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.

Services we offer include parent education classes, maternity unit tours, booking-in clinics and telephone support.

Classes are hosted by our experienced midwives, who are focused on providing a relaxed and 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.

Maternity tours

We offer weekly guided tours run by our maternity midwives to provide you an opportunity to see our maternity service and discuss any questions you may have as expectant parents.

January 2023 tours
Tuesdays 10.00am to 11.00am

February 2023 tours
Tuesdays 6.00pm to 7.00pm

To book please call our maternity ward:
Tel: (03) 87845300

Maternity education hub for parents to be 

St John of God Berwick Hospital is pleased to offer maternity patients access to a new digital online learning hub, Eve.

The social distancing restrictions in place during COVID-19 have seen the cancellation of antenatal classes and other educational sessions. Eve is the online solution, home to all the accurate and reliable education patients will need, while keeping them and their baby safe.

Eve allows the hospital to continue to provide convenient, consistent and credible antenatal and postpartum support to its patients.

Pregnancy information sessionsBerwick maternity

Due to COVID-19 our in-person classes are currently on hold.

We hold regular free pregnancy information sessions, run by our obstetricians, for couples who are considering starting a family or in the early stages of pregnancy. It is an opportunity for you and your family to meet our team and see the facilities and services you can enjoy.

Pregnancy information sessions typically include:

  • obstetrician and midwife discussion to answer all your questions
  • tour of our maternity unit and birth suites
  • physiotherapy advice
  • nutrition advice
  • finance advice
  • gift bag and refreshments.

Our maternity classes

Due to COVID-19 our in-person classes are currently on hold.

We have designed a range of classes to help you during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.

Antenatal and post-natal classes are an important part of your pregnancy experience and are highly recommended by obstetricians, paediatricians, physiotherapists and other healthcare practitioners.

Classes are booked through our online admission portal. 

For more information please call our maternity ward:
Tel: (03) 87845300