Classes & Events

To prepare and nurture

Magnolia Core Classes

These classes are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

✿Your Best Birth - 4 class series

“Your Best Birth” is a four-week basic childbirth series for first-time mothers and partners, or a great refresher for parents who have given birth before, but are striving for a Birth Center experience with less intervention. While open to anyone, this series is tailored for those who are giving birth at Magnolia Birth Center. Classes cover third trimester progression, the physiology of labor, relaxation and positioning techniques, as well as labor support for an unmedicated birth.

This childbirth series fills quickly and requires pre-registrations. Cost is $120 per couple (waived for MBC clients). An additional support person such as a doula may attend if space allows. The series is four classes and students should plan to attend all four classes, beginning with the first Thursday of the month. To register contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN, at surondar@yahoo.com or 336-669-5644.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a favorite pillow. No children please. NOTE – if you are planning to labor in the tub, you must also take “Waterbirth Essentials” class separately.

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Suronda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

✿Water Birth Essentials

Laboring and giving birth in the water is a gentle form of comfort for both mom and baby. In this two-hour class we will separate fact from fiction, and learn about the equipment needed, the management of the pool, where to buy and rent equipment and how to use water most effectively in labor. Participants will receive a certificate at the end.

This class is offered for all participants at no cost. It is required for all MBC clients planning to labor or birth in the tub. To register contact instructor Mary Gillett at magnoliaclasses@gmail.com

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Mary’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

✿Breastfeeding: Best Beginnings

Learn how to get started in your breastfeeding journey including, first hours, positioning, latch, how to know your baby is feeding well and more. We will also cover common issues and how to manage them. This class is for moms and partners.  Cost is $35 but offered at no cost to Magnolia clients.

Register with Linda at lindacoppola55@gmail.com or call 336-255-8311.

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Linda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

✿Hello Baby!

Hello Baby! is an interactive hour and a half class covering the basics of caring for both newborn and mom in the important days following birth, as well as that all-important fourth trimester. Class will cover newborn characteristics, baby and postpartum care for mom, and when to seek medical attention.

To register contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN, at surondar@yahoo.com or 336-669-5644. Cost is $30 per family unit (waived for MBC clients.)

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Suronda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Childbirth Classes

✿Your Best Birth - 4 class series

“Your Best Birth” is a four-week basic childbirth series for first-time mothers and partners, or a great refresher for parents who have given birth before, but are striving for a Birth Center experience with less intervention. While open to anyone, this series is tailored for those who are giving birth at Magnolia Birth Center. Classes cover third trimester progression, the physiology of labor, relaxation and positioning techniques, as well as labor support for an unmedicated birth.

This childbirth series fills quickly and requires pre-registrations. Cost is $120 per couple (waived for MBC clients). An additional support person such as a doula may attend if space allows. The series is four classes and students should plan to attend all four classes, beginning with the first Thursday of the month. To register contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN, at surondar@yahoo.com or 336-669-5644.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a favorite pillow. No children please. NOTE – if you are planning to labor in the tub, you must also take “Waterbirth Essentials” class separately.

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Suronda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

✿Water Birth Essentials

Laboring and giving birth in the water is a gentle form of comfort for both mom and baby. In this two-hour class we will separate fact from fiction, and learn about the equipment needed, the management of the pool, where to buy and rent equipment and how to use water most effectively in labor. Participants will receive a certificate at the end.

This class is offered for all participants at no cost. It is required for all MBC clients planning to labor or birth in the tub. To register contact instructor Mary Gillett at magnoliaclasses@gmail.com

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Mary’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Bradley Method
Bradley Method is a natural childbirth class that focuses on giving mother and her partner access to information and be empowered to make decisions during her pregnancy and labor.  Classes will go over all the options for birth and couples will walk away feeling confident to make decisions they feel are best.  Our primary goal is to have a healthy mom and a healthy baby. Bradley Childbirth is a series of childbirth classes.

To register contact instructor Sarah Carter at naturalbabyhappyfamily@gmail.com.

Cost is $325 per 10 week series. The next series starts January 6.

Hypnobirthing

This comprehensive birth preparation series gives mother and their partners all the tools needed for a calm and peaceful birth. Using guided meditation, self-hypnosis and visualization, expectant mothers learn to break the fear-tension-pain cycle that often causes discomfort during labor or birth. Mothers are taught techniques to eliminate anxiety and promote deep relaxation. Five classes, each 2.5 hours long, will combine instruction with hands-on practice. Students will receive a book, two relaxation CD’s and a script for at-home practice. Hypnobirthing was developed by Marie Mongan, a hypnotherapist and mother herself. It is the only birth preparation program developed by women, for women.

Cost is $295 per couple. Register with instructor Karen Hornfeck at Wise Elephant Wellness.

Baby Care & Breastfeeding

✿Breastfeeding: Best Beginnings

Learn how to get started in your breastfeeding journey including, first hours, positioning, latch, how to know your baby is feeding well and more. We will also cover common issues and how to manage them. This class is for moms and partners.  Cost is $35 but offered at no cost to Magnolia clients.

Register with Linda at lindacoppola55@gmail.com or call 336-255-8311.

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Linda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

✿Hello Baby!

Hello Baby! is an interactive hour and a half class covering the basics of caring for both newborn and mom in the important days following birth, as well as that all-important fourth trimester. Class will cover newborn characteristics, baby and postpartum care for mom, and when to seek medical attention.

To register contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN, at surondar@yahoo.com or 336-669-5644. Cost is $30 per family unit (waived for MBC clients.)

✿Classes marked with a ✿ are offered at no charge to Magnolia Birth Center clients.

See Suronda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Lactation Circle

Problem-solving, latch and weight checks for a reasonable cost in a non-judgmental, supportive group environment with Certified Lactation consultant Linda Coppola from Peaceful Beginnings and Magnolia nurse Leah Dunlap. Cost is $25 for a two hour session.

Register with Linda at lindacoppola55@gmail.com or call 336-255-8311. Open to all breastfeeding moms and nursing babies/children.

See Linda’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Magical Hours: Attachment & Bonding at Birth

From bonding to breastfeeding, those first two hours make all the difference! So much happens at birth, from hormone surges to setting in as a family. Come discover just how important an uninterrupted two hours is for a family. This class is offered quarterly in April, June, August and November.

Class is $15 per couple. To register call instructor Erin Balkind at 336-209-4929.

Wellness

Magnolia Moms - Open to all moms!

Come and hangout with your little at a Magnolia Mom Meet up. You don’t have to be one of our clients to come!  Mom-ing isn’t always easy and sometimes you need adult conversation – come meet other moms and swap stories of sleepless nights, potty-training secrets for older siblings, recipes, or just get out of the house and come to visit!  We offer a non-judgemental and breastfeeding-friendly space to meet other moms and enjoy their company.  No cost and nonRSVP required- just show up!

We meet the last Wednesday of every month from 10-11am.

See the Events Calendar

Prenatal Yoga

You are pregnant and your body is changing so fast! If this is your first birth, you’re probably wondering what is happening, and what will birth be like? If you’ve birthed before, you may wish to prepare consciously for your next birth. Using the tools of yoga, I invite you to connect with your body, your baby and your intuition to prepare for birth and motherhood.

In class participants can expect to move with the breath and intention in a slow flowing practice with gentle opening, strengthening, breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques. All of the work we do in class will help prepare you for a peaceful and joyful experience of birth.

Classes are $15 for a drop-in.
Class packages are available (8 classes for $100 or 4 classes for $54)

To register visit www.Sacred-Rhythms.com

See Dawn’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Yoga

This 8-Session Package offers participants the opportunity to begin (or enhance) a regular yoga practice. Classes are Baptiste-inspired, power yoga sessions and are 60-minutes in length. Each session is open to all levels of practice. This physical practice offers strengthening, focus, flexibility and endurance on and off the mat. Participants are asked to please bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle

To register, contact cheri@chericoaching.com. Cost is $80 for an 8 session series.

See Cheri’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Nurturing the Pregnant Couple

Nurturing the Pregnant Couple is a three-hour class focusing on massage techniques to benefit the expectant mother, her partner, and their baby. Students will learn nurturing and effective massage techniques, and give moms a pregnancy massage. Participants will also learn positions and acupressure points to assist in the labor process. Partners will receive “shiatsu” massage.

Cost is $45 per couple. Please do not bring children or additional family members. To register contact instructor Tag Woods at tagwoods@triad.rr.com or call 336-992-6135.

See Tag’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Baby’s First Massage

Infant massage is a simple, research-based way to promote a nurturing connection in a time often stressful for both baby and family. It offers coping skills for common issues such as little sleep or irritated digestion. The process is a simple way parents can communicate with their babies through massage, increasing the bond and learning sensitive touch skills to create a strong family foundation of love, esteem and respect.

Cost is $18 per family. To register contact instructor Tag Woods at tagwoods@triad.rr.com or call 336-992-6135.

See Tag’s Bio

See the Events Calendar

Calendar

View the full calendar here.

Apr
3
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this class you are invited to connect with your body and your baby to prepare for birth and motherhood. Expect to move with your breath and intention in a slow flowing practice with gentle opening, strengthening, breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques in preparation for an empowered and joyful birth. New and seasoned yoga practitioners are welcome to experience this uniquely feminine way of practicing.
Apr
4
Thu
Your Best Birth @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This four week childbirth class is open to the community, but is designed especially for Magnolia Birth Center clients who are planning an unmedicated birth.  This class is fun and discussion-based so bring your questions!

To register, please contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN at surondar@yahoo.com or call 336-669-5644.  Class is offered at no cost for Magnolia Birth Center clients, and $120 per couple for outside students.  A new 4-week series typically begins on the first Thursday of each month.  This class is not appropriate for children.

Please note – if you are planning to labor or birth in a tub, you must take the Waterbirth Essentials class separately.

Apr
6
Sat
Triad Tot Toters meeting @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room B
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come to this free community meeting to learn all you need to know about safe baby wearing.  No RSVP required.

Apr
9
Tue
Yoga @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join Certified Health Coach and Yoga Instructor Cheri Timmons for an 8 week yoga package to get your day started right!  This (non-prenatal) 8-Session Baptiste-inspired power yoga package offers participants the opportunity to begin (or enhance) a regular yoga practice.

Working with all levels, this physical practice offers strengthening, focus, flexibility and endurance on and off the mat. Participants are asked to please bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. No children please.  The full 8 session package costs $80, paid directly to instructor.  To register, contact cheri@chericoaching.com; 336-365-8420.

8-week sessions begin 2/19 and 4/30

 

Triad Tot Toters Carrier Exchange Meeting @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room B
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Free event with Triad Tot Toters.  No RSVP required.

Bradley Childbirth Method @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A and B
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This natural childbirth class educates mom and her partner to make informed decisions during her pregnancy and labor. To register for Bradley classes, contact instructor Sarah Carter at naturalbabyhappyfamily@gmail.com,  Cost is $325 per couple for a 10 week series.

Apr
10
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this class you are invited to connect with your body and your baby to prepare for birth and motherhood. Expect to move with your breath and intention in a slow flowing practice with gentle opening, strengthening, breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques in preparation for an empowered and joyful birth. New and seasoned yoga practitioners are welcome to experience this uniquely feminine way of practicing.
Apr
11
Thu
Lactation Circle @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Problem-solving, latch and weight checks for a reasonable cost in a non-judgmental, supportive group environment with Certified Lactation consultant Linda Coppola from Peaceful Beginnings and Magnolia nurse Leah Dunlap.  Cost is $25 for a two hour session.  Register with Linda at lindacoppola55@gmail.com or call 336-255-8311.  Open to all breastfeeding moms and nursing babies/children.

Breastfeeding: Best Beginnings @ Magnolia Birth Center
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn how to get started in your breastfeeding journey including, how to get started, positioning, latch, how to know your baby is feeding well and more. We will also cover common issues and how to manage them. This class is for moms and partners. Register with Linda at lindacoppola55@gmail.com or call 336-255-8311.

Your Best Birth @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This four week childbirth class is open to the community, but is designed especially for Magnolia Birth Center clients who are planning an unmedicated birth.  This class is fun and discussion-based so bring your questions!

To register, please contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN at surondar@yahoo.com or call 336-669-5644.  Class is offered at no cost for Magnolia Birth Center clients, and $120 per couple for outside students.  A new 4-week series typically begins on the first Thursday of each month.  This class is not appropriate for children.

Please note – if you are planning to labor or birth in a tub, you must take the Waterbirth Essentials class separately.

Apr
13
Sat
Magical Hours @ Magnolia Birth Center
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Erin Balkind,  to learn the magic of the first two undisturbed hours of life, and how these hours can make all the difference!  To register contact Erin at ebalkind@gmail.com or call (336) 209-4929.  Cost is $15 per couple.

Apr
15
Mon
Water Birth Essentials @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room A
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Laboring and giving birth in the water is a gentle form of comfort for both mom and baby. In this two-hour class we will separate fact from fiction, and learn about the equipment needed, the management of the pool, where to buy and rent equipment and how to use water most effectively in labor. Participants will receive a certificate at the end.

This class is offered for all participants at no cost. It is required for all MBC clients planning to labor or birth in the tub. To register contact instructor Mary Gillett at magnoliaclasses@gmail.com

Apr
16
Tue
Bradley Childbirth Method @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A and B
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This natural childbirth class educates mom and her partner to make informed decisions during her pregnancy and labor. To register for Bradley classes, contact instructor Sarah Carter at naturalbabyhappyfamily@gmail.com,  Cost is $325 per couple for a 10 week series.

Apr
17
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this class you are invited to connect with your body and your baby to prepare for birth and motherhood. Expect to move with your breath and intention in a slow flowing practice with gentle opening, strengthening, breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques in preparation for an empowered and joyful birth. New and seasoned yoga practitioners are welcome to experience this uniquely feminine way of practicing.
Apr
18
Thu
Your Best Birth @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This four week childbirth class is open to the community, but is designed especially for Magnolia Birth Center clients who are planning an unmedicated birth.  This class is fun and discussion-based so bring your questions!

To register, please contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN at surondar@yahoo.com or call 336-669-5644.  Class is offered at no cost for Magnolia Birth Center clients, and $120 per couple for outside students.  A new 4-week series typically begins on the first Thursday of each month.  This class is not appropriate for children.

Please note – if you are planning to labor or birth in a tub, you must take the Waterbirth Essentials class separately.

Apr
23
Tue
Bradley Childbirth Method @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A and B
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This natural childbirth class educates mom and her partner to make informed decisions during her pregnancy and labor. To register for Bradley classes, contact instructor Sarah Carter at naturalbabyhappyfamily@gmail.com,  Cost is $325 per couple for a 10 week series.

Apr
24
Wed
Magnolia Mom Meet-up @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room A
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come and hangout with your little at a Magnolia Mom Meet-up. You don’t have to be one of our clients to come!  No RSVP and no fee…just show up!

Mom-ing isn’t always easy and sometimes you need adult conversation – come meet other moms and swap stories of sleepless nights, potty-training secrets for older siblings, recipes, or just get out of the house and come to visit! We offer a non-judgmental and breastfeeding-and-bottle-feeding-friendly space to meet other moms and enjoy their company.

Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this class you are invited to connect with your body and your baby to prepare for birth and motherhood. Expect to move with your breath and intention in a slow flowing practice with gentle opening, strengthening, breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques in preparation for an empowered and joyful birth. New and seasoned yoga practitioners are welcome to experience this uniquely feminine way of practicing.
Apr
25
Thu
Lactation Circle @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Problem-solving, latch and weight checks for a reasonable cost in a non-judgmental, supportive group environment with Certified Lactation consultant Linda Coppola from Peaceful Beginnings and Magnolia nurse Leah Dunlap.  Cost is $25 for a two hour session.  Register with Linda at lindacoppola55@gmail.com or call 336-255-8311.  Open to all breastfeeding moms and nursing babies/children.

Your Best Birth @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This four week childbirth class is open to the community, but is designed especially for Magnolia Birth Center clients who are planning an unmedicated birth.  This class is fun and discussion-based so bring your questions!

To register, please contact instructor Suronda Ricketts, RN at surondar@yahoo.com or call 336-669-5644.  Class is offered at no cost for Magnolia Birth Center clients, and $120 per couple for outside students.  A new 4-week series typically begins on the first Thursday of each month.  This class is not appropriate for children.

Please note – if you are planning to labor or birth in a tub, you must take the Waterbirth Essentials class separately.