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Official birth certificates can be ordered from the Texas Department of State Health Services – Vital Records or can be picked up in person at select participating San Antonio Public Library locations. Birth certificates are available after the Social Security card arrives in the mail, usually in about two weeks.

Childbirth classes help build your confidence in your body’s ability to give birth.

  • You can discuss your fears about labor and birth with the instructor and other couples with the same concerns.
  • Your partner will learn about childbirth and how to support you on the big day.
  • You may find that attending childbirth classes together will create a special bond.

Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:

  • less likely to need Pitocin
  • less likely to have a cesarean birth
  • less likely to use any pain medication
  • more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively