Childbirth Classes

Jillian Silva, ICCE, ICCD Congratulations on your expected arrival!  We know the birth of a baby is also the birth of a family. Sharing the adventure of childbirth can be both exciting and mystifying and the more knowledge you have the less mystery there will be!  Please allow me to help you learn about this process. I have been a certified childbirth educator since 1995, and have taught at the YWCA, privately, and at various hospitals.

Please note: All classes with be held at: Medical Park Tower – 1301 W. 38th Street, Suite 300 Austin, TX 78705 – Waiting Room

There are two options for your convenience:

1. Basics Childbirth Class: This a one day, 6 hour class on a Saturday.This class will include anatomy/physiology. Stages of labor, when to call your Doctor. Variations of labor and medical support. Cesarean birth and more. An overview and practice of breathing and relaxation techniques. Positions to enhance labor will be demonstrated.  Postpartum care. Tour of labor and delivery at Seton Medical Center. These classes will be on a Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm, with a break for lunch.

2. Accelerated Childbirth Class: This accelerated class is designed for first time moms that know they want an epidural, have had a baby before or are planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean birth. This is a fast paced, one night class where we will discuss the stages of labor, when to call the doctor, epidurals, possible medical interventions, cesarean births and more! We will briefly cover breathing techniques and comfort measures for labor. We will take a quick tour of Labor and Delivery. (Optional) Best time to take the Childbirth Classes. The recommendation for when to take the class is to have the class COMPLETED about a month before your due date. (For example, take the month you are due in and subtract 2 months).

Baby Care Basics Class

This 3 hour class is a fun and interactive way to learn the skills you need for those first weeks with your new baby! This class is recommended for patients and their partners during their third trimester of pregnancy.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Care after delivery
  • Newborn appearance
  • Umbilical Cord Care
  • Calming Techniques
  • Diapering
  • Car/Home/Sleep Safety
  • Feeding
  • Bathing
  • Your Baby’s Pediatrician

Registration, Schedules, and Payments for Classes:

Fast and convenient registration can be done right here online. Please choose the class you are interested in by clicking the highlighted class or clicking the link right above. From there you can reserve your time slot and make secure payment. If you have any concerns or issues with the online scheduler, you can contact me at or by phone at 512-773-2375. Please visit for additional info.

For any questions or concerns regarding childbirth classes, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or at 512-773-2375

Class location –All classes will be held at: Medical ParkTower 1301 W. 38th Street, Suite 300 Austin,Texas 78705 – Waiting Room –

I look forward to seeing you in class! Jillian Silva, ICCE (512) 773-2375

Lactation Consultants for Breast Feeding

Rachel Deckler RN IBCLC
• Call 512-587-4303 for appt.

Christine Kovach, L.C.
• Evening Classes available
• Call 512-542-3354 for more info.

Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition

Informative Links

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This official Web site of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides comprehensive information on common women’s healthcare issues.

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American Obesity Association. Visit the most comprehensive site on obesity and overweight on the internet. Get educated on prevention, treatment, discrimination, and other important topics relating to this serious, chronic disease.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. Complete background & information about the National Osteoporosis Foundation and its efforts to combat & find a cure for the disease.

WebMD. WebMD is the leader in providing services that help physicians, consumers, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The ASRM is a non-profit organization whose members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, evince an interest in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology, and adhere to the objectives of the Society.

North American Menopause Society. The leading scientific non-profit organization devoted to promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause.

American Medical Association. The official Web site of the American Medical Association.

National Institutes of Health. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Austin Perinatal Associates.

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