Antenatal information

Our antenatal information can to help prepare you for labour, birth and early parenthood.

Pregnancy, particularly in the lead up to giving birth, is generally a time of great excitement for women and their families.

Currently maternity tours and parent education classes have been cancelled to minimise visitors and large gatherings at our hospitals to help keep our patients safe.

However we have a range of resources exclusively for our maternity patients to help support your pregnancy journey and beyond.

Antenatal booklet

Download our Preparing for childbirth and parenting workbook for information on signs of labour, pain relief, breastfeeding and more.

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. 

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.

Other maternity resources

Our maternity information resources are intended to help you and your partner prepare for the birth of your baby, its ongoing care and the transition to parenthood:

View the following videos from Australia’s leading authority on safe pregnancy and safe sleep for mother and baby:

COVID-19 information

View our latest COVID-19 general information and maternity updates.

Maternity blogs

Our obstetricians, midwives, lactation consultants and other health professionals share their expert advice on everything mums-to-be need to know in our latest maternity blogs.