Health Education

Childbirth Education One Day Class Ascension Providence

Announcement: Ascension Providence and Breastfeeding Success have partnered to bring virtual Parent Education to the community.



  • $45 One-Day Class


Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that "Childbirth Education" will be offered as an eClass that culminates in a live virtual Q&A with Sarah Etheridge. Sarah is a Waco-based Childbirth Educator, Lactation Specialist, and Labor RN with a vocation in walking with new parents through the many different experiences that take place as their sweet baby makes its way into the world. We believe that during this time of social distancing it is imperative that parents are able to establish and maintain community support. Participants will be contacted with a login to their eClass upon registration as well as a Google Meet invite for the Q&A portion of the class. Registration is still open. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!

 At Ascension Providence our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, providers, associates, and communities. As cases of COVID-19 increase across the U.S., Ascension continues to aggressively respond to this evolving situation to protect our associates and those who we are privileged to serve. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Ascension is closely monitoring COVIDÔÇÉ19 developments and working daily in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

After much discernment regarding the best course of action to limit possible exposure to this virus and in an abundance of caution, we have decided it is in the best interest of our associates and the community to temporarily postpone or reschedule to an online platform all upcoming hospital maternity tours and classes, until further notice.  We will share relevant updates with you by email. In the meantime, please visit to watch a video tour of our maternity unit

This class is designed to help prepare you and your partner for the birthing process.

This one-time, six-hour class will use videos and interactive activities to educate and empower you and your partner about the following topics:

  • Third trimester health
  • Preparation for labor 
  • Stages and phases of labor
  • Delivery process 
  • Pain management options for labor & delivery 
  • Delivery interventions 
  • Cesarean delivery and recovery 
  • Postpartum/ recovery period

The course will include a tour of the Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby Units.

Payment is due at time of registration. The fee of $45 includes mother + support person.

Please feel free to bring snacks, drinks, or anything needed to make yourself comfortable. Several breaks will be provided, along with a lunch break during which you are welcome to visit our cafeteria or any nearby restaurant.

Classes are held in Classroom 3/4 located across from the cafeteria. There will be signs to point you in the right direction upon entering the main lobby. 

If your class required payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.