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
Two-Day Prepared Childbirth Classes:
Offered every other month at Durham Women’s Clinic
Saturday 9:00am-2:30pm and Sunday 1:00pm -5:30pm
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.
$200 for you + support person
Birth in our culture
The normal, natural process of labor and birth, and health-care + self-care practices that support it
Changes during late pregnancy, warning signs, and the stages of labor
A wide variety of proven coping strategies for managing pain and emotions in labor
How to support your loved one in labor
Movement, positioning, and breathing during labor and birth
Common medical interventions and their indications, risks, and alternatives
Birthing with an epidural or other pain medications
What if's- (When plans change, What to do when you don't know what to do)
How to communicate with your health-care provider
Developing a practical plan for birth and after birth
Healing After Birth and Bringing Baby Home
Changing emotions, moods, and roles
Thriving in marriage/partnership/parenting
Enrollment is handled through Restoring Balance.
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