Class­es and Sup­port Groups

Understanding Birth Class

Do you have questions on what to expect about your labor and delivery experience at Onslow Memorial Hospital? Understanding Birth is an overview on childbirth, recovery, newborn care, breastfeeding, and a tour of the Maternal-Child Unit. This class will provide expectant families with tools for planning their childbirth experience. Information on Labor, Delivery, Breastfeeding and “After Baby” care will be provided during this FREE 1-day session. Participants should be in their 7th month of pregnancy. Due to limited space availability, children are not allowed to attend the class; please make prior childcare arrangements.

Class size is limited to nine (9) people total. Class will run Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Department.

To sign up, please call the Education Department at 910-577-2581.

We are currently not providing department tours in order to better protect our patients and infants from COVID-19. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep you as safe as possible.

Understanding Birth Classes 2022 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

  • January 15 - CANCELLED
  • Feb 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • December 10

Understanding Breastfeeding Class

Understanding Breastfeeding is an introductory class intended for expectant families looking for more information regarding breastfeeding. Topics covered will include a brief overview of breastfeeding, its benefits, and how to be successful with breastfeeding. This class will allow expectant families the opportunity to interact with our IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) prior to delivery. Participants may be at any point in their pregnancy.

When our instructors offer live classes, they utilize a platform called Ready, Set, Baby, as their instructional format. If you'd prefer virtual education, they are offering a free online resource for parents with materials to fit their needs. Click here to access the information.

Class size is limited to nine (9) people. Classes are held the 4th Saturday of each month, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Department.

Due to limited space availability, please pre-register with our Education Department by calling 910-577-2581. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to attend the class; please make prior childcare arrangements.

Understanding Breastfeeding Classes 2022 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

  • January 22 - CANCELLED
  • Feb 26
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17