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Comfort Measures for Labor

In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to utilize the 5 senses to enhance comfort during pregnancy and labor. Our professionally trained doulas will teach you some of their tips and tricks used for birth clients. These techniques can be practiced in almost any birthing situation, including whether or not you choose to […]

VBAC Education

Have you ever heard “Once a c-section, always a c-section?” More and more women are learning that this is no longer true. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is usually much safer and reasonable option versus a scheduled repeat cesarean. Our goal in this 2 hour class is to educate more women about this option and provide […]

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, interventions- 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 101

From 11am-2pm one Saturday each month this class 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 class cost is $40 Please contact Hannah at 704-380-3722 for more information or to register Upcoming classes: […]

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.

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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