Classes and Special Programs

Prepared Childbirth Classes

We are delighted you have chosen Frye Regional Medical Center as the birthplace of your baby and to share in this exciting time in your life. We want to be of service to you in every way possible. 

The following information will serve as your guide through the various programs and services available at Frye. If you have any additional questions after reviewing this material or would like to register, please contact us at Frye.baby@lpnt.net or call us at 828.315.3104.

Prepared childbirth classes, breastfeeding and refresher classes are designed to prepare you for many aspects of childbirth. We want to help you be as prepared as possible
for the arrival of your new family member.

This class covers labor, delivery, postpartum care, inductions, pain control methods, cesarean sections and more. The third class offers up-to-date breastfeeding education based on evidence-based research. For more information or to register, contact Frye.baby@lpnt.net or call 828.315.3104.

Prepared Childbirth classes are held from 1:30 – 7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • April 21, 2018
  • May 19, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • July 14, 2018
  • August 25, 2018
  • September 22, 2018
  • October 20, 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • December 15, 2018
 

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding classes cover a wide variety of topics, including the benefits of breastfeeding, tips for working mothers who breastfeed their babies, North Carolina breastfeeding laws, pumping and storing breast milk, choosing a breast pump, and other issues such as maintaining milk supply. Resources and products that are especially helpful are available. Partners are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, call 828.315.3041.

Breastfeeding Classes are held from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on the following dates:

  • April 16, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 18, 2018
  • July 16, 2018
  • August 20, 2018
  • September 17, 2018
  • October 15, 2018
  • November 19, 2018
  • December 17, 2018
 

Breastfeeding Moms Support Group

Join other breastfeeding or pumping mothers and share breastfeeding experiences on how to get started or how to maintain breastfeeding while continuing to work. A lactation consultant is available to answer questions.Just drop by the OB classroom at the Frye Birthing Center. No registration is required. For more information, call 828.315.3041.

Support Groups are held on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 11, 2018
  • May 9, 2018
  • June 13, 2018
  • July 3, 2018
  • August 8, 2018
  • September 12, 2018
  • October 10, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 12, 2018
 

Support Groups are also held from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September 18, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • November 20, 2018
  • December 18, 2018

Sibling Tours

Becoming a sibling for the first time is a very special event. We have a class designed just for the big brother or big sister in your family. This fun and interactive class for children ages 3-7 teaches them what it is like to have a new baby in the home. Your child will learn how to hold and diaper their new sibling using demonstration dolls. Each child will receive a certificate upon completion. Parents should attend with the child. For more information or to register, contact frye.baby@lpnt.net or call 828.315.3104.

Sibling Tours are available from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:

  • April 7, 2018
  • June 2, 2018
  • August 4, 2018
  • October 6, 2018
  • December 1, 2018
  

Car Seat Safety Classes

Car Seat Safety Classes are available from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 7, 2018
  • June 2, 2018
  • August 4, 2018
  • October 6, 2018
  • December 1, 2018
 

Baby Safety Classes

Baby Safety Classes provide infant CPR training and education on a variety of important topics such as bathing, circumcision care, cord care and proper positioning for baby while sleeping. For more information or to register, contact frye.baby@lpnt.net or call 828.315.3104.

Baby Safety Classes are available from 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 7, 2018
  • June 2, 2018
  • August 4, 2018
  • October 6, 2018
  • December 1, 2018

Free Tools Are Available

Be prepared for a smooth hospital stay and focus on what’s most important – those first few moments with your new family. Free tools are available. Go to Coeffective.com and download the mobile app to learn about practices that can get families off to a great start. Coeffective is a Baby Friendly hospital initiative.
 

Find Us

Frye Regional Birthing Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828.315.3104