Community Offerings

Having a baby is a big step, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. To provide support to parents-to-be as well as to help prepare for the birth experience and life with a newborn, EAMC offers a variety of helpful classes.

Registration and Information

Class schedules vary from month to month. Class dates are available on EAMC’s Calendar of Events page.

Registration is required for all classes except the Breastfeeding Support Group, and most classes charge a nominal fee. To register for a class, please contact the Health Resource Center at (334) 528-1260. You may also visit the Health Resource Center at 2027 Pepperell Parkway, across from the hospital.

The fee for each class must be paid upon registration. All checks should be made payable to:

East Alabama Medical Center
Health Resource Center
2027 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

Prepared Childbirth Class

This is an 8-hour childbirth preparation course (4 weeknights or 1 Saturday) providing valuable information for expectant parents.

  • Helps parents-to-be prepare for the birth of their baby, both physically and emotionally. It discusses what happens during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and post-partum.
  • Explains the anatomy of the reproductive system and the physiology of labor and delivery.
  • Teaches relaxation and breathing techniques for use during labor and delivery.
  • Informs expectant parents of various medical interventions, including pain management, hospital procedures, and some variations of labor and delivery.

IMPORTANT: This class is limited to 10 couples, so early registration is important. The class should be completed before the start of your 8th month of pregnancy. Please be sure to bring 2 pillows to the first session.

Breastfeeding Support Group

This group provides a comfortable place for breastfeeding mothers to share ideas as well as seek emotional support.

When: Meets each Thursday
Time: 12 noon
Place: 3rd Floor Dayroom, East Alabama Medical Center
No registration required!