Parent education

Our parent education classes at St John of God Murdoch Hospital offers you a wide range of support and guidance to help you and your family prepare for the arrival of your new baby. 


Due to state safety restrictions, information on this page may be subject to change. Please see our COVID-19 information for the latest details and how you may be affected.

Parent education

We are pleased to provide online and face-to-face parent education classes.  These classes are available to parents booked in to have their baby at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.  Bookings are made once you have completed your online admission.

Classes are delivered either on-site in our auditorium or provided by our online platform, Webex, which is a safe, stable online platform used by our St Mary's maternity ward midwives.  All classes cover signs of labour, progress of labour, birth (vaginal and CS) and the immediate postnatal period.

Two breastfeeding classes, as well as an Early Pregnancy class are also available.

Maternity tours

Ward tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays in small groups. Book now, numbers are limited.

You can also take a virtual tour of the Birth Suite and Ward.

Tiny tots first aid

Learn how to protect your new baby with this concise short course, teaching you first responder skills for a range of infant and toddler related illnesses and injuries.

This program is available for patients who are booked in to give birth at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. 

Presented by the experts at St Johns Ambulance, the regular sessions held at St John of God Murdoch Hospital will teach soon-to-be parents first responder skills for a range of infant and toddler related injuries and illness.

Topics covered include: 

  • CPR
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Recovery position for child and infant
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Drowning
  • Allergic reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • Fever and febrile convulsions
  • Trauma management: bleeding, burns, head injuries
  • Meningococcal disease

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By Your Side support series

The By Your Side support series are guiding informational videos by the team at St John of God Murdoch Hospital's St Mary's ward, aimed at educating and creating ease for new parents after the birth of your child. These video are available for parents at any time during your pregnancy and birth journey.

They focus on numerous areas of interest, from how to care for your newborn, to the many support services offered at Murdoch.

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Our dedicated maternity caregivers will contact you during regular working hours.