Frances Perry House
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Frances Perry House - Childbirth & Early Parenting Program

This program is designed to allow you maximum choice in your Childbirth & Early Parenting Education however, these classes are only an overview and therefore will not cover every aspect of your pregnancy & birth.

All classes are held at 55 Flemington Road in a building directly opposite the hospital.

If you would like more information on any of these classes please call (03) 9344 5281 or email your query to DigraziaT@ramsayhealth.com.au

SESSION TOPICS (all classes incur charges)
Postnatal & Early Parenting (3.5 hours)
Part of Core program
This session covers many aspects of your hospital stay, as well as taking baby home and safety. It also discusses some of the changes in roles and personal relationships. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend this session.
We recommend you attend this session between 26-34 weeks of pregnancy.

Online Antenatal Learning Centre
Part of Core program

We will provide you with access to our comprehensive resource guide to Pregnancy, labour, childbirth and parenting.

A flexible approach to gaining education & information to help you and your family prepare for your maternity hospital care and future parenting.

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Labour & Birth (3.5 hours)
Part of Core program
This session is designed to assist you in preparing for labour & birth. It covers the signs of labour, labour, active birth, pain relief, the role of the partner and more. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend this session. This session is conducted by a Registered Midwife.
We recommend you attend this session between 28-34 weeks of pregnancy

Breastfeeding (2.5 hours)
Part of Core program
This session covers normal lactation, positioning and attachment, “normal” feeding patterns, some common problems and many other areas. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend this session. This session is conducted by a Registered Midwife.
We recommend you attend this session between 24-35 weeks of pregnancy

Twins Plus (4 hours)
 
This session covers all aspects of multiple births, including labour and caesarean sections (brief outline only), breastfeeding, going home, furniture and home preparation.
Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend this session. This session is conducted by a Registered Midwife.

Physiotherapy Birth Skills (approx 2 hours)
This is a practical class for couples focusing on active birthing. It includes breathing awareness, relaxation techniques, movement and positioning to promote an active labour. (Limit of 6 couples per class). This session is designed for couples. Wear comfortable clothing.

Fathers Time (2 hours)
 
This sessions is for dads and dads-to-be solely to enhance your involvement in your child’s educational, social and mental wellbeing. Our facilitator will lead an informal discussion using latest evidence based information to explore the role of the father both during birth and throughout the pregnancy.

 
If you would like to bring along an additional person to any session(s) they need to be booked-in prior to attendance and there is an additional cost incurred.