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Birth & Infant Care Class

Prepare yourself for life with a baby by attending the birth and infant care class. This is not a Lamaze class. Registration is required due to class size limitations. One adult labor support person is encouraged to participate. The labor support person does not need to register.

Topics include:

  • A tour of the women’s floor and birthing center at the Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation methods
  • Comfort measures
  • What to expect during the third trimester of your pregnancy
  • Labor and delivery education, including information on premature labor, stages and phases of labor, medical interventions, cesarean delivery and support person roles
  • What to expect right after birth (postpartum)
  • Newborn care basics

Registration Requirements

You must:

  • Have a University Medicine Associates or UT Health San Antonio obstetrician
  • Plan to deliver at the Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Be at least 28 weeks pregnant when attending this class
  • Ask your doctor if you should attend if you have a high-risk pregnancy

Please reach out to us via email childbirthed@uhtx.com for questions.

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Class Location and General Information

The English, Birth and Infant Care Preparation class is a two-day event that starts at 9:00 AM each day. Only the pregnant client and the 1 adult, labor support person are allowed to attend. Childcare is not provided and for their safety, children are not allowed.

Class is held at University Health Main Campus on 4502 Medical Drive, San Antonio TX 78229. Meet instructor at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Level 1, near the Visitor's kiosk by 8:45 AM.

Easily find your way by downloading our UH Go wayfinding app to get turn-by-turn directions from home to parking to class. For specific location details, please see event information.

Parking Information

Parking is available in our Visitor Parking Garage. For more details tips about parking, please visit our parking webpage.

Dates Offered

Saturday, March 23, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In-person Class

Available at University Health Main Campus. Class information will be sent via email a few days prior to class.

Meet instructor at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Level 1, near the Visitor's kiosk by 8:45 AM.

Registration required to attend.

Seats available:

Main Campus

4502 Medical Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In-person Class

Available at University Health Main Campus. Class information will be sent via email a few days prior to class.

Meet instructor at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Level 1, near the Visitor's kiosk by 8:45 AM.

Registration required to attend.

Seats available:

Main Campus

4502 Medical Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In-person Class

Available at University Health Main Campus. Class information will be sent via email a few days prior to class.

Meet instructor at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Level 1, near the Visitor's kiosk by 8:45 AM.

Registration required to attend.

Seats available:

Main Campus

4502 Medical Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

Saturday, June 22, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In-person Class

Available at University Health Main Campus. Class information will be sent via email a few days prior to class.

Meet instructor at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Level 1, near the Visitor's kiosk by 8:45 AM.

Registration required to attend.

Seats available:

Main Campus

4502 Medical Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

Topics

Topics include:

  • A tour of the women’s floor and birthing center at the Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation methods
  • Comfort measures
  • What to expect during the third trimester of your pregnancy
  • Labor and delivery education, including information on premature labor, stages and phases of labor, medical interventions, cesarean delivery and support person roles
  • What to expect right after birth (postpartum)
  • Newborn care basics