Whether you’re a first-time mother-to-be, expectant father, or an
experienced parent, education is an important part of a healthy pregnancy.
We offer a variety of fun, informative and convenient classes to help
you and your family get ready for your new bundle of joy.
Previously located at the Health First Center in Valley Hills Mall, CVMC
Maternal Child Education (The POD) classes are now located on the ground
floor of the Women & Children Pavilion at our main medical center
campus on Fairgrove Church Road in Hickory.
A variety of high quality programs to assist every family through the childbirth
Classes & Programs Offered at The POD:
Lamaze Classes – A class series to prepare mother and support person for labor,
birth and postpartum. The birthing process, relaxation, breathing techniques
and medication options for birth are discussed.
Lactation Supplies – CVMC is ready to help moms-to-be with a full line of maternity
and nursing bras, breast pumps for purchase or rental, and breastfeeding
accessories and supplies by Medela®. We stock many hard to find sizes
and styles in Bravado and Medela maternity bras and tanks ranging from
32 to 44. We offer professional bra fittings for our nursing moms and
moms to be. We also carry a line of award winning BG & Co birthing gowns.
“Great Start” Breastfeeding Class – This class covers prenatal breastfeeding basics to get you and
your baby off to a great start! This class is taught by a certified Lactation
Infant CPR – For expectant parents and grand-parents, this class will teach the proper
techniques for infant CPR and choking. Classes are small to allow individual
instruction. Not a certification class
Baby Basics 101 – CVMC’s basic baby care class teaches expectant parents the
skills needed to care for their new baby from birth through one year of age.
Baby and Me Breastfeeding Group – A certified Lactation Consultant will be available to answer your
breastfeeding questions. Meet other moms who are breastfeeding. An infant
scale is available to weigh your baby.
Infant Car Seat Class – Car seats save lives, but only when used correctly. Parents learn
how to choose and install a rear-facing infant car seat and safely secure
Birthing Center Tours – See for yourself why so many parents-to-be choose CVMC Birthing
Center; take a walking tour of our birthing facilities and learn what
to expect when it’s time to deliver. Pre-registration for Birthing
Center Tours is required.
Ask about classes offered by The POD, please email Ella Thompson, CVMC
Childbirth Educator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 828.326.3062 at the end of your first trimester.