Childbirth education classes

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We now offer both in-person and online Childbirth and Early Parenting education for people booked to give birth at the Women's. 

There are a mix of midweek and weekend class options. We recommend to attend a program between weeks 28 - 32 of pregnancy.

All classes are designed to provide participants with knowledge and strategies as they navigate late pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenthood. 

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To be eligible to attend you need to be:

  • Pregnant with your first baby
  • Birthing at the Women’s

Topics included

  • Signs of labour, including when to come to hospital
  • Progress of labour and birth
  • Role of the support person
  • Practical coping methods during labour
  • Medical options for pain management
  • Assistance with birth
  • Understanding breastfeeding
  • Safe sleeping and settling
  • Communicating with your baby
  • Community supports for the family


To view dates and make bookings:

Childbirth Education Classes Eventbrite page

Please note

  • It is recommended to book as early as possible, as programs fill quickly. 
  • Choose your dates carefully as it will not be possible to change your booking.
  • Refunds can be requested directly in Eventbrite, up to one week before the event starts.
  • If choosing an in-person program you will be sent information on the venue before the program begins.
  • For those accessing online programs, an email with the link will be sent two days before the event.