Education Classes


Labor Learning and Baby Basics Class

Our childbirth classes help to prepare parents for the arrival of their new baby. During this class, parents are given a tour of the birthing suites, nursery, and postpartum suites. We review the stages of labor, postpartum care, and newborn care. Our certified Lamaze Educator and Certified Labor Doula will review pain control including natural pain relief, medications, and anesthesia. We offer weeknight classes (one class per week for four weeks) and Saturday classes.

Class Dates:
January 27, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 21, 2018
May 19, 2018
June 16, 2018
July 28, 2018
August 11, 2018
September 22, 2018
October 20, 2018
November 24, 2018
December 8, 2018

Time: 8:00am–2:00pm

Cost: $45



Simply Birth

Simply Birth is our childbirth class tailored for those planning for a natural, medication-free birth. Our classes at ECM for 2018 will take place every other month on a Saturday from 9am–1pm. We will meet in the classroom on the 4th floor next to the nursery. During which you will learn about the process of birth, birth plan options, comfort measures, massage techniques, breathing tips, effective positions, and much more! We also will take a tour of the 4th floor. You will leave this class prepared and confident!

Class Dates:
January 6, 2018
March 3, 2018
June 2, 2018
August 4, 2018
October 6, 2018
December 1, 2018

Time: 9:00am–1:00pm

Cost: $65; $50 for Shoals Doula Group Clients




This class is taught by nurses experienced in helping our moms learn how to breastfeed successfully. Instruction includes information about: prenatal preparation; nutrition; breast care; nursing positions; nursing bras; milk storage; and breast pumping.

Class Dates:
January 22, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 16, 2018
June 11, 2018
July 23, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 29, 2018
December 10, 2018

Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm

Location: Family classroom

Cost: $10



Sibling Class

This is a special class for children ages 2-10 who are expecting a new baby in their family. This class includes instructions about: holding; diaper-changing; and other “big helper ideas”. Each child will receive a Big Brother/Big Sister T-shirt. The Sibling’s Class is offered monthly. Those who register after a class becomes full will be scheduled during the 11:00 hour, of the same day, and will receive letter notifying them of the change.

Class Dates:
To be updated.

Time: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Location: Family classroom

Cost: $10 for the first child and $5 per child after that