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.

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 our parent education team on (08) 9382 6708 or via email to parent.education@sjog.org.au to find out more.

Maternity unit tours

We offer free tours of our maternity unit to give you an inside look at our facilities and services.

You can participate in a maternity unit tour by:

  • attending our scheduled tour on Saturdays at 1pm - bookings are essential
  • Watching our virtual maternity unit tour
  • registering for a parent education class - many of these include a tour.

Please contact our maternity unit on (08) 9382 6708 or via email to parent.education@sjog.org.au to find out more.

Booking-in process

Your obstetrician will forward your hospital registration papers to us once they are complete. We will then contact you with details on any further booking-in requirements.

Telephone support on maternity questions/concerns

Registered patients are welcome to contact our maternity unit 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:

  • invite you in to the hospital’s maternity unit 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