Birthing and Parenting Classes

Our experienced maternity staff will support and guide you through the birth of your baby. To help prepare, we offer a range of pregnancy, birth and parenting education classes. 

Our program is designed to give you confidence and to answer your questions - especially those regarding: 
• Preparing for the birth of your baby
• Parenting skills
• Baby’s needs
• Meeting your baby’s nutritional needs with breastfeeding or formula.

These small group classes are informal and interactive and run regularly by our midwives. You can choose from evening classes on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7-9pm once per week for 6 weeks, or a weekend workshop 8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Cost 

Some health funds cover the cost of these classes so please contact your health insurer to determine if this service is part of your cover. 

Ward tours

If you are not able to attend classes, a ward tour can be arranged for you and your support person/s. Tours are held on Thursdays between 5.30-6pm. To arrange a tour, contact the Admission Call Centre on phone 1800 655 099 or book classes with the midwife during your preadmission interview.

Book a place in a class

Classes are popular, so please book your place early. When booking into hospital please tell our Admission Call Centre Staff if you want to attend parenting classes. 

More information

Maternity services