Durham Women's Clinic
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Classes

Childbirth, lactation, yoga, and more

Durham Women’s Clinic believes total wellness is a combination of prevention, self-care, education and medical guidance as needed.  Our wellness programs include nutrition services, mental health counseling and yoga classes.  Our education programs offer childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care classes. Our goal is to use our wellness programs to enhance overall health. The convenience of being able to access multiple services within your home practice for women’s health provides you and your families with better opportunities to achieve optimal health and wellness.


Childbirth Education Classes

One-Day Childbirth Education Classes:

BIRTH ESSENTIALS CLASS
Offered twice a month
    
Saturday in Durham
9:30am-2:30pm

An Introduction to Birthing With Confidence:
We will explore Birth in our culture, joys and concerns, natural coping skills, pharmacologic options for managing the sensations of birthing, partner preparation, birth plan development, labor stages, vaginal and cesarean birth, baby procedures and practices, bonding, feeding, and recovery after birth.
$125 for you + support person

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COMFORT MEASURES
Offered twice a month
Saturday in Durham
3pm-5:30pm
(right after the Birth Essentials Class)


Building Confidence in yourself and your partner through active practice and breathwork:
Real tools for your toolbox!  No matter what your plan is for birthing, it is a very physical and emotional event that demands stamina and support.  The more you practice birthing skills, the more tools you have ready for anything that comes your way in birth and parenting. Learn and practice a variety of positions, hands-on comfort measures, and breathing practices.
$50 for you + support person
($40 for Essentials participants)

Enrollment is handled through Restoring Balance.


Yoga

Baby & Me Yoga: Tuesdays at 11 am

Prenatal Yoga: Thursdays at 11 am

Location: Durham Women's Clinic

Instructor: Brisa Silvestre

Fee: $12.50 per class

We supply mats, blankets, blocks, wedges and bolsters for Prenatal and Baby & Me yoga. Nursing mothers are always welcome to nurse openly and at any time.  A changing area will be available for Baby & Me yoga.  You may attend Baby & Me yoga as soon as you are able to walk up a flight of stairs.  Babies can range in age.  Each caretaker (mom, dad, grandparent or nanny) is responsible for "chasing" their own if toddler age.  Feel free to bring any baby supplies, carriers or pack and plays that would make your yoga session more productive and enjoyable for you and your baby.  

As always, all of our classes are open to the general public and do not require you to be a patient of either of our practices. 


Breastfeeding and Parenting Classes

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For descriptions of available classes and to register, visit the Calendar. We look forward to having you join us!

Jan Tedder is a nurse practitioner and certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Over three decades, Jan has provided health care for young families, developed breastfeeding support programs, and provided lactation consultation at Wake Health Services, SAS Health Care Center, and UNC Family Medicine. In addition to helping mothers meet their breastfeeding goals, Jan also created HUG Your Baby, an award-winning parent education program used by families and professionals around the world. Jan is available to see breastfeeding families in their homes or her office. Visit huglactation.com