Birthing Partner Prep: The Manual for Labor and Birth Support (Providence)

Ascension Providence Learn strategies to be a great childbirth support partner.

Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that The Partner Prep Class 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 help you meet other families and 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!


The Partner Class

WARNING: THIS CLASS IS DESIGNED FOR BIRTH SUPPORT PARTNERS ONLY! It is not a couples class. Pregnant people might like to come, but it's not recommended. There may be some special surprises spoiled by your presence! Also, SO many of the topics are focused on the perspective of the birth partner only and won't be very relevant for the pregnant person. This might be a great opportunity for pregnant people to get in a little rest and relaxation time!

Do you want to know how you can help your partner during childbirth?

First, congratulations for being willing to put in some work so that you can be the best support partner possible. It's a big deal to want to learn and then to be willing to reach out to do that!

Maybe it's your first birth, or maybe you've done it before and want to know how to do it better this time. We can sometimes feel less than useful as a civilian in a room full of birth professionals who have attended many, many births.

  • First, know that you are a critically important member of this team because you've been chosen to be there.
  • Second, it's likely that your presence is what is most important, even if you don't know a lot about how exactly to help someone during labor.
  • And third, even though the above things are true, you can also learn some very useful things to help your partner during birth.

You will get some very useful tricks and techniques to help you be a great labor support like:

  • How to feel connected to your partner and your baby.
  • A list of tools to bring with you.
  • Massage and acupressure techniques
  • The right words to say in the right moments
  • How to assist and make suggestions for position changes and movements.
  • How to be an advocate for your partner's wishes
  • How to make your birth space feel like a safe, inspiring, and comfortable place.
  • And more.......

Read below for a message from Ascension Providence.

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 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 19, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
February 16, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
March 23, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

If your class required 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.