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Antenatal classes

We recommend booking ONE of the below classes: Childbirth and parenting, Caesarean and parenting, Mandarin childbirth and parenting or Multiple birth and parenting.

Childbirth and parenting education class

This education program is recommended for first time parents, or as a refresher for those who need it. The program will prepare you emotionally and physically for pregnancy, labour, birth and your early parenting experience. Our educators aim to ensure you and your partner feel confident and informed about pregnancy, labour and parenting. The childbirth and parenting education program works through a number of topics, these include labour preparation, parenting and breastfeeding.

NB: if you are unsure of your method of delivery, caesarean births will be covered in this program.

Optional formats include:

4 week course held every Tuesday or Thursday from 7.00pm-9.00pm
OR
2 Day Consecutive Saturday Program 9.00am-1.15pm

$400.00 per couple (Benefits may apply from your health fund)

4 week weeknight program
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Saturday program
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What is covered in the Labour Classes?

  • When to come to hospital
  • What to bring to hospital
  • Stages of Labour
  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • Caesarean Section
  • Role of the support person
  • Positions for Labour
  • Pain Relief options
  • Induction of Labour

What is covered in the Parenting Classes?

  • Care of Mother and Baby after birth
  • What to expect in the first few days
  • The anatomy and physiology of Breastfeeding
  • Attachment & positioning of baby for breastfeeding
  • Hunger cues /sucking patterns/problem patterns
  • Expressing (and storage of breast milk)
  • Caring for your baby in hospital, routines and services
  • Normal infant behaviour
  • Sleep, Feed, Quiet time and Settling
  • How to settle your baby
  • Becoming a Family
  • Relationship changes
  • Postnatal depression
  • Community resources

Caesarean section and parenting class

For parents who will be having a booked caesarean.

NB: if you are unsure of your method of delivery, please book into the Childbirth and Parenting Class.

Second Saturday of the month 9:30am-4pm.

$300 per couple (benefits may apply from your health fund)

Caesarean section and parenting
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What is covered in the Caesarean Section?

  • What to bring to hospital
  • Signs of Labour and what to do
  • Preparation for caesarean section, 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?

  • 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

Mandarin childbirth and parenting class

Taught by a native Mandarin speaker, this class will prepare you for pregnancy, labour, birth and your early parenting experience. Our aim is to ensure you and your partner feel confident, prepared and informed about pregnancy, birth and parenting. Class Topics include when to come to hospital, normal vaginal delivery, caesarean section, the support person, positions for labour, pain relief, breastfeeding, caring for your baby, normal infant behaviour & becoming a family.

普通话分娩和育儿班
普通话授课,本课程将教授怀孕,分娩和早期的育儿经验。我们的目标是确保您和您的伴侣对怀孕,分娩和育儿有足够的信心,充分的准备和知识。我们的课程包括什么时候需要到医院,正常分娩,剖腹产,家庭成员的支持,分娩时的位置,缓解疼痛,哺乳,育儿,婴儿行为和新家庭生活。
授课地点:
北岸私立医院
Westbourne St, St Leonards,NSW 2065

Mandarin childbirth and parenting
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Multiple birth and parenting Class

For Twin & Triplet pregnancies

Runs every 6-8weeks Saturday 9.00am – 4:00pm

$400.00 per couple (benefits may apply from your health fund)

North Shore Private offers you and your partner the opportunity to attend the Saturday Multiple Birth workshop. Saturday workshops will commence learning about labour and birth, pain relief in labour, breastfeeding.
You are welcome to attend from 26 weeks gestation.

NB: if you are having twins or triplets, you do not need to book into any other classes. All content will be covered, specific to the twin/triplet experience.

Multiple birth Class
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What is covered in the Multiple Birth Class?

  • Differences in management of multiple births
  • Signs of labour
  • Premature labour
  • Role of the support person
  • Positions for labour
  • When to come to hospital
  • Differences in management of multiple births
  • Signs of labour
  • Premature labour
  • Role of the support person
  • Positions for labour
  • When to come to hospital
  • Caesarean Section
  • Pain Relief options
  • Induction of Labour
  • How to breastfeed a new baby
  • How to position and attach a new baby
  • Trouble shooting and how to get help
  • Expressing and storing breast milk
  • Settling twins
  • Tired signs
  • Sleeping
  • Special Care Nursery
  • What to buy for baby