospital and online:

All classes and tours require registration, even those that are free of charge. For more details and to register, please see our Class Calendar or call us at

If you need to cancel or transfer a class please call us at 984-974-8882 or send us an email, so we may offer the spot to someone else. If you do not cancel a registration at least four 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. Please note that we cannot offer a refund more than 60 days after receiving a payment. Thank you!

Childbirth Classes

Whether you are a first-time parent or need a refresher course, we offer helpful childbirth classes at the N.C. Women's Hospital to prepare you for what to expect before, during, and after labor. Online and in-person

Breastfeeding Classes- In- person and virtual

Breastfeeding classes can help prepare you for breastfeeding, both after childbirth and if or when you return to work.

Maternity Tours-Now Virtual

Schedule a tour for where you will have your baby and become familiar with the environment. Only virtual tour.

The 4th Trimester: Life with a Newborn- ln-person and virtual

This class will help to prepare you for life with a newborn. Topics will include developmentally appropriate responses to newborn cues and crying, soothing techniques, recognizing normal newborn states versus when to call your provider, sleep safety and SIDS risk reduction, as well as routine newborn care.  Class Calendar

Understanding Fatherhood eClass-

This interactive and evidence-based fatherhood eClass will provide important information to expectant parents in their new role, especially those who prefer self-paced learning without a traditional instructor. Once parents start with the eClass modules they will have access to revisit its online materials for approximately 4 months. Class Calendar

Choosing and Using Childcare- Only Webinar

This class teaches strategies for finding quality childcare for infants, toddlers and school-age children. In addition, parents learn about community childcare options. $5 for two people. Class Calendar

Sign-Language for Budding Babies- Now Virtual

This fun and innovative class 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 American Sign Language (ASL). $15 for two people. Class Calendar

Support Groups- Now Virtual

M.O.M. (Mentoring Other Mothers) Group

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. New moms will support each other while sharing their concerns, joys, tips and experiences. Free of charge! Occurs Wednesdays from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM. Class Calendar

**eClass definition: E-learning or online learning is the acquisition of knowledge through electronic technologies and media.  You will have access to your learning materials online at any place and time after you use the eClass registration code (code will be sent to you after registration). It is self-paced, you decide when to start your course regardless of the day you register. There will not be interaction with an instructor or other students, unless it is stated in the class description. 

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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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.

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For more information or for help registering for a class, please call (984) 974-8882 or email

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