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At Atrium Health, we believe the best way for us to provide continuous, exceptional care is to make sure our patients are inspired and informed. Atrium Health Cleveland offers childbirth and child care classes to help you prepare for your baby’s arrival.

Register for classes online, call the Atrium Health Cleveland Baby Line at 980-487-3983, or contact us by email ClevelandMaternityAndFamilyEducation@AtriumHealth.org. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Available Classes | view class details and schedules

Maternity Tour

During this free tour, you will see all areas for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care. We will give you information on our state-of-the-art maternity center and answer any questions you and your family may have.

OB Tour
2019:
Monday, January 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Monday, July 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

(no cost)

Prepared Childbirth

These classes prepare parents for childbirth, both physically and mentally. Parents will also learn how to care for their newborns and keep them safe. The classes cover:

  • Signs of labor
  • Normal progress of labor and birth
  • Relaxation methods and breathing patterns
  • Pain management
  • Tour of the hospital
  • Basic newborn care

Saturday/One Day
2018:
November 17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2019:
January 12 and 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 9 and 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 11 and 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 14 and 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
November 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(cost: $65.00/couple)

Thursday/Series
2019:
Series 1 – January 31, February 7,14, 21; 6:30 – 8:30pm
Series 2 – March 21, 28, April 4, 11; 6:30 – 8:30pm
Series 3 – June 6, 13, 20, 27; 6:30 – 8:30pm
Series 4 – September 26, October 3, 10, 17; 6:30 – 8:30pm
(cost: $65/couple)

Breastfeeding Basics

This class prepares women for successful breastfeeding. Moms are encouraged to take this class before delivery and bring their support person with them. Lactation consultants will discuss:

  • How to start breastfeeding while in the hospital
  • Milk supply
  • Positioning and latching
  • What to expect in the early days and weeks

2018:
Thursday, November 15, 5:15 – 8 p.m.
2019
Saturday, January 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 5:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, 5:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 5:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 5: 15 – 8:15 p.m.
(cost: $25) Participants are encouraged to bring a support person(s)

Newborn Safety - Thursdays

This class will teach you how to keep your new baby safe and healthy, including:

  • How to create a safe environment for your baby
  • Car seat safety
  • Infant CPR and choking

This class is great for grandparents too!

2018:
November 27, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
2019:
January 3, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
March 7, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
May 2, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
July 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
September 5, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
November 7, 6 –
(cost: $10/person or $15/couple)

Boot Camp for Expectant Dads

This program, for first-time fathers only, is taught by experienced dads. No moms allowed! New fathers will:

  • Interact with other new dads
  • Feel confident about bringing a new baby home
  • Learn about baby care and fatherhood
  • Learn the needs of new mothers and families

2018: Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2019:
Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
(cost: $15)

Kangaroo Kapers (preparing to be a big brother/big sister)

In this one-hour class, for children between the ages of three and 10, children will:

  • Discuss becoming a new sibling
  • Learn about helping with the new baby
  • Discuss preparing for their new sibling
  • Tour the hospital

2018:
Monday, November 26, 6 – 7 p.m.
2019
Saturday,February 2, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, April 22, 6 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, August 12, 6 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, December 9, 6 – 7 p.m.
(no cost)

Expectant Grandparents

This class gives grandparents-to-be updated information on maternity and newborn care, including:

  • Newborn safety
  • Changes in maternity care
  • Maternity Center tour
  • How to help and be supportive

2019
January 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
April 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
July 17, 6 – 8 p.m.
October 16, 6 &ndash 8 p.m.
(no cost)


All Maternity and Family Education programs/classes are located in: (unless you are notified otherwise)

Women’s Life Center Conference Room 
2nd floor, Patient Tower
201 East Grover Street
Shelby, NC 28150

Upon arrival, please check in at the Information Desk in the Main Lobby. Prior to entering Women’s and Children’s Services, you will need to let maternity personnel know your name(s) and the name of the class you will be attending.

In the event of inclement weather, please call 980-487-3983 for any cancellation information.

Please be aware that we do not have access to your treatment information. If there is a change with your pregnancy, please let us know by calling 980-487-3983.

Thank you for choosing Atrium Health Cleveland for your Maternity and Family Education. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you during this very special time in your life.

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