BIRTH CENTER UNIVERSITY

Professionals give their time to listen and to answer your questions about birth, baby care, nutrition, and women’s health.

Our Birth 101 class teaches the physiology of birth for mom & baby, stages of labor, how to support mom, and techniques for comfort measures. All of this info is needed for birth. It doesn’t matter if you choose to birth at our birth center, at home, or at the hospital. All women must cope with discomfort at some point during labor, so this class is for anyone, whether they opt for an epidural or not. Birth 101 is offered every other month starting in Jan 2018, the first Saturday of each month from 1-4pm. Price is $50 per team. Teams include one expectant mom and her support person(s). Only 1 ticket is needed per team.

Birth 201 is a refresher class, and is it filled with our best tips from BIRTH 101 and HOSP 101 plus some additional information on postpartum care & breastfeeding. Class from 10 am – 3 pm with a lunch break. Held on the 1st Saturday of every other month. Price is $60 per team. Teams include one expectant mom and her support person(s). Only 1 ticket is needed per team.

HOSP 101 is our “Birth Plan Class”. It is important for anyone planning to birth at the hospital. This class includes the controversy behind birth plans, how to make a birth plan that works, the information you should include in your birth plan, and how to make you birth plan STICK at the hospital. Offered every other month from 6-8pm. Price is $20 per team. Teams include one expectant mom and her support person(s). Only 1 ticket is needed per team.

POST 101 is our Newborn & Postpartum class covering what to expect physically and emotionally while adjusting to life with a newborn. We also cover the care and feeding of a newborn and mom’s recovery. This class is important for all new moms in the community! Cost is $20 per team. Teams include one mom or expectant mom and her support person(s). Only 1 ticket is needed per team.

BIGS 101 is a fun sibling class! This class is a one hour hands-on class that explains what big brother or sister should expect the baby to do, how to help mommy, hand washing, and more! Includes a craft as a gift for baby. Held one Saturday every other month. Class is $20 per family, 1 ticket per family.

FEED 101 is our breastfeeding class. This class helps new moms with their feeding relationship with baby. Offered from 6-8 on the 3rd Thursday every other month. FEED 101 is provided by a grant, there is no cost to attend! Register to guarantee your spot.

EDUC 101 is the perfect class for planners (pre-conception) and those in early pregnancy who want to get a start on their new pregnancy lifestyle. EDUC 101 covers improving fertility, nutrition, exercise, midwifery care vs medicalized care, early pregnancy discomforts/solutions, tests ahead, epigenetics (baby’s brain during pregnancy). Price is $20 per team. Teams include one expectant mom and her support person(s). Only 1 ticket is needed per team.

Moms come together to share and hear birth stories (without the scary drama) and stories of motherhood. This event is for all moms. It doesn’t matter where or how you gave birth. We celebrate face to face friendships, resilience, mentoring, learning, growing in the journey. No cost. Held the last Tuesday of each month.

We encourage everyone to join us to Meet the Midwife and tour the birth center. This is a FREE event where you can ask questions, tour the birth center, and of course, meet us! Held the first Saturday of each month. Teams include one expectant mom and her support person(s). Only 1 ticket is needed per team.

This class will offer education on the different types of diapers to use while cloth diapering. We will discuss wash routines, outside resources for cleaning/sanitation of diapers, and where to purchase diapers and products. We will also talk about the “do’s and not to do’s” of cloth diapering and products not to use. It will be helpful to bring your washer model number with you to set a wash routine. Class should last about 2 hours with a question and answer period at the end.

Babywearing 101 is the perfect opportunity to learn safe and proper carrying of babies from newborn to toddler. Although there are many different styles and brands of baby carriers, this class covers the very basics on the five different styles of baby carriers. It is designed to be an introduction to baby slings. Babywearing 101 is ideal for those who have never worn a baby and have little or no experience with carriers and even those who have worn their babies but may be looking for more education. We will discuss the different styles and explore your family’s unique needs to help you discover the right carrier for you.

LLL is an International Organization with a Local Group in Wichita Falls. LLL devotes all their efforts to educate, support, and encourage breastfeeding families around the globe.

“WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU GIVE BIRTH, YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL IMPACT YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

- INA MAY GASKIN

“WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU GIVE BIRTH, YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL IMPACT YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

- INA MAY GASKIN

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M-F 9 am - 5 pm
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Wichita Falls Birth & Wellness Center is a licensed, freestanding, independent birth center. A birth center is a place with experienced staff and a program of care with a specific professional practice philosophy. It provides a holistic choice within the greater health care system for healthy women.