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Childbirth Class (English)

Expected duration of class: 2-day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each day. Classroom materials provided on the first day of class.

Seats available per class: 6
There is limited seating due to COVID-19. Classes are considered Full and Closed when 6 people enroll.

  • Overbooks and waiting lists are not available
  • Class is only for expectant mom and one adult support person (same person each day)

This event includes a Baby Shower Tour at the end of classes. However, a maximum of 4 persons may participate at a time.

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Class Location Information

University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive, San Antonio TX 78229.

  • Cypress Room, 1st Floor Rio Tower
  • Class only in English at this location
  • No Childcare available

Parking Information

Parking is available in our Visitor Parking Garage. A shuttle bus to the hospital's main entrance is available.

"Know Before You Go": Here is how we are keeping you safe during your class experience.

The well-being of our staff, clients, visitors, and team is top priority. For upcoming, in-person classes, expect the following enhanced health and safety protocols: face coverings, social distancing, enhanced cleaning, sanitizing stations, no eating/food in classroom, no open drinking containers in classroom.

A reminder that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath, cough and/or fever, please contact your OB/GYN physician to discuss next steps. It is important if you fit those criteria that you do not attend this event, but instead follow up with your OB/GYN provider. The alternative to attending this event involves mailing class materials at your request.

Remember to ask yourself the following questions before you attend:

  • Have you had a fever, cough or shortness of breath in the past 14 days?
  • In the past 14 days, have you or your immediate household members traveled internationally?
  • In the past 14 days have you been in close contact with a person who is under investigation for COVID-19 while that person was ill?

Below are further precautions (due to current COVID-19 trends)

  • Both, expectant mom and support person need to wear a facemask at all times inside the facility (includes classroom and throughout entire class time).
  • Both, expectant mom and support person need to perform hand hygiene any time when entering and exiting classroom.
  • Food is not available during class and in the classroom. Please do not bring food to class. Instead, we recommend that you eat a meal before coming to class. Drinks need to be in enclosed containers.
Dates Offered
Topics
Topics covered include: 

  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation methods
  • Comfort measures
  • Third trimester pregnancy
  • Labor and delivery (premature labor, stages and phases of labor, medical interventions, cesarean delivery and support person roles)
  • Immediate postpartum
  • Hospital tour