Pregnancy and Childbirth Classes
For a woman, giving birth is one of the most significant and life changing events she will have in her entire lifetime. The birth of a child can be a beautiful experience for the whole family. Pregnancy and childbirth classes are a great way to prepare mothers and family members for pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.
At the Corpus Christi Birth Center it is our desire to provide you as much information as possible to minimize your fears and help you make informed decisions whether it is about your pregnancy, your birth or your newborn. One of the ways we provide such education is through the various classes we offer.
Natural Childbirth Classes
Our Natural Childbirth Classes (for labor coping and preparation) are specifically designed to meet the informational needs of families giving birth at the birth center. These classes consist of two different sessions, Part I and Part II usually done the same month, but on different days. The Natural Childbirth Classes are always free for our patients, but we do offer non-birth-center patients the opportunity to register with a small fee for anyone who wants to attend who is not a current patient ($20 per couple).
Birth is a natural, normal process and we teach all of our classes based on the Midwife Model of Care for an out-of-hospital birth setting. It is our goal is to provide you with the information you need to build confidence in your own God-given ability to give birth naturally. We also want to equip your husband or birth partner with the tools necessary to support you during labor and birth.
Classes that we offer:
- Preparing for childbirth: Part 1 and 2.
- Essential Oils for the Natural Mamma.
- Cloth Diapering: it’s easier than it looks.
- Postpartum: when things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows.
- Breastfeeding: the basics.
- and more!
The group setting allows parents the added benefit of meeting others who share their common goals and interests. As the group discusses their ideas and feelings about birth and parenting it gives an opportunity for everyone to learn from one another. Every client will have the opportunity to ask direct questions concerning their childbirth preparation needs.
To Join a Class
Group classes are offered almost every month, with Natural Childbirth Classes offered every 2-3 months. The best way to follow our class schedule, is to LIKE our Facebook page and then look under the events section on our Facebook page to find upcoming classes. Find the one you want to attend and join it.
Space at the birth center is limited and on occasion we have to reschedule due to births, so it is important to let us know through the Facebook events page if you plan to attend. If for any reason we need to change the schedule, we will notify everyone through the class events page on Facebook.
If you are not a client and wish to register for any class (Natural Childbirth or other classes), please call our business office at 361.883.2229. If you receive our voice mail, please leave a clear message with your name and phone number, stating which class you are calling about and someone will return your call as soon as possible.