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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Childbirth Classes at Floyd

In addition to providing expert maternity services, The Family Birth Center team will help you understand what to expect during childbirth and help you prepare for your new baby. Our certified childbirth educators and lactation consultants share their years of experience to guide you with a range of classes and support. 

Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident in your new role. Beyond childbirth classes, we offer a Facebook group for moms after the baby is born called Moms Circle.

Our Childbirth Education and Lactation Services office features our Mommy Boutique where you can purchase breastfeeding supplies, breast pumps and swaddle blankets.

If you have questions about classes or meetings, please call 706.509.6548 weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or email contactus@floyd.org​.​​​​

​​​Childbirth Classes

Childbirth classes teach you about pregnancy, labor and delivery, and infant care. Topics cover partner roles, pain management, breastfeeding, medical procedures, child safety and more. ​

Prepared for Birth: 8-week Course (formerly Becoming a Parent​) ​

Led by a Lamaze-certified instructor, these eight-week classes are held virtually or in person. You and​ your partner will learn about natural labor positions and techniques, and will practice new skills weekly. Family Birth Center tours​ are available virtually. 

Our experts will also help you design your ideal birth experience, learn about healthy choices and create the life you want after baby is born. A breastfeeding class, and a baby health and safety class are included in this eight-week course. ​

Classes are held Mondays or Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m.  either in person or using Zoom video conferencing. The cost is $80. Medicaid covers this class, and some insurance companies offer reimburseme​nt. 

The course is scheduled with due dates in mind. It is best if mom is at least 23 weeks when the class begins.

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Birth Essentials: Saturday Class (formerly Childbirth Express)

This one-day class -- available virtually or in person -- is taught by a certified childbirth educator. A virtual Family Birth Center tour is available. 

Virtual classes use Zoom video conferencing. ​

You and your partner will get a high-level overview of important childbirth topics, including preparing for labor and delivery,  and pain management options.

The cost is $65. Medicaid covers this class and some insurance companies offer reimbursement. 

The course is scheduled with due dates in mind. It is best if mom is at least 28 weeks when the class begins.  

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Early Pregnancy Essentials: 2-1/2 Hour Class

This live, virtual 2-1/2 hour class is designed for expectant parents during weeks 4 - 22 of ​pregnancy.  Led by one of our Lamaze-certified childbirth educators and using evidenced-based research, this class will explore the changes you will experience in the coming months, as well as​:

  • nutrition
  • fitness
  • pregnancy discomforts
  • tests during pregnancy
  • pregnancy well-being

Early Pregnancy Essentials is held on select Monday mornings and select Tuesday evenings using Zoom video c​onferencing. The cost is $15. 

Medicaid covers this class, and some insurance companies offer reimbursement. We encourage you to check your plan benefits for more details. 



Prepared for Breastfeeding: 2-hour Class

This live, virtual two-hour class is offered before your baby is born. Our certified lactation consultants will teach you about breastfeeding basics, what to expect, techniques for latching and more. You will learn about common breastfeeding challenges and how to establish breastfeeding goals.

Prepared for Breastfeeding class is held on select Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. using Zoom video conferencing. The cost is $15.  ​

Medicaid covers this class, and some insurance companies offer reimbursement. ​

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Baby Health and Safety Class: 2-Hour Class

This live, virtual two-hour class covers health and safety for mom and baby. You’ll learn about caring for your new baby, CPR, SIDS and car seats. A pediatrician will be on-hand to answer questions about your baby’s growth and development.

Baby Health and Safety is held on select Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. using Zoom video conferencing.

The cost is $15. Medicaid covers this class, and some insurance companies offer reimbursement. 

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​​Postpartum and Newborn Care: 2-Hour Class

This live, virtual ​two-hour class helps moms and their partners understand what to expect after baby is born. Topics include learning the physical and emotional changes that mom experiences after birth and learning how to care for the new baby.  

This class is held on select Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. using Zoom video conferencing.

The cost is $15. Medicaid covers this class, and some insurance companies offer reimbursement. 

View dates and register

Contact​

To learn more about childbirth classes​ call 706.509.6548 or contactus@floyd.org.

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