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Unraveling the Mystery of Infertility

Free fertility information series

Our presentations are the best place in Austin to get information and resources about issues that interfere with fertility. You are welcome to join one or all of the classes as we discuss the questions and challenges unique to this struggle in a supportive and confidential environment.

  • Thursday, Sept. 5th, 2019 7:00-8:00 pm

    Unexplained infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss

    Join us to learn tips and strategies to help overcome unexplained infertility and repeated miscarriage using an integrated approach.

  • Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 2019 7:00-8:00 pm

    The best natural ways to support Endometriosis

    Endometriosis can be one of the most elusive and physically challenging conditions to endure. Join us to learn what you can do to temper the cycles of pain and/or finally get pregnant.

  • Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 7:00-8:00 pm

    Nutrition for fertility

    Join us to learn how food can be your medicine. There are precious few things that can influence our health as much as what we eat. Learn which foods can be used to promote fertility and get all of your nutrition questions finally answered.

Location: The Texas Fertility Center (Central Austin Location)
6500 N. Mopac (Loop 1) Expressway
Building 1, Suite 1200
Austin, Texas 78731

Free of Charge - Registration Required

Austin Area Birthing Center

Acupressure points to support labor

This class is taught by Sage Acupuncture at the Austin Area Birthing Center

In this training, you and your birth partner will learn simple and effective acupressure techniques to help guide your body into labor as well as assist you during labor. By stimulating specific points on the arms, legs, and torso we can facilitate cervical ripening, encourage regular and efficient contractions, and manage pain during labor. Coupled with the Sage labor preparation acupuncture series, which starts at 36 weeks gestation, these acupressure points have been shown to reduce the duration of labor and the need for medical interventions, help women manage discomfort, and support labor to unfold naturally.

Upcoming dates:

  • Saturday,  May 11th, 2019  11:30 am-12:30 pm - AABC Duval location
  • Monday,  June 24th, 2019  6:30-7:30 pm - AABC South location
  • Wednesday,  July 24th, 2019  6:30-7:30 pm - AABC Duval location
  • Saturday,  August 24th, 2019  11:30 am-12:30 pm - AABC South location
  • Saturday,  September 14th, 2019  11:30 am-12:30 pm - AABC Duval location
  • Monday,  October 14th, 2019  6:30-7:30 pm - AABC South location
  • Wednesday,  November 13th, 2019  6:30-7:30 pm - AABC Duval location
  • Saturday,  December 14th, 2019  11:30 am-12:30 pm - AABC South location

Free of charge preregistration required

Women Partners in Health

(now Texas Women’s Health)

Comprehensive Childbirth Class

This is a three class series taught by Austin Born and Sage Acupuncture at Women Partners in Health OBGYN Group.

Class 1: Stages of labor, interventions, and medicated pain management.

Class 2: Inductions, cesareans, postpartum recovery and expectations.

Class 3: Natural pain management and comfort measures during labor, including breathing techniques, relaxation methods, acupressure, and what partners can do to help.

Preregistration required


Location: Women Partners in Health 1305 W. 34th St., Suite 308

Upcoming class dates:

  • Wednesday,  May 1st, 8th, and 15th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  June 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  July 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  August 7th, 14th, and 21st, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  September 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  October 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  November 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2019  6:00-8:00 pm

Prepare and Connect

The Essential Mind-Body Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and the 4th Trimester

Sage Acupuncture, Mama Peace, and Austin Born have joined forces to create a one-day interactive workshop that covers everything you need to know about navigating a holistic pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum recovery. You will learn the best ways to physically and mentally prepare for the arrival of your baby, and the change of life that follows. We will cover the fundamental areas of nutrition, sleep, building a support system, self-care, and easing your emotions with practical tools that will leave your prepared and connected.

What we will talk about
  • Nurturing your body through pregnancy with the proper foods
  • Phases of labor, and breathing techniques to ease pain and anxiety
  • Preparing for the unexpected
  • Affirmations, mantras, and self-love to build your confidence
  • Postpartum recovery and self-care planning
  • What to expect the first 40 days after birth
  • Breast/bottle feeding, and life with baby at home
  • Balancing hormonal shifts, postpartum mood disorders, and what they mean
  • Managing expectations, fears, and external pressures
  • How to function every day through sleep deprivation
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupressure for labor
  • Partner tips for support and care
Who should attend this workshop

Anyone expecting a baby and their support person! Especially people interested in

  • Preparing mom/partner for the entire birthing process – pregnancy through postpartum in one workshop (while this workshop is awesome, please note it is not designed to replace basic breastfeeding, newborn care classes)
  • Holistic and natural remedies to compliment western medicine
  • Creating a mind and body connection for greater confidence, and less anxiety
  • Building a postpartum care plan (which is an absolute necessity, not a luxury!) before baby arrives
  • Empowering your partner/support person
  • Creating a connection with other moms, families, and the Austin birth community

Next date TBD  1:00 – 5:00 pm 

$125/couple early registration and $145 after early registration ends
We create a special space for this event for real conversation and connection. Space is limited to 15 couples.

Preregistration required