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Childbirth and Early
Parenting Program

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Antenatal & Newborn Parenting Classes

Parenting Classes Update


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.

If you would like more information on any of these classes please email ChildbirthER.FRP@ramsayhealth.com.au.

SESSION TOPICS (all classes incur charges)

Postnatal & Early Parenting (3.5 hours)

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.

Part of Core program

Online Antenatal Learning Centre

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.

Alternatively...

Part of Core program

Labour & Birth (3.5 hours)

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

Part of Core program

Breastfeeding (2.5 hours)

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

Part of Core program

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.

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.

Baby Safety Program: Led by Dr Rosemarie Boland

Dr Rosemarie Boland is a newborn educator, neonatal intensive care nurse and midwife with over 30 years’ experience. She specialises in providing first aid training for expectant parents, and parents and families of newborn babies and ex-premature infants.

Baby Safe Program: 0-6 month infants

A virtual series of classes, for information and booking, click here.

Caesarean Section Classes

We have developed a specific Caesarean Section class for women, as well as their partner/support person, who are booked for an elective Caesarean and may not wish to attend a Labor and birth class.

Class Content Includes

  • Admission to Hospital
  • Caesarean - the procedure and recovery,
  • Analgesia and pain relief
  • Postnatal Care
  • Special Care Nursery.
  • Signs of labor and when to come to hospital.

2-hour Virtual Zoom session for postpartum 4-6 weeks for when you go home with your baby

POSTPARTUM SESSION ONLY

Evidence based information session includes the following;

  1. Normal maternal physical and emotional changes
    1. Bleeding, breast changes, swelling, bladder and bowel changes
    2. Mental health/ transition to parenthood
    3. Resources available (PANDA, Beyond Blue, COPE)
  2. Normal behavioural changes for the newborn
    1. Breastfeeding and formula feeding expectations
    2. Communication
    3. Behavioural states (quiet sleep, active sleep, drowsy, active alert, quiet alert and crying)
  3. Settling the unsettled child
    1. Normal sleep development
    2. Mutation of a newborn’s circadian rhythm (biological clock)
    3. Healthy sleep habits from birth
    4. The importance of lighting, socialisation and feeding
    5. Safe sleeping / reducing the risks of SUDI (SIDS)
    6. Managing sleep deprivation and adjusting to parenthood
  4. Tips for new parents
  5. Open discussion and questions

If you would like more information on any of these classes please email ChildbirthER.FRP@ramsayhealth.com.au.

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.