Classes & Events

To prepare and nurture

Magnolia Core Classes

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

✿Your Best Birth
Your Best Birth is a four-week basic childbirth series for first-time expectant parents, or a great refresher for parents who have given birth before, but are striving for a more natural birth experience. While open to anyone, this series is tailored for those who are giving birth in a low intervention environment such as 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 may attend if space allows. The series is four classes and students should plan to attend all four classes from the beginning of the month. To register contact 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 the water birth class separately.

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

✿The Why and How of Waterbirth

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.

✿First Weeks: Breastfeeding and Bonding
Get off to a great start on your breastfeeding journey in the first few hours and days at home. This three-hour breastfeeding class will cover latch, physiology of milk production, how labor and birth can affect breastfeeding, and the benefits of a great breastfeeding relationship between mom and baby.

To register, contact instructor Christina Flaherty at christina@ncnaturalbaby.com. Cost is $25 per couple (waived for MBC clients.)

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

✿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.

Childbirth Classes

✿Your Best Birth
Your Best Birth is a four-week basic childbirth series for first-time expectant parents, or a great refresher for parents who have given birth before, but are striving for a more natural birth experience. While open to anyone, this series is tailored for those who are giving birth in a low intervention environment such as 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 may attend if space allows. The series is four classes and students should plan to attend all four classes from the beginning of the month. To register contact 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 the water birth class separately.

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

✿The Why and How of Waterbirth

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.

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 $275 per couple. Register with instructor Karen Hornfeck at Signup Genius

Breastfeeding & Baby Care

✿First Weeks: Breastfeeding and Bonding
Get off to a great start on your breastfeeding journey in the first few hours and days at home. This three-hour breastfeeding class will cover latch, physiology of milk production, how labor and birth can affect breastfeeding, and the benefits of a great breastfeeding relationship between mom and baby.

To register, contact instructor Christina Flaherty at christina@ncnaturalbaby.com. Cost is $25 per couple (waived for MBC clients.)

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

✿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.

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 settling in as a family, Come discover just how important an uninterrupted two hours is for a family.

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

Wellness

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

Postnatal Mom & Baby Yoga

Join us for a time of community, connection and gentle movement as you adjust to life with your new baby. This class will be relaxed and friendly as you move and listen to your body while connecting with baby. Posture and movement will help relieve tension from nursing and heal from the experiences of labor and birth. Breath work and meditation techniques will help you move mindfully into motherhood. Its ok if you come late. Its ok if you walk around or nurse or nap the whole class, and there will be ample time for relaxation! Come as soon after birth as you feel comfortable. No yoga experience necessary. Babies of all ages welcome.

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

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.

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.

Calendar

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Dec
17
Mon
The Hows and Whys of Waterbirth @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room A
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class will cover all the basics of the how’s and why’s of waterbirth.  Participants will recieve a certificate of attendance that is required at Women’s Hospital and Magnolia Birth Center for a water labor or birth.  There is no charge for this class.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact instructor Kenny Shulman at kennyshulman@aol.com.

Dec
18
Tue
First Weeks: Breastfeeding and Bonding @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get Breastfeeding off to a great start in those first hours and weeks with your new baby.  To register, contact instructor Christina Flaherty, at Christina@ncnaturalbaby.com.  Cost is $30 per couple.  Offered to Magnolia Birth Center clients at no cost.  Required for all MBC clients unless exempted by your midwife.

Dec
19
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Dec 19 @ 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.

Dec
20
Thu
Your Best Birth @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A
Dec 20 @ 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.

Dec
22
Sat
Post-partum Support Group with The Labor Ladies @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

No registration required for this first year postpartum support group.  Bring your babe in arms.   All feeding styles welcome.

Dec
26
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Dec 26 @ 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.

Dec
27
Thu
Lactation Circle @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 27 @ 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.

Dec
29
Sat
Hello Baby! @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room A
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This interactive class covers the basics of caring for both mom and baby in the important fourth trimester, especially for those families who go home from the birth center the same day.  To register, 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.  $30 per family for other participants.

Jan
2
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Jan 2 @ 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.

Jan
3
Thu
Your Best Birth @ Magnolia Birth Center, Rooms A
Jan 3 @ 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.

Jan
5
Sat
Triad Tot Toters meeting @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room B
Jan 5 @ 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.

Jan
6
Sun
HypnoBirthing
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a comprehensive class gives couples the tools needed for a calm and peaceful birth.

To register, contact certified Hypnobirth instructor Karen Hornfeck at www.wiseelephantwellness.com. Cost is $275 per couple.  Classes are taught approximately once per quarter.  Watch for 2019 schedule to be posted soon.

Jan
8
Tue
Triad Tot Toters Carrier Exchange Meeting @ Magnolia Birth Center - Room B
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Free event with Triad Tot Toters.  No RSVP required.

Jan
9
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
10
Thu
Lactation Circle @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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.

Jan
12
Sat
Post-partum Support Group with The Labor Ladies @ Magnolia Birth Center, Room B
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

No registration required for this first year postpartum support group.  Bring your babe in arms.   All feeding styles welcome.

Jan
13
Sun
HypnoBirthing
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a comprehensive class gives couples the tools needed for a calm and peaceful birth.

To register, contact certified Hypnobirth instructor Karen Hornfeck at www.wiseelephantwellness.com. Cost is $275 per couple.  Classes are taught approximately once per quarter.  Watch for 2019 schedule to be posted soon.

Jan
16
Wed
Prenatal Yoga @ Room B
Jan 16 @ 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.