New series of free childbirth classes kick off in Chatham County on September 9

Siler City, NC – Starting on September 9, the Chatham County Public Health Department (CCPHD) will be presenting a new series of free childbirth classes, open to anyone, in partnership with the UNC Health Chatham Maternity Care Center.

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The classes will be held from 9 am to 12 pm on September 9, September 16, September 23, and October 7 (all Saturdays), in the Barry G. Wilkie Conference Room at Chatham Medical Plaza, 163 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 140, Siler City. These free, no-cost sessions will integrate materials from Lamaze International and Plumtree Baby and include a tour of Chatham Hospital’s Maternity Care Center and a free postpartum visit from a nurse and social worker from the CCPHD following delivery.

This is the first time the department has held childbirth classes since the 1990s.

“As a native of Chatham County, I’m super excited to begin teaching childbirth classes in my community,” said Nicole Hanner, the Newborn Postpartum Home Visiting Program nurse for the Chatham County Public Health Department. “We hope to empower our birthing community and support shared decision making throughout the birthing experience. These classes give women and their partners the time they need to learn about risk and benefits of options available before labor begins, and they give women the time and space they need to ask questions and address fears about childbirth.”

To register, participants should call 919-742-5641 or visit HERE and fill out the form.