Classes and Events

Classes and Events for New Parents, Siblings and Moms to be…

Childbirth Class Options at RWG

We are happy to offer childbirth instruction to the patients of Renaissance Women’s Group. The physicians want patients to be aware of their philosophy, available birth options and allow you an opportunity to ask questions. Classes are taught by qualified nurses. Our childbirth classes consist of a thorough explanation of the labor and delivery process with an emphasis on a variety of relaxation techniques for labor. We will also discuss anesthesia options, Cesarean sections, variations of the birthing experience and much more.

Our Saturday classes also contain basic breastfeeding information and positive parenting concepts. We offer weekday evening classes OR you may choose our weekend day classes. Classes are taught by qualified nurses. Childbirth classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Basic Childbirth

  • Taught by a Labor and Delivery nurse, this class will include stages of labor, when to call for labor, information on the hospital stay, an overview and practice of breathing and relaxation techniques you will use for natural labor or before you receive your epidural. A variety of positions used to enhance labor will be demonstrated. This class also briefly touches on variations of normal labor, such as inductions, interventions and c-sections.

Comprehensive Childbirth

  • Entertaining and insightful, Kathy’s 2 day comprehensive course is designed to present ALL the topics in the other childbirth classes. Including but not limited to: the birth experience,  massage and pain management, positions that facilitate faster deliveries, Lamaze breathing methods, postpartum support, positive parenting concepts and tools, breast feeding positions and latch-on tips.

Baby Care Basics Class

A fun & interactive class designed to teach you the skills you need for those first weeks with your baby!

Sibling Preparation Classes

When a family is expecting a new baby, it can be hard for an older brother or sister to know what to do, what to expect or how to feel. This class was designed to help prepare young children, between the ages of 3 to 7, for changes that will occur when the new baby arrives and how to be a great sibling!

Parenting Class

Learn quick, fun, responsible parenting techniques and concepts that will help you and your child have loving, respectful relationships that will last generations!

Infant CPR Class

This class is an American Heart Association class taught by Nancy Kirk, RN.

Breastfeeding Class

Cathy Clark is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who offers Breastfeeding class outside of Renaissance Women’s Group. For more information and to register, please call her office at 512-873-0700 or visit

North Austin Medical Center Labor & Delivery Tours

North Austin Medical Center provides free tours of Labor and Delivery and Postpartum areas. Tours are offered every Saturday at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm. Tours start promptly and last approximately 45 minutes. The tour meets at the lobby of the Women’s Center of Texas and from there start the tour through the Maternity unit. Kids are welcome to visit the Maternity unit with you. You can call the tour line at 901-6264 to hear instructions on how to register online and get answers to simple questions.

Register for the tour online. For more information please contact NAMC at 901-1000 or you may get more information from your child birth educator.