There is always something going on at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas! In addition to prenatal and well women care we offer a wide variety of childbirth & early parenting education programs, drop-in support groups, movie screenings, and community events throughout the year.
Childbirth Essentials 5-week Series (10 hours)
Class 1: Late Pregnancy and Preparing for Labor
Changes of late pregnancy
Mental and physical preparation for labor
Class 2: Understanding Labor and Birth
Signs of Labor and what to expect
Stages of labor: what does each stage look and feel like, and how to navigate.
Class 3: Birth Planning, Interventions and Complications
**Optional group tour of BCNWA collaborating hospital Mercy
Navigating routine procedure
Introducing potential interventions and complications
Optional Tour of Mercy Labor and Delivery
Class 4: Coping and Comfort Measures
Relaxation and breathing techniques
Positions and movements to take in labor
Focus on partner specific comfort measures
Labor Rehearsal/contraction practice
Class 5: Postpartum Mom and Baby
Immediate postpartum: what to expect and suggestions
4th trimester, touching on normal newborn and breastfeeding
Childbirth Essentials Express 2-week Saturday Series (8 hours)
Class 1: Late Pregnancy, Preparing for Labor, Understanding Labor and Delivery
Condenses information provided in classes 1 and 2 of Childbirth Essentials course and introduces coping and comfort.
Class 2: Birth Planning, Interventions and Complications, Coping and Comfort and Postpartum Mom and Baby
Condenses information provided in class 3 and 5 with labor rehearsal/contraction practice.
*This class does not include a tour of Mercy Labor and Delivery