CLASSES & GROUPS

Childbirth Ed  |  Comfort Measures  |  Infant Care  |  Breastfeeding

Cloth Diapering  |  Mama Bloom: Postpartum Group

 

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

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

HSA/FSA Payments can be made here. Registration through the calendar is required.

Location: Birthwise Birth Center 17th & Rio Grande

*Comfort Measures is offered as a stand-alone class

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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.

HSA/FSA Payments can be made here. Registration through the calendar is required.

Location: Birthwise Birth Center 17th & Rio Grande

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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

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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!

 

HSA/FSA Payments can be made here. Registration through the calendar is required.

Location: Birthwise Birth Center 17th & Rio Grande

*Comfort Measures is included in Get Prepared

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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

  • $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 HSA/FSA, PayPal account or credit card with 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.

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 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