During your pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time but it can also be an emotional time which presents a number of doubts and questions - especially for first-time parents.

We can support you during your pregnancy to help build your knowledge and confidence in what’s ahead.

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

Parent education classes

We offer some of the most comprehensive parent education classes in Australia - covering many aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

These relaxed, informal classes hosted by experienced midwives offer you a safe environment to learn, share and ask questions.

Please contact the maternity unit for details on the parent education program.

Maternity unit tours

These free tours are offered at all of our hospitals and provide an inside look at the facilities and services.

You can participate in a maternity unit tour by:

  • attending a scheduled tour - you may need to pre-book
  • registering for an antenatal (pre-birth) parent education class - which may include a tour.

Please contact the maternity unit for more details on tours.

Telephone support on maternity questions/concerns

Any pregnant woman is welcome to contact our maternity unit with pregnancy-related concerns or questions they might have.

A registered midwife will assess your situation and refer you to the most appropriate service. 

For example, they might:

  • suggest you attend the hospital for a further check or to begin your labour
  • recommend you present to an emergency department for specialised medical care
  • advise you to liaise with your obstetrician or GP.

Please contact us if you:

  • have any concerns related to your pregnancy
  • think you are in labour
  • are experiencing any blood loss from your vaginal area or a rupture of membranes (‘waters breaking’)
  • have a severe headache and/or visual disturbances such as blurred vision
  • experience intense abdominal pain
  • notice reduced baby movements.

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