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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 ongoing meetings for moms after the baby is born called Moms Circle.

Most classes are held at our Childbirth Education and Lactation Services. While you're here, you can also visit our Mommy Boutique to 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​.​​​​

All classes are currently taught virtually ​by our certified instructors at the same times listed below. 

​​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​) ​

This interactive eight-week class is led by a Lamaze-certified instructor. You and​ your partner will learn about natural labor positions and techniques, and will practice new skills weekly.

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 Family Birth Center tour, breastfeeding class, and baby health and safety class are included in this eight-week course.

Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursda​ys from 6 - 8 p.m. The cost is $80, and snacks are provided. 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 23 weeks when the class begins.

View dates and register by selecting your preferred location:

Rome

Cedartown

Birth Essentials: Saturday Class (formerly Childbirth Express)

This one-day class is taught by a certified childbirth educator and includes a Family Birth Center tour. 

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 Birth Essentials class is also offered with personalized content to meet the individual needs of teen parents and deaf/hard-of-hearing ​parents. View dates for these customized classes.

The cost is $65, and lunch and snacks are provided. 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.  

View dates and register by selecting your​ preferred class:

Birth Essentials​

Birth Essentials for Deaf/H​ard-of-Hearing​​

Birth Essentials for Teens

Prepared for Breastfeeding: 2-hour Class

This two-hour class is offered before your baby is born. Our certified lactation counselo​​rs 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 Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. The cost is $15.  ​

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

View dates and register

Baby Health and Safety Class: 2-Hour Class

This 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 Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. 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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