Preparing for Childbirth

Find the support you need when you’re expecting a baby at the Nash Women’s Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Learn about childbirth and breastfeeding from experienced, certified teachers who’ll help you feel confident about delivering your baby.

When to Begin Pregnancy Classes

Start exploring prenatal classes by the time you are 24-weeks pregnant. Follow this timing to give yourself enough time to schedule and complete classes before your newborn arrives. If you have questions, call 252-962-8270.

Childbirth Education Class

Join our childbirth education class to feel secure in your knowledge and skills before you deliver. You’ll attend class once a week for four weeks. Contact our childbirth educator for information on virtual class options. Our childbirth education class is free for you and your support person and we would love for you to consider delivering your baby here with us at Nash UNC Health Care.

Your class follows the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) education program. Expect to learn practices that combine several labor management methods, including some features of Lamaze. Our CAPPA-certified childbirth educator and nurse will teach you about:

Tour the Women’s Center

You will take a tour of the Nash Women’s Center during your birthing class so you’re familiar and comfortable with the environment. Get the facts about anesthesiology services, visitation, room service, mother-baby care, and more. The layout and rooms at the Women’s Center aim to meet the needs of you, your baby, and your family.

Take a virtual tour of the Nash Women’s Center.

Breastfeeding Class

Take our two-hour introductory session about breastfeeding. Count on our certified lactation consultant to share her expertise while teaching you basic techniques. Learn helpful tips you can use for a positive breastfeeding experience with your baby.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding can be challenging if you work and have other family responsibilities. Find encouragement from your peers, discussion, and education about breastfeeding topics at the Breastfeeding Support Group at the Nash Women’s Center. The group meets on the second Monday of every month. Call 252-962-FEED (3333) or email lactation consultants to register. 

Classes & Support Group Location

Childbirth and breastfeeding classes are open to you as an expectant or new mother, your babies, and support person. All classes and support groups meet in the Education Room of the Nash Women's Center.

Car Seat Safety

Please contact your local fire station or police department to schedule an appointment to evaluate your car seat installation before you take your newborn home.

Financial Assistance

Receive guidance on patient payment plans, self-pay discounts, charity care, and other financial need-based assistance from the financial counseling team at Nash UNC. Call 252-962-4090 for help.

Register for Pregnancy & Birth Classes

View pregnancy and birth classes. Call 252-962-8270 or email if you have a question, need more information about classes, or register for a class.