Parent education

Parents often need a wide range of support and guidance when it comes to preparing for the arrival of their new baby, particularly if it is their first.

We hope to see parents experience as much confidence and joy as they can – from your pregnancy, baby’s birth, and beyond, as you transition into parenthood. That’s why we offer comprehensive parent education services.

What to expect

We offer relaxed, informal classes hosted by experienced midwives, providing a safe environment to learn, share and ask questions. Some classes may involve other health professionals qualified to speak on a particular topic.

Information is presented on many different aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

Topics covered in the class include:

Birth topics

  • Physical, mental and emotional preparation for birth
  • Working with contractions: pain techniques during labour
  • Supporting the mother through labour: working as a team
  • When to come to hospital
  • Different birth journeys
  • Safe sleeping guidelines
  • Breastfeeding.

Class location: Hawkesbury District Health Service, Level 1, Education Room.
When: Classes are held on Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Cost: $210 per couple, payable at the time of making the booking.


We recommend that you commence classes at around 26-32 weeks gestation. Places are limited, please book early to reserve a spot for your preferred session date.


To make a booking or for more information, please contact our Intake Officer:
Tel: 02 4560 5714 and selecting option 2
Email: [email protected]