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
Midwifery-Led Childbirth Preparation
This course is not bound to an outline. We have a core group of topics that are regularly covered in each class; beyond that, families shape the course based on their areas of interest.
- Birth and pain culture
- Joys and concerns surrounding labor, birth and parenting
- Natural coping skills including position changes, hydrotherapy, massage, acupressure, yoga, Rebozo therapy, and countless others
- Pharmacologic options for managing the sensations of labor and delivery
- Partner bonding exercises that enhance your relationship before and during labor
- Birth partner preparation
- Birth plan development
- Labor stages
- C-section and vaginal delivery
- Baby procedures and practices at Duke Regional Hospital
- Postpartum coping to enhance bonding and encourage a smooth recovery
This class has blossomed from the core beliefs of midwifery. Expectant mothers and their birth partner or partners are invited to attend the classes together and embark on a journey toward awareness and preparation of mind, body, relationship and spirit. The added benefit of our classes is in the instructor’s experience. Our instructor, Anne Brand, is a certified nurse midwife who has attended hundreds of births in her years of practice.
We are focused on providing expectant families with preparation and confidence for labor, birth, and parenting. We are continuously evolving as each class brings a greater awareness of what families need to achieve a successful birth.
Enrollment is handled through Birthing With Confidence.
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
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