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Lamaze Class

For A Better Birth Experience

Each class includes interactive learning, discussion, practice of techniques and strategies, a comprehensive handbook, and a chance to socialize with other parents and build up your support network.

Private and small group classes with a certified educator are available. All classes are available by Zoom.

There are 2 ways to take this class:

4 hour sessions on Sundays from 12 noon to 4:00
or 2 hour sessions on 2 Mondays from 6pm – 8pm

Educate yourself on the labor and birthing process, practice comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and pain control options. This empowers you to discuss your options with your partner and make informed decisions with your care provider.

  • Overview of labor and birth
  • Medical interventions and variations
  • Cesarean birth/VBAC
  • Preparing for the unexpected
  • Labor and birth preferences/making decisions
  • Comfort measures and positions
  • Message, relaxation and breathing
  • Birth ball and Peanut ball use
  • Labor support
  • Short overview of post partum recovery

Four hour options:
Dec 12, 2021 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Jan 9, 2022 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Jan 30, 2022 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Mar 6, 2022 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Two hour sessions:
Dec 6, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dec 13, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Jan 23, 2022 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Feb 13, 2022 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mar 20, 2022 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Diane Smith, RN, LCCE, FACCE, CLE

Since 1974 Diane has had a passion to change the birth experience in the community. Diane is able to work with families through their pregnancy, teach their classes, help them through birth and breastfeeding and see them when they came back for their post birth check. She is able to see the “big picture” in a way that was not possible working in a hospital setting. You only get to experience the birth of this baby once, so let Diane help you birth your way in the Cape Fear area of North Carolina!