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Optimize Prenatal Nutrition for Your Ideal Birth Experience

Description: Hoping for a natural or low intervention birth? Trying to stay out of the “high risk” category? Living in the information age, it can be difficult to wade through the misinformation and find the answers you seek. Proper nutrition before and during pregnancy is key to preventing complications. You will leave this workshop understanding the […]

Informed Childbirth Education

Are you looking for evidence-based, relevant and practical information for your pregnancy and labor? This 4 week course will help you! Topics to be discussed include: Preparation of the body and mind, phases and stages of labor, comfort measures and relaxation techniques, working with the body in labor, intervenions- pros, cons, alternatives, cesarean delivery, how […]

Childbirth Education

Our Childbirth Education class is a 3-4 hour comprehensive guide on the labor process, how birth works, common hospital and birth center procedures, birth planning, B.R.A.I.N., a brief overview of comfort measures, breastfeeding, the postpartum period and more. During this class, we will focus on how to stay calm in the moment and make thoughtful […]

Birth Partner 101

You’ve been to the childbirth education and Lamaze classes, and your wife/partner feels prepared for what her body is about to do. But do YOU feel prepared on how to support HER? Do you feel prepared on how to support YOU? Oftentimes, the birth partner gets pushed aside as mom is being taken care of. […]

I Am Afraid to Give Birth!

The 2nd Saturday of every month at Natural Beginnings  I Am Afraid to Give Birth! You are pregnant – yay! – and while you are looking forward to having your baby, you realize you are afraid to give birth. You may have stories from other women to fuel your fear, a previous experience that has you […]

The After Baby Club

A time to gather with other new moms for support and community. Get advice, tips, and encouragement from other moms as well as professional doulas. This group is facilitated by the For Love of Baby postpartum doulas. Whether this is your first baby or tenth, whether your baby is 1 day old or one year […]

Breastfeeding Classes

From 6:30-8:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month this two class series covers: Why breastfeed? How your body makes milk Latch and position What you need to know Returning to work Overcoming challenges Taught by Susie Hiatt, IBCLC at Natural Beginnings, the series cost is $40 Please contact Susie at 704-761-8264 […]

Comfort & Care

Register now for our next Comfort And Care class, held at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, NC. This four hour class combines our Comfort Measures workshop and Newborn Know How class. We also include a quick overview of the stages of labor. Perfect if you need a refresher or are short on time.  Cost is $70 […]

La Leche League of Lake Norman

The La Leche League of Lake Norman is hosting meetings at Natural Beginnings on the first Saturday of every month  at 10:30 am. This is an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding. Meetings are free of charge and available to everyone.


Nicole is an outstanding midwife. She is knowledgeable, kind-hearted, understanding and easy to talk to. With her help and encouragement I was able to give birth naturally. My "birth" day was better than I imagined and I am grateful for such an awesome midwife. I will come back to Nicole EVERY time!

- Bobbie Garland, RN