Ascension Seton

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

Breastfeeding Success (BFS) is offering the Knowledge is Power: Coping With Labor Pain Without Medication class virtually with a LIVE instructor.

PLEASE NOTE:  While BFS can not guarantee that class costs will be covered by your particular insurance plan, your insurance might cover the cost of this service.  

Use Registration Code VERIFYINSURANCE if you have Aetna, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthSmart or HEB Blue Cross Blue Shield, or ARC Employee Health Plan. 

Using this code means we will submit the claim to your insurance company. If the claim is rejected, you will be billed after the class and are responsible ONLY for costs not covered which will not exceed the $40 self-pay class fee. 

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!


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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.


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.

Location Information

  • June 8th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDTJuly 13th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDTAugust 10th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDTSeptember 14th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
  • (Online for now) Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • 1201 West 38th street, Austin, TX, 78758 US

Knowledge is Power: Coping with Labor Pain Without Medication

Planning an unmedicated birth? Exploring medical pain relief at the hospital? 

 Either way, you will likely have some pain. You might labor at home, in the car, checking in to the hospital, and while settling into your room. But pain is relative, purposeful, manageable, and temporary. Explore non-medical methods for coping with the discomforts of labor.  

You do not need this class if you take the "BELLY TO BIRTH 4 PART CLASS SERIES". 




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