Knowledge is Power: Coping with Labor Pain Without Medication

Ascension Seton Learn coping strategies to reduce pain and increase comfort in labor.

Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that Knowledge is Power: Coping with Pain in Labor will be held LIVE online as a virtual class. We at Breastfeeding Success believe that during this time of social distancing it is imperative that parents are able to establish and maintain community support. This live virtual class will facilitate you and your birth partner to meet other families and to get your questions addressed in real time. Participants will be emailed a Google Meet link prior to their scheduled class. .

The fee for this class is $40 per family. Breastfeeding Success offers financial assistance if your insurance carrier does not cover the cost of the class and you have documented need. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!

PLEASE NOTE: Your insurance may cover the cost of this class. Use coupon code USEINSURANCE if you have Aetna, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthSmart or HEB Blue Cross Blue Shield, or ARC Employee Health Plan


Coping with Pain in Labor

Pain is a part of the birthing process, right?

Honestly, it is. But it can be managed.

Whether you intend to use medical pain coping options once you arrive at the hospital or you plan to have an unmedicated birth, you will almost definitely experience some pain, for at least a little while. You will likely labor at home, labor in the car, labor while checking in to the hospital, and labor while settling into your space and waiting for labor to progress. But pain is relative, pain has purpose, pain can be managed, and pain is temporary.

Come explore some non-medical methods for helping you understand and cope with the discomforts of labor and birth so that you can more fully participate in this big event. Learn to be present and powerful while working toward the moment you meet your baby.

You will learn to use techniques such as:

  • Body positions
  • Movement
  • Partner exercises
  • Breathing
  • Visualization
  • and more.......

NOTE: If you are taking the Belly to Birth 4 WEEK birth preparation course, you will receive this content.

Read below for a message from Ascension Seton.

At Ascension Seton 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 COVID‐19 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.


Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
January 12, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
February 9, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
March 9, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

If your class requires payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 3 business days prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.