Classes and events for new parents, siblings and moms-to-be
We are happy to offer childbirth classes and child-related instruction to the patients of Women’s Health Texas. Our Austin OBGYNs want their patients to be aware of their philosophy and allow you an opportunity to ask questions. Classes are taught by qualified nurses.
About our childbirth classes
Our childbirth classes consist of a thorough explanation of the labor and delivery process, with an emphasis on a variety of relaxation techniques for labor. We will also discuss anesthesia options, Cesarean sections, variations of the birthing experience, and much more.
Our Saturday childbirth instruction also contains basic breastfeeding information and positive parenting concepts. We offer weekday evening classes OR you may choose our weekend day classes. Childbirth classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Basic childbirth classes
Taught by a labor and delivery nurse, these childbirth classes will include stages of labor, when to call for labor, information on the hospital stay, and an overview and practice of breathing and relaxation techniques you will use for natural labor or before you receive your epidural. A variety of positions used to enhance labor will be demonstrated. This childbirth instruction also briefly touches on variations of normal labor, such as inductions, interventions and C sections.
Baby care basics classes
This fun and interactive baby care class in Austin is designed to teach you the skills you need for those first weeks with your baby.
Sibling preparation classes
When a family is expecting a new baby, it can be hard for an older brother or sister to know what to do, what to expect or how to feel. This class was designed to help prepare young children, between the ages of 3 and 7, for changes that will occur when the new baby arrives. They’ll learn how to be a great sibling!
Infant CPR classes
This important childcare class is an American Heart Association class
Cathy Clark is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who offers breastfeeding classes outside of Women’s Health Texas. For more information and to register, please call her office at (512) 873-0700.
North Austin Medical Center labor and delivery tours
North Austin Medical Center provides free tours of labor and delivery and postpartum areas. Tours are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Tours start promptly and last approximately 45 minutes.
The tour meets at the lobby of the Women’s Center of Texas and from there, start the tour through the maternity unit. Kids are welcome to visit the maternity unit with you. You can call the tour line at (512) 901-6264 to hear instructions for how to register online and get answers to simple questions.
For more information, please contact NAMC at (512) 901-1000, or get more information from your childbirth educator.