We are thrilled to offer a wide variety of childbirth and early parenting education programs, as well as community events throughout the year.

Core Classes

Childbirth Essentials - 4 Week Series
Childbirth Essentials - Express Saturday Series
Breastfeeding Basics
Newborn Care & Safety

To register, please review the schedule and sign up online via Schedulicity.


Childbirth Essentials: 4-week Series

Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm

Class 1: Late Pregnancy and Preparing for Labor

  • Changes of late pregnancy

  • Nutrition

  • Mental and physical preparation for labor

  • Introducing methods on coping

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

  • Comfort measures for labor

  • Focus on partner specific comfort measures

Class 3: Birth Planning, Interventions and Complications**

  • Birth Planning

  • Introducing potential interventions and complications

  • Navigating informed decision making

Class 4: Postpartum Mom and Baby

  • Immediate postpartum: what to expect and suggestions

  • Postpartum support and expectations for mom and baby

  • Labor Rehearsal/Contraction practice

 

Childbirth Essentials Express: Saturday Series

Saturdays, 8:30am-4pm

AM: 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.

PM: 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.


Breastfeeding Basics

Saturdays, 8:30am-12pm

Class Content

  • Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby

  • How is breast milk made and how do I make enough?

  • How do I latch my baby without any pain

  • How do I tell my baby is getting enough milk?

  • What are common problems and how to fix them?

  • Bras/pillows/pumps- essential breastfeeding needs

  • I made it the first two weeks- what now?!

  • Going back to work

  • Q&A


Newborn Care & Safety

Saturdays, 1-3:30pm

Class Content

  • Characteristics of the Newborn

    • Routine Baby Care

    • Signs/Symptoms of illness

    • Crying

    • Bathing

    • Basic car seat safety

    • Infant sleep strategies

  • Infant Development

  • SIDS prevention

  • Prevention & care of common injuries during the first year of life

Our Instructors:

Brittany Clark, RN  From a young age, Brittany knew that caring for women in pregnancy and labor was her passion, stating “pregnancy and labor are transformative and influential experiences for women and their families. It is important to me that our families receive the education and support they need to have a healthy and empowering pregnancy, birth and postpartum”.  While attending University of Arkansas she underwent training in labor support and practiced as a labor Doula. After graduating with her BSN from the University of Arkansas and completing a Labor and Delivery internship, she joined the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas in October of 2013. Brittany worked in both the hospital setting and in the Birth Center until the birth of her son in 2015. In 2016 Brittany achieved Nursing Board Certification as a Registered Nurse expert in Maternal Newborn Care (RNC-MNN). In April 2016, Brittany worked exclusively at the Birth Center of NWA and taught the Childbirth Education Classes until the closure of the Birth Center in December 2018.

Brittany Clark, RN

From a young age, Brittany knew that caring for women in pregnancy and labor was her passion, stating “pregnancy and labor are transformative and influential experiences for women and their families. It is important to me that our families receive the education and support they need to have a healthy and empowering pregnancy, birth and postpartum”.

While attending University of Arkansas she underwent training in labor support and practiced as a labor Doula. After graduating with her BSN from the University of Arkansas and completing a Labor and Delivery internship, she joined the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas in October of 2013. Brittany worked in both the hospital setting and in the Birth Center until the birth of her son in 2015. In 2016 Brittany achieved Nursing Board Certification as a Registered Nurse expert in Maternal Newborn Care (RNC-MNN). In April 2016, Brittany worked exclusively at the Birth Center of NWA and taught the Childbirth Education Classes until the closure of the Birth Center in December 2018.

Joy Stay, RN  Joy’s passion for helping people is what drew her to nursing. Her journey in nursing has taken her all over the world and she has enjoyed working in local hospitals in Pediatrics, Gynecology, Postpartum and a few others.  Joy graduated from nursing school in 2011. She started working at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas in 2014 and was there until it closed in December 2020. She obtained her IBCLC certification in March 2017..  She has three beautiful children, all born in unique circumstances, that have deepened her breadth of experience.

Joy Stay, RN

Joy’s passion for helping people is what drew her to nursing. Her journey in nursing has taken her all over the world and she has enjoyed working in local hospitals in Pediatrics, Gynecology, Postpartum and a few others.

Joy graduated from nursing school in 2011. She started working at the Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas in 2014 and was there until it closed in December 2020. She obtained her IBCLC certification in March 2017..

She has three beautiful children, all born in unique circumstances, that have deepened her breadth of experience.