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Caesarean Section & Parenting Class

Second Saturday of every second month 9.30am-4.00pm
$300 per couple (benefits may apply from your health fund)

For first and second time parents who will be having a Caesarean Section
Second time parents may only want to attend (Part A) the Caesarean section of the class (9.30am-11.30am)

This class starts at 9.30am, (please arrive 15 minutes earlier to register) and finishes approximately at 4.00pm.

You are welcome to attend from around 32 weeks pregnant. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

What is covered in the Caesarean Section (Part A)

  • What to bring to hospital
  • Signs of Labour and what to do (planned or emergency)
  • Preparation for caesarean section, (planned or emergency) and what to expect
  • Partner support during a caesarean
  • Having a caesarean under a general anaesthetic
  • Having a caesarean with an epidural or a combined epidural and spinal anaesthetic
  • Immediate care of the mother and baby

What is covered in the Parenting Sections (Part B)

  • What to expect in the first days
  • Postnatal care after a caesarean
  • Postnatal routine for mother and baby
  • How will my pain relief be managed in the hospital?
  • Normal infant behaviour
  • How to settle & feed your baby
  • Breast feeding your baby
  • Relationship changes
  • Returning to work
  • Postnatal depression
  • Recovery in the first 6 weeks
  • Your hospital stay with your new baby
  • Community resources