CLASSES & GROUPS

Childbirth Ed  |  Comfort Measures  |  Spinning Babies® Parent Class  |  Infant Care  |  Breastfeeding  |  Cloth Diapering

MomUnity: ATX Prenatal Village  |  ATX Breastfeeding Connection  |  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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Spinning Babies® Parent Class is a 2-hour class that highlights your baby’s active role in birth.


During labor, the baby needs to pass through the three levels of the pelvis. Learn techniques to help your pelvis and its muscles that support or restrict your pelvic levels.

 

Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques before and during labor to help “make room for baby!”.

 

Spinning Babies reveals how the baby can find optimal positions for labor, and make birth less painful, and even pleasurable!

This class is for expectant parents only.

In this class you will learn and practice about:

  • Spinning Babies Techniques

  • Daily Essential Activities

  • The Three Sisters of Balance (help birth muscles to relax and add comfort now to ease birth later)

  • Birth Positions that open the pelvis that let the baby come through more easily

  • Bring your birth partner to learn how to help you in pregnancy for comfort in labor and birth

 

Location: Due to COVID this class is being held only on a one-on-one basis and held in Diana's garage, Lakeline area, since her massage table and ample space are necessary. Masks are mandatory per State law.

 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

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

MomUnity is a six-week prenatal group series for expecting moms. 

 

Our aim is to create a supportive environment of trust, honesty, and celebration for this transformational time. This series begins with a set group of expecting moms and stays closed through the 6-week journey to help foster community and help moms begin to build their village.

 

Groups meet weekly and each session will feature a guided discussion on a topic pertinent to pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period. We’ll cover things such as:

  • Staying sane

  • Maintaining a strong bond with your partner

  • Nutrition

  • Birth expectations (and letting them go!)

  • Balancing activities to help baby into the best position for birth

  • The emotional side of breastfeeding

  • The 4th trimester. 

 

Expect to finish this series with some actionable takeaways in your back pocket, along with a new village to lean on after baby comes. Find your community through MomUnity.

*pregnant people only, no partners

MomUnity@atxdoulas.com

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

Find community, strength and solidarity in the emotional highs and lows, joys, trials and tribulations of breastfeeding.

You will:

  • chat about

  • process

  • troubleshoot

  • vent

  • cry

We will

  • give advice

  • offer guidance

  • support and more...

 

We've breastfed, and we've been there!

 

*This group is closed to postpartum mamas only

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

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.

Serving Austin and the surrounding areas*

*mileage fee may apply