Classes

Our professionals are dedicated to preparing parents for the arrival of their baby. Parent education classes provide answers to all your questions about childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, C-sections and more. Please register three to four months before your due date to ensure you have time to complete each course before your baby arrives.

Expectant parents may take classes at any convenient location regardless of where they plan to deliver.

  • St. David’s Medical Center Campus
  • St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Campus
  • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Campus

REALITY CHILDBIRTH

Reality Childbirth Class will tell you everything you want to know about childbirth and more. The topics covered are: healthy pregnancy, labor expectations and terminology, pain management, birth preferences, labor rehearsal, unexpected situations, and post-delivery care. Online child birth classes are also available.

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BREASTFEEDING BASICS

The Breastfeeding Basics course will assist you in getting off to a good start. Our Lactation Consultants talk about how goals, expectations, and persistence go hand in hand. The topics include:

  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • Helping babies latch
  • Waking a sleepy baby
  • Engorgement
  • Tips for increasing milk supply
  • Nutrition for Mom
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk

Breastfeeding is a learned experience for both Mom and baby. Classes contribute to breastfeeding success.

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BABY CARE BOOT CAMP

Baby Care Boot Camp will help you to get to know this new little person in your life. The essentials include:

  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Sleeping expectations
  • Swaddling
  • Vaccinating
  • Learning baby’s cues

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BIRTH CENTER TOURS FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS

Join a group of expectant parents to visit or determine where your baby will make their first appearance.

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SIBLING CLASS

A sibling class for children ages 3-10 years is available to expectant families. This class will help ready your child for the arrival of their new sibling.

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INFANT AND CHILD CPR

Expectant parents may take classes at any convenient location regardless of where they plan to deliver.

  • St. David’s Medical Center Campus
  • St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Campus
  • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Campus

This is not a certification course. The class is open to parents, family members, nannies, and babysitters.

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ADVANCED COPING SKILLS

In Advanced Coping Skills for Labor & Birth, you and your support person will learn how to build a pain coping mindset that includes breathing, visualization and vocalization, massage and support techniques for partners, and encouraging baby into an optimal position for birth.

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C-SECTION

This class is especially helpful for moms who are having a planned Cesarean Childbirth. This class can assist you with planning for a family centered birth.

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THE VBAC JOURNEY

We will discuss physical and emotional preparation, planning your birth, the things that will increase your chances for a successful VBAC, and how to cope in case you have another C-Section.

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PUMPING FOR YOUR BABY

Pumping for your baby is truly a labor of love. Your baby’s immune system will love you for it. In this class, we will discuss everything you need to know about pumping. Topics discussed:

  • Pumps and accessories for different needs
  • Returning to work
  • Storing and transporting your milk
  • How to keep your supply going

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INFANT MASSAGE

Learn how to interpret your baby’s body language, help tummy upsets, soothing techniques, and so much more.

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