Serving Austin and the surrounding areas*

*mileage fee may apply

CLASSES & GROUPS

Childbirth Ed  |  Comfort Measures  |  Infant Care  |  Breastfeeding  |  Cloth Diapering   Mama Bloom  |  Becoming A Big (Sibling)

Please email info@atxdoulas.com to schedule your individual classes*

 

*Get Prepared, Comfort Measures, Bella Mama, and Mama Bloom are all group classes on a set schedule. Please check the calendar for upcoming dates.

$150

Bella Mama is a 3-week pregnancy wellness centering group focused on the mind, body, and soul connection.

This is an intentional prenatal series facilitated to help you create the healthy, happy lifestyle you deserve. Ensuring optimal nutrition and wellness during conception, pregnancy and postpartum is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your baby. This series will explore nutritional information, food integration, and how you can use those to create better birth and postpartum outcomes. Growing a life inside you is hard work and there are so many new demands on your body and mind. This group will help you to embrace this transformative time and use it to set yourself up for an awesome postpartum period. 

 

Topics Include:

  • Pregnancy Pitfalls and Better Birth Outcomes Through Lifestyle and Nutrition

  • Exploration of Foundational Nutrition

  • Demystifying Cravings

  • Self Care

  • Postpartum

  • Learning to Relax and Trust Your Intuition

Check calendar or email Angela for start dates.

Location: Windsor Park neighborhood

About the Facilitator

Angela Mirabella Friedman is a Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Certified Holistic Birth Doula, Trained Postpartum Doula, and Breastfeeding Counselor. She brings an understanding of the transformative landscape of birth where a woman’s body image is concerned and, along with her health coaching experience, combines wellness and nutrition for optimal health.  

Read more about Angela in her bio here.

$175

*price per couple

Get Prepared is a 6-hour childbirth education series covering the following:

 

Overview of Normal Labor

Including female anatomy, signs of labor, the three stages of labor, the physiology of labor and delivery as well as the typical emotional responses of the laboring woman. Discussion emphasizes the normalcy of labor and its variations.

Comfort Measures*/Natural Pain Management 

Including relaxation, massage, breathing techniques, focal points, visualizations and guided imagery, the use of water therapy, music and sounds, positioning for labor comfort and aromatherapy. Discussion emphasizes utilizing these techniques to shorten your overall labor, ease the pain of labor, and the special role of support people for the laboring woman.

Medical Procedures and Interventions

Including electronic fetal monitoring, induction or augmentation of labor using Pitocin as well as natural techniques, pain medications and epidural anesthesia, assisted deliveries, and Cesarean birth. Discussion emphasizes making choices regarding your birth based on knowledge of a procedure’s pros and cons, risks and advantages.

Recovery and Postpartum

Including the physical changes from immediately after birth to 6 weeks later (and beyond!). Discussion also addresses emotional and social adjustments to parenting, basic newborn care and breastfeeding.

Location: Birthwise Birth Center 17th & Rio Grande

*Comfort Measures is offered as a stand-alone class

$275

Mama Bloom is a 6-week postpartum group series for mamas with babies under 1 year old.

It is an intentional series exploring pertinent themes in motherhood and the transition into motherhood. The group will be a safe space for mamas to gain support, connection, community and greater fulfillment. This is a place a mama can be known and explore who she is as a new mama without judgment. 

This group begins with a set group of mamas and stays closed until the 6 weeks are over to help create a “tribe” for these mamas. Groups meet weekly for 2 hours and cover themes such as: identity as a new mama, radical self-care, practicing greater presence, and self-love and compassion.  Expect to finish this series and have a greater sense of who you are as a mama and be able to embrace the challenges and joys of motherhood with greater acceptance and ease.  

Check calendar or email Nicole for start dates. Babies always welcome and encouraged.

$75

*price per couple

Comfort Measures is a 2-hour express hands-on course covering the following:

Relaxation, massage, breathing techniques, focal points, visualizations and guided imagery, the use of water therapy, music and sounds, positioning for labor comfort and aromatherapy

 

Discussion emphasizes utilizing these techniques to shorten your overall labor, ease the pain of labor, and the special role of support people for the laboring woman.

A must for all women planning a vaginal birth: unmedicated, epidural, VBAC

Prepare to move and dress accordingly!

 

Location: Birthwise Birth Center 17th & Rio Grande

*Comfort Measures is included in Get Prepared

$75

 One-hour private and personalized in-home session covering your top concerns from the following:

  • Feeding & burping

  • Routines 

  • Baby’s daily care, including diapering & bathing

  • Cord/circumcision care

  • Newborn senses, comforting, and crying

  • Swaddling

  • Sleep patterns

  • Illness & when to call the doctor

  • Safety -- carseat, crib, etc.

  • Nursery layout

*Class can be done before or after baby is born

*Classes not used within 60 days of birth will not be refunded

$75

One-hour private and personalized in-home session covering the following:

  • Types of cloth diapers and how to use them

  • Diaper services vs. DIY

  • Laundry routines

  • Economic and environmental benefits

  • Reusable wipe options

  • Where to buy/sell

*Class can be done before or after baby is born

*Classes not used within 60 days of birth will not be refunded

$75

One-hour private and personalized in-home session covering the following:

  • What's "normal" and what's not

  • Positioning & latch

  • Solutions for common problems

  • When & how to pump

  • How to find additional help and resources

*Class can be done before or after baby is born

 

*Classes not used within 60 days of birth will not be refunded

$75

One-hour private and personalized in-home session covering the following:

 

​​Class is adjusted based on child(ren)'s ages. 

  • Younger siblings will learn through songs, books and hands-on learning. 

  • Older siblings will learn ways to help parents with baby tasks and interesting infant facts. 

 

This interactive class includes

  • Apps for older siblings to explore

  • Colorful handouts (sure to make everyone giggle) 

  • Coping techniques to handle "big feelings" that can come with welcoming a new sibling

  • Parents will have a chance to ask questions at the end of the session and should be prepared to participate in the class, especially when siblings under 3 are involved.

*Class can be done before or after baby is born

 

*Classes not used within 60 days of birth will not be refunded

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • $20 mileage fee applies to clients to Kyle, Manor, Jonestown, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Elgin, Bastrop, Lockhart, Spicewood, Bee Cave, Marble Falls, San Marcos and other towns not listed that are 15+ miles from Central Austin. Additional fee may apply for 40+ miles from Central Austin.

  • Please see our Policies & Fine Print page for details on refunds and cancellations

  • Payment options:

    • Online: Add your selected birth services, postpartum services, and/or classes to your cart and checkout. Our system will automatically add a 3% processing fee. You can use a PayPal account or credit card with this option.

    • HSA/FSA: You may use HSA or FSA​ funds for our services! Unfortunately at this time, we can't take them online and need to do so over the phone. If you would like to pay this way, please let us know by calling or emailing info@atxdoulas.com and someone will take your payment. If you need an detailed receipt, please let us know at that time. There is a 3% processing fee added for this option.

    • Check: You can mail a check to 3408 Graybuck Rd. Austin, TX 78748. You will avoid the 3% processing fee with this option.