Classes and Special Programs

Prepared Childbirth Classes

We are delighted you have chosen Frye Regional Medical Center as the birthplace of your baby and to share in this exciting time in your life. We want to be of service to you in every way possible. 

The following information will serve as your guide through the various programs and services available at Frye.

If you have any additional questions after reviewing this material, please call 828.315.3041

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Prepared Childbirth Classes

This class covers labor, delivery, postpartum care, inductions, pain control methods, cesarean sections and more. The third class offers up-to-date breastfeeding education based on evidence-based research.

Prepared Childbirth classes are held from 1:30 - 7:00 pm on the following Saturdays:

  • July 20
  • August 24
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 14

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding classes cover a wide variety of topics, including the benefits of breastfeeding, tips for working mothers who breastfeed their babies, North Carolina breastfeeding laws, pumping and storing breast milk, choosing a breast pump, and other issues such as maintaining milk supply. Resources and products that are especially helpful are available. Partners are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, call 828.315.3041

Breastfeeding Classes are held from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on the following Mondays:

  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 16

Breastfeeding Moms Support Group

Join other breastfeeding or pumping mothers and share breastfeeding experiences on how to get started or how to maintain breastfeeding while continuing to work. A lactation consultant is available to answer questions.Just drop by the OB classroom at the Frye Birthing Center. No registration is required. For more information, call 828.315.3041

Breastfeeding Support Groups are held on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:

  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 6
  • December 11

Breastfeeding Support Groups are also held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:

  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Sibling Tours

Becoming a sibling for the first time is a very special event. We have a class designed just for the big brother or big sister in your family. This fun and interactive class for children ages 3-7 teaches them what it is like to have a new baby in the home. Your child will learn how to hold and diaper their new sibling using demonstration dolls. Each child will receive a certificate upon completion. Parents should attend with the child. For more information or to register, call 828.315.3104.

Sibling Tours are available from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • August 3
  • October 5
  • December 7

Car Seat Safety Classes

Car Seat Safety Classes are available from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • August 3
  • October 5
  • December 7

Baby Safety Classes

Baby Safety Classes provide infant CPR training and education on a variety of important topics such as bathing, circumcision care, cord care and proper positioning for baby while sleeping. For more information or to register, call 828.315.3104.

Baby Safety Classes are available from 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • August 3
  • October 5
  • December 7

Free Tools Are Available

Be prepared for a smooth hospital stay and focus on what’s most important – those first few moments with your new family. Free tools are available. Go to and download the mobile app to learn about practices that can get families off to a great start. Coeffective is a Baby Friendly hospital initiative.

Find Us

Frye Regional Birthing Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601

Phone: (828) 315-3272

Fax: (828) 315-4163

Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

When you come to the hospital on weekdays between 5 am and 5 pm, come to the 5th Ave NE Same Day Surgery entrance and utilize our free valet parking service. After 5 pm and on weekends, you may be dropped off at the Same Day Surgery entrance and have a family member park your vehicle. If you have an emergency, please go directly to our emergency department (ED) and we will escort you to the labor and delivery unit if needed.