Childbirth Classes


Kristie Willis, RN, BSN: Kristie has been a nurse for 15 1/2 years with 14 years as an OB/GYN nurse at Austin Area OBGYN. She currently works for Dr. Robert Cowan, but has also worked with all of our physicians. She has been teaching our Newborn Care Class since March 2001 and Childbirth Classes since May 2008.

Childbirth Class

The Doctors encourage first time parents to enroll in Childbirth class, whether scheduled for vaginal delivery or cesarean. Our Childbirth class is offered monthly on a Saturday and is designed for those who prefer a one-day work shop. The classes are offered on Saturday from 9:00-4:00 and will meet in our office waiting room.  This class is meant to be fun, light-hearted, and informative.

Topics Addressed:

  • Prepare expectant mothers and their partners for childbirth.
  • Discuss hospital routine and policy.
  • Discuss vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery.
  • Discuss natural labor vs pain control vs anesthesia.
  • Discuss post-partum care.
  • Private tour of Texas Women's Center (Labor/Delivery, Postpartum, Nursery.)
  • The process of Labor and Delivery
  • Brief discussion of Lamaze and relaxation
  • Pain control and anesthesia
  • Hospital experience
  • Tips on choosing a Pediatrician
  • Discussion with a pediatrician about basic newborn experiences
  • Tour of Labor and Delivery
  • Discussion of Cesarean- indication and process
  • Postpartum Care

Class Information:

Schedule: Two Consecutive Wednesdays. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov); OR, One Saturday all day class from 9:00am - 4:00pm (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Location: Office Waiting Room #100 (St. David's Women's Center for Texas)

Price: $100 per couple; Cash or Check (Checks payable to Kristie Willis): may pay at class or drop off with nurse ahead of time. 

Wednesdays 2020:

January 8th & 15th

March 4th & 11th

April 8th & 15th

July 8th & 15th

September 2nd & 9th

November 4th & 11th

Saturdays 2020:

February 1st

May 16th

June 13th

August 8th

October 3rd

December 5th


This is an enjoyable class. We will break for lunch and will do a tour of the hospital. You will receive lots of good information which will serve you well. Cost: $100.00 per couple. Please make payment the day of the class. Please pay by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Kristie Willis. For more information, contact Kristie Willis at or (512) 775 - 4677 (Voice/Text)

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Childbirth Preparation Class – Registration Form

  •  Christopher G. Seeker, MD

    Michael F. Phillips, MD

    Robert K. Cowan, MD

    Marco A. Uribe, MD

    Mark D. Akin, MD

  • Dr. Christopher Seeker and Dr. Robert Cowan have been named Austin Fit Magazine's Best of 2016 OB/GYN Doctor award winners! Their compassion for their patients, and dedication to the practice, is unmatched.

Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Fertility
12200 Renfert Way, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 512-652-7001
Fax: 512-450-1146
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