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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.

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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 antenatal parenting classes for pregnant women planning 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.

Parenting classes

Classes cover 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. 

There is a choice between online and in person sessions: 

Online
Two sessions. Held on Mondays 7.00pm - 9.00pm

In person
One session. Held on Thursdays 6.00pm - 9.30pm

Location 
St John of God Public and Private Hospitals, 1 Clayton St, Midland.

*Please speak with reception when you arrive so you can be directed where to go.

Please wear comfortable clothing for the classes. Partners are welcome to attend.

Breastfeeding education

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

Classes are one session and will be held from 11.00am to 12.30pm on the following dates: 

  • 22 October 2021
  • 5 November 2021
  • 19 November 2021
  • 3 December 2021
  • 17 December 2021
  • 14 January 2022

Location
Antenatal Discharge Lounge on Ward 2A, St John of God Public and Private Hospitals, 1 Clayton St, Midland.

Bookings

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

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