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 free antenatal parenting classes for all pregnant women booked to give birth at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, as part of our antenatal care.

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

*Please note only virtual classes are currently available due to COVID restrictions. 

Parenting course

This course covers healthy birth practices including tips and advice for managing labour, risks and benefits of alternative pain relief options, information on induction of labour and managing active birth. 

Currently it is only available as an online course covering two sessions.

Sessions are held on Mondays from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.

As these sessions are a series, it is recommended you attend both sessions.

  • Part 1: healthy birth practices and an introduction to comfort measures.
  • Part 2: The essence of coping with labour and birth, and managing unexpected outcomes.

Planning for the unplanned birth

This course offers a guide to induction of labour and explains some of the elements involved. 

Currently it is only available as an online course covering one session. Held on Thursdays from 6.00pm - 8.30 pm.

Please note, this class does not run every week - please discuss dates with reception staff at the time of booking.  

Breastfeeding education

We also offer antenatal breastfeeding education to help equip expectant mothers with the knowledge and skills to breastfeed with confidence. 

This online course includes one session and held on a Friday from 11.00am to 12.30pm.

Please note, this course does not run every week – please discuss dates with reception staff at the time of booking. 

Bookings

Please book to attend the classes by contacting antenatal reception on 9462 4571.

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