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community classes & support groups

Classes to prepare parents and grandparents welcoming a new child into the family! 

Community Classes

Monthly prenatal and postpartum support groups. Find your birth community!

support groups

Learn to ask questions and advocate for your maternity care needs!

actt workshops

Community Classes

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Childbirth Class

Join us for a free, in-person childbirth class taught by a Lamaze-certified instructor. You'll learn about what happens in the last weeks of pregnancy, the stages of labor, how to share your preferences with medical staff, and some basic comfort techniques for coping with the sensations of birth. 

 

2024 Class Dates:

Saturday, February 17th at ELI Thrive

Saturday, April 20th at Crescent Cultural Community Center

Saturday, July 20th at ELI Thrive

Saturday, October 19th at Crescent Cultural Community Center

Time:

9 am to noon

Location Details:

ELI Thrive (Feb 17th, July 20th)

6525 1st Ave N

Birmingham, AL  35206

Crescent Cultural Community Center (April 20th, Oct 19th)

1121 Tuscaloosa Ave

Birmingham, AL 35211

Cost:

Free (donations welcome)

Grandparent's Class

Expecting a new grandchild? A lot has probably changed since you were a new parent! This class will help you get up to speed with current information about hospital labor & delivery procedures, newborn sleep & feeding, as well as prepare you to take care of your child as they recover from giving birth.

2024 Class Dates:

Saturday, February 17th at ELI Thrive

Saturday, April 20th at Crescent Cultural Community Center

Saturday, July 20th at ELI Thrive

Saturday, October 19th at Crescent Cultural Community Center

Time:

1 pm to 4 pm

 

Location Details:

ELI Thrive (Feb 17th, July 20th)

6525 1st Ave N

Birmingham, AL  35206

Crescent Cultural Community Center (April 20th, Oct 19th)

1121 Tuscaloosa Ave

Birmingham, AL 35211

Cost:

Free (donations welcome)

Support Groups

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Feel more supported in your pregnancy and parenting journey by joining in conversations with BirthWell Doulas and other parents.

You're welcome to bring your partner, your baby, a friend, or other family members to the group with you!

Prenatal Group

Prenatal Group at Crescent Cultural Community Center:

Saturday, February 24th

Saturday, March 16th

Saturday, April 13th

Saturday, May 11th

Rest of 2024 dates TBA

Time:

10 am to noon

Location Details:

1121 Tuscaloosa Ave

Birmingham, AL  35211

Postpartum Groups

Saturday Postpartum Group at Crescent Cultural Community Center:

Saturday, February 24th

Saturday, March 16th

Saturday, April 13th

Saturday, May 11th

Rest of 2024 dates TBA

Time:

10 am to noon

Location Details:

1121 Tuscaloosa Ave

Birmingham, AL  35211

Had a baby in the last year?

Join us!
And bring your baby with you!

Friday Postpartum Group at Starbucks: (2nd Friday of each month)

February 9th

March 8th

April 12th

May 10th

June 14th

July 12th

August 9th

September 13th

October 11th

November 8th

December 13th

Time:

10 am 

Location Details:

Starbucks

2401 Crossplex Blvd

Birmingham, AL  35208

ACTT Workshops

Developed by the Black Coalition for Safe Motherhood, ACTT Workshops are designed to help maternity care consumers learn more about their rights and practice self-advocacy skills so they are active participants in their care.

BirthWell Partners will be hosting workshops locally in Birmingham in the near future, but in the meantime, we encourage you to visit the BCFSM website and register for an online workshop.

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