Return to University Health's Homepage.

Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes

Request an appointment

Call us at 210-358-8255 to request an appointment with a specialist or for more information.

Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes

Take part in various pregnancy and childbirth classes at University Health. Learn from our knowledgeable mother-baby care team in a supportive environment where you prepare for the arrival of your baby.

Childbirth

Prepare yourself for the big day by attending the two-day childbirth class. This is not a Lamaze class. The class covers:

  • A tour of the women’s floor and birthing center at University 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)

Registration requirements:

You must:

  • Have a University Medicine Associates or UT Health San Antonio obstetrician
  • Plan to deliver at University 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

Baby Shower Tour

Take a half-hour tour of the women’s floor and birthing center at University Hospital. You’ll see:

  • Labor & Delivery Unit
  • Mother-Baby Unit
  • Newborn Nursery

You’ll also learn about the labor and delivery process at University Hospital. You can bring one other adult with you.

Baby U in a Day

Let our Baby U instructors guide you through what you need to know about caring for your newborn. You’ll learn about:

  • Infant CPR – Basics of infant CPR and what to do if your baby is choking
  • Newborn care – Essential information about newborn screenings, immunizations, safe sleep, how to calm a fussy baby, keeping your baby healthy and helpful community resources
  • Home safety – Choosing baby-safe toys, furniture and accessories and babyproofing your home for children under one year of age

Registration requirements:

You must:

  • Have a University Medicine Associates or UT Health San Antonio obstetrician
  • Plan to deliver at University Hospital
  • Be at least 28-weeks pregnant when attending this class

Breastfeeding Class

Attend a 90-minute breastfeeding class to learn basic breastfeeding information. Certified lactation consultants go over:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Getting ready to breastfeed
  • First feedings
  • Breastfeeding the first week at home

Dress comfortably and bring a support person to the class. Your support person doesn’t need to register.

Car Seat Education & Installation

Be ready to take your newborn home by learning how to choose, install and use a car seat. Certified technicians:

  • Answer car seat questions
  • Help install a car seat you have already purchased
  • See if you qualify for our car seat distribution program

Call the Buckle Up! Team at 210-358-4295 to schedule an appointment Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Class Languages

Sign up for a class or tour in English or Spanish. If you have questions about the availability of other languages, email us.