Childbirth education encourages women and their partners/support persons to know their options and make informed choices during pregnancy, labour and birth.
As a public health precaution, the Women’s has decided to cancel its face-to-face childbirth education workshops until further notice. This includes all its education programs that normally run in Parkville and Sandringham, and at community centres in Brunswick, Fawkner, Kensington, North Melbourne and St Kilda.
People who were booked in for a childbirth education workshop and/or hospital tour will receive a notification (and refunds where applicable) via the booking platform Eventbrite.
We are working to produce an online resource so women and their partners/support people can access childbirth education. Information will be available on this page when this resource is ready.
This decision was not made lightly. It reflects our commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of all our patients and staff at this unprecedented time.
Thank you for your understanding.