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To ensure the safety of our patients, visitor restrictions have been put into place limiting non-essential hospital programs. As a result, all in-person prenatal education classes and tours are being suspended. We will resume in-person classes as soon as possible. Most of our prenatal education classes are being offered virtually. Please call our Babyline, 704-355-2229 for accessing virtual class information.

Ask about our bundle pricing. Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register, you may:

 

First or Second Trimester Classes

We suggest taking the following classes in the first and second trimester:

Early Pregnancy Bundle ($5): Safe Home for Baby and Pregnancy 101.

 

Third Trimester Classes

Classes below should be taken between 29 weeks and 35 weeks. These classes should be completed by 36 weeks:

First Time Parent Bundle ($75): Prepared Parent Childbirth (prerequisite before Labor Support) or Naturally Prepared Parent Childbirth, Breastfeeding Class, Taking Care of Baby & Infant CPR Class, Labor Support Class, Transition Into Motherhood, Transition Into Parenting and Back to Work Breastfeeding Class.

Infant Massage/First Time Parent Bundle ($100): Prepared Parent Childbirth (prerequisite before Labor Support) or Naturally Prepared Parent Childbirth, Breastfeeding Class, Taking Care of Baby & Infant CPR Class, Labor Support Class, Transition Into Motherhood, Transition Into Parenting, Infant Massage and Back to Work Breastfeeding Class.

Repeat Parent Bundle ($50): Refresher Childbirth Class, Breastfeeding Class, Infant/Child CPR Class, Labor Support Class and Back to Work Breastfeeding Class.

Cesarean Birth Bundle ($30): Cesarean Childbirth Class, Breastfeeding Class, Taking Care of Baby & Infant CPR Class, Transition Into Motherhood, Transition Into Parenting and Back to Work Breastfeeding Class.

The location for classes is at 1025 Morehead Medical Plaza Drive on the fifth floor. Park in the Morehead parking deck that is across the street from the building. Park on the third floor and come in through the single glass door across the skybridge. If the door is locked, the code is 2229#. Take the first set of elevators on your right up to the fifth floor. There will be a sign outside the elevator doors with the class and classroom number to report to. For the Prepared Parent Childbirth class and Labor Support class, you will need a support person with you. You need to bring two standard size pillows and a blanket to sit on and wear something comfortable. There’s nothing else you’ll need to bring with you for the other classes. We have vending machines for drinks and snacks, but you may bring your own. If you have any questions, please call 704-355-2229.

During the COVID19 restrictions, all our classes are now virtual. Please select the classes you would like to attend, and an email will be sent to you with a link to join the class at the scheduled date and time. The classes are offered in real time and allow for interaction and questions during the class.
Please call the Babyline at 704-355-2229 if you have any questions.

* Please complete the online registration for the classes and tours. Please provide a phone number for us to contact you to confirm your schedule.

*Payment is due before attending your first scheduled class. We will accept a credit or debit card over the phone.

Expectant Parent Tour

Where you have your baby is an important decision. The maternity tours at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center provide information and answer questions about the following:

  • Labor and Delivery Room Suites
  • Mother-Baby Unit

Tours are offered mornings, evenings and weekends. This class is complementary to parents, grandparents and caregivers. For the Maternity Center tour please meet in the Main Lobby of Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center - Main, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, 28202.

Select from the following dates and times:

NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Please call the Babyline at 704-355-2229 with any questions about our facility.

Pregnancy 101

These classes, taught by a certified lactation consultant or a lactation educator, help prepare parents for a healthy, positive pregnancy by setting normal expectations, therefore reducing stress and anxiety. Parents will be given the tools and resources to promote healthy outcomes and topics include (this class is to be attend before your 20 week):

  • Physical and emotional changes for you and your baby 
  • How to maintain a healthy pregnancy
  • Warning signs and when to call your OB
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Question and answer session
  • Sneak peek at class options/descriptions for third trimester classes

Fathers / support persons are encouraged to attend. One class is free.

Select from the following dates and times:  

  • August 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 29, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Safe Home for Baby

Safeguard Your Home for Baby

Getting your home ready for a new baby can be such a joy. Most parents are unaware that the causes of many accidental injuries in the home are predictable and preventable. In this class, a registered nurse will provide room by room strategies to show you how to create a safe environment in your home. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class).

Select from the following dates, times and locations:

  • August 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • August 30, Noon to 2 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • September 29, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

Taught by Fathers For New Fathers

Boot Camp enables new dads to step up to the tremendous challenge of being a dad and feel confident bringing the new baby home. Breastfeeding, diaper changing and supporting mom are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this class ($15).

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virtual
  • August 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virtual
  • September 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virtual
  • September 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Breastfeeding

A Parent's Guide to Breastfeeding

These classes, taught by a certified lactation consultant or a lactation educator, are beneficial for mothers considering breastfeeding and cover topics including:

  • "Latching on"
  • Milk supply
  • Feeding schedule

Fathers / support persons are encouraged to attend. All mothers will receive a copy of "Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide."

One class is $30. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 9, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • August 16, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • August 22, 4 to 6 p.m., Virtual
  • August 31, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 6, 4 to 6 p.m., Virtual
  • September 12, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 16, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 19, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • September 20, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • September 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • September 28, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Cesarean Childbirth

Anticipating a Scheduled Cesarean?

This class is designed for those parents who are anticipating a scheduled cesarean. Taught by a registered nurse, the content addresses the expectations and needs of parents.

One class is $10. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Please call the Babyline at 704-355-2229 for information on future classes.

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 5 to 7 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Infant CPR

The infant CPR class teaches parents and care givers how to perform lifesaving skills. After watching a video on infant CPR, parents will work with infant mannequins to perfect their skills. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class). Cost for this class is $5 per person.

Choose from the following dates and locations:

  • August 6, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • August 15, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • August 16, 3 to 4 p.m., Virtual
  • August 20, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • August 23, 9 to 10 a.m., Virtual
  • September 5, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 6, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Virtual
  • September 7, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 1 to 2 p.m., Virtual
  • September 19, 9 to 10 a.m., Virtual
  • September 20, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 22, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • September 26, 1 to 2 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 9 to 10 a.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Infant/Child CPR Class

This two-hour class is for parents who are expecting their second child and would like to learn life-saving skills for their new baby and older child. Class includes information for newborns to eight years of age. All classes are taught by certified CPR instructors. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class). One class is $10 per person.

Select from the following dates, times and locations:

  • August 15, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Virtual
  • August 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Grandparenting Class - A Baby Class for Expectant Grandparents

This class is taught by a registered nurse and deals with the following topics:

  • CPR
  • Safety
  • Suggestions for expectant grandparents

Class is $10 per couple and is offered once a month on the following dates:    

  • August 30, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 1 to 3 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Grandparent Tour

Grandparents-to-be are invited to tour where their new grandchild will be born.

Tours are offered mornings, evenings and weekends. Please meet in the Main Lobby of Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, 28202.

Select from the following dates and times:

NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Please call the Babyline at 704-355-2229 with any questions about our facility.

Infant Massage (Schedule after delivery with baby)

Help Your Newborn Sleep and Feed

Learn massage techniques to help your baby with sleeping and feeding. This class is taught by a registered nurse and certified infant massage instructor. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class) Cost: $40

Choose from the following dates and locations:

  • August 15 & 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Virtual
  • August 18 & 25, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Labor Support

In this class, you and your partner will both expand upon the knowledge you obtained from Prepared Parent Childbirth Class.

(Prerequisite: Prepared Parent Childbirth Class)

Topics include:

  • Relaxation
  • Positioning techniques
  • Massage techniques

Your partner will also learn numerous methods on how to be emotionally and physically supportive before, during and after labor. The class is taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator/Certified Labor Support Specialist.

One class is $10. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Classes will be held on the following dates:  

  • August 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • August 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Virtual
  • August 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • August 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • August 30, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • September 1, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 15, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtual
  • September 19, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 4 to 6 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Multiples

Expecting a Multiple Birth?

This class is an additional way for parents expecting multiple children to become prepared for the growth of their family. In this one-time class, parents-to-be will be provided with the following:

  • Helpful tips on how to go through birth with more ease
  • Breastfeeding more than one child
  • How to cope with the challenges of having more than one baby

One class is $30. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 30, Noon to 2 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Prepared Parent Childbirth

(Prerequisite before Labor Support Class)

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) offers prepared childbirth classes which cover the following topics:

  • What to expect during labor and delivery
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Pain management choices

In addition to in-class discussions on the above topics, films on birth and cesarean section are shown. All classes are taught by certified instructors who are Registered Nurses in the Maternity Center.  Cost: $60. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Weekend and evening series are offered on the following dates:

  • August 4 & 5, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Virtual
  • August 9, 12:30 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • August 15 & 22, 8 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • August 17 & 18, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Virtual
  • August 23 & 30, 3 to 7 p.m., Virtual
  • September 1 & 2, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 5 & 12, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • September 14 & 21, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 20 & 27, 3 to 7:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 12:30 to 7 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Naturally Prepared Childbirth Class (Five-Week Series)

This five-week class series is focused on parents that desire an unmedicated labor and delivery.

Topics included in this class:

  • Stages of labor
  • Labor progression techniques
  • Breathing, relaxation
  • Massage techniques
  • Information on Caesarean birth

This class is taught by a Registered Nurse who is an Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator. Cost: $60. Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class.

Select from the following dates and times:

  • Series: August 13, 20, 27 & September 3 - 6 to 8:30 p.m., Virtual
  • Series: September 10, 17, 24 & October 1 - 6 to 8:30 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Sibling Tour (1025 Morehead Medical Drive)

Big Brother/Big Sister Program

The class helps alleviate the fears of "where mommy is," and makes children feel more like participants in the big event. This class is recommended for ages 2 to 8 years old. This class includes the following events:

  • Children are instructed on how to be "mommy's helper."
  • Each child receives a graduation certificate and coloring book. Bring a camera!

This class is complimentary and all classes are held at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center.

Select from the following dates and times:

NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Please call the Babyline at 704-355-2229 with any questions about our facility.

Taking Care of Baby

Learn the basics of newborn care taught by a registered nurse. This is an opportunity for both mother and father to attend and ask questions before the baby arrives! (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class) Taking Care of Baby is $10 per couple.

Select from the following dates and times:   

  • August 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • August 15, 10 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • August 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • August 23, 10 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • September 5, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Virtual
  • September 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Virtual
  • September 19, 10 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • September 20, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • September 26, 2 to 4 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 10 a.m. to Noon, Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Taking Care of Baby/Infant CPR Combination Class

Infant CPR is $5 per person. Taking Care of Baby is $10 per couple.

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 6, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • August 15, 9 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • August 16, 3 to 6 p.m., Virtual
  • August 20, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • August 23, 9 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • September 5, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 6, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Virtual
  • September 7, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 1 to 4 p.m., Virtual
  • September 19, 9 a.m. to Noon, Virtual
  • September 20, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 22, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • September 26, 1 to 4 p.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 9 a.m. to Noon, Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Transition Into Motherhood

Boot Camp for New Moms

These classes are taught by registered nurses in certified postnatal education and are for women only.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the physical and emotional changes after delivery
  • Developing positive family relationships
  • Promoting healthy infant bonding
  • Managing new schedules and demands

Cost for this class is $10 per person. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 10, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Virtual
  • August 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 23, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Transition Into Parenting

We recommend taking the following classes between 29 and 35 weeks. These classes should be completed by 36 weeks.

This class is taught by registered nurses certified in couple relationships and is for the expectant or adopting couple.

Topics include:

  • Developing new roles and responsibilities
  • Reducing stress
  • Understanding infant cues, cries, and behaviors
  • Regulating couple conflicts
  • Connecting as a family
  • Maintaining relationship satisfaction

Cost for this class is $10 per couple.

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 11, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • August 24, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • September 9, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual
  • September 22, 6 to 9 p.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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Refresher Childbirth

This class is for couples who have previously had children, but need a review of childbirth principles and hospital procedures. One class is $25. (Ask about our "bundle" pricing when registering for this class)

Select from the following dates:

  • August 16, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Virtual
  • September 13, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us.  Registration for all classes is required.

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Back to Work: Breastfeeding Class (Schedule after delivery with baby)

This class is for moms returning to work and taught by a certified lactation consultant.

Topics include:

  • Pumping and storing your milk
  • Maintaining a good milk supply
  • How to talk with your colleagues and supervisors about your needs when returning to work

One class is $10 or free if you attended our breastfeeding class.

Select from the following dates and times:

  • August 30, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual
  • September 27, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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B.A.B.Y./MILK Club

  • August 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Virtual
  • September 3, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Virtual

To register, you may submit an online registration request, call CMC BabyLine at 704-355-BABY (2229) or email us. Registration for all classes is required.

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