Online childbirth education classes – pilot program

Childbirth educator with diagram

The Royal Women’s Hospital is now offering Childbirth and Early Parenting education as a Pilot Program, using video livestreaming for patients of the Women's.

This program will be offered using WebEx, an easy-to-use livestreaming platform. Participants will be able to access expert education and advice from the Women’s childbirth educators in the comfort of their own home.

There will be a number of programs during November and December 2020.  

To be eligible to attend you need to be:

  • Pregnant with your first baby
  • Birthing at the Women’s
  • Your due date must fall in January or February 2021 

Talk to your midwife to see if you are eligible.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • 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 a booking go to the Women's booking website.

Please choose your dates carefully as this program will fill quickly. It will not be possible to change your booking.

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