Parent education classes

We are committed to ensuring that you have an opportunity to access our parent education classes.

We encourage you to attend both of these free* and frequently offered classes. They will be an invaluable part of your pregnancy journey.

All classes provide up-to-date, evidence based information delivered in an engaging and positive way by:

  • expert midwives
  • lactation consultants
  • dietitians
  • physiotherapists.

Please note that some classes and activities require bookings - please see below for more information.

* If you do not hold a current Medicare card you will be charged for these education classes.

Active birth education classes

Active Birth Education Workshop is aimed for women who are planning to labour and birth with minimal intervention.

Workshop dates are:

  • 13 March 2019
  • 11 May 2019
  • 8 June 2019
  • 6 July 2019
  • 20 July 2019
  • 3 August 2019
  • 17 August 2019
  • 31 August 2019
  • 14 September 2019
  • 28 September 2019
  • 12 October 2019
  • 26 October 2019
  • 9 October 2019
  • 23 November 2019
  • 7 December
  • 21 December 2019.

Bookings are essential. Please refer to Active Birth Education Classes flyer for booking details or speak with staff in antenatal clinic for more information.

Antenatal hydrotherapy

Join us in the pool for some fun and fitness from your 18th week of pregnancy as our physiotherapists guides you with safe exercises to improve your strength, flexibility and muscle tone.

Referral and bookings are essential – please discuss with your midwife or doctor.

Breastfeeding Matters – open forum with lactation consultant

Our breastfeeding forums are designed to provide you with education and information that will assist you establish and maintain breastfeeding. You will be given lots of opportunity to discuss topics that you are interested in and ask questions along the way. Two hours flies by as you learn how to get breastfeeding started off well!

Bookings are not required for these forums.

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Day: Wednesday
Venue: Outpatient Education Room (Ground floor near Outpatient Clinic 5)

  • 27 February 2019
  • 13 March 2019
  • 27 March 2019
  • 10 April 2019
  • 24 April 2019
  • 8 May 2019
  • 22 May 2019
  • 5 June 2019
  • 19 June 2019
  • 3 July 2019
  • 17 July 2019
  • 31 July 2019
  • 14 August 2019
  • 28 August 2019
  • 11 September 2019
  • 25 September 2019
  • 9 October 2019
  • 23 October 2019
  • 6 November 2019
  • 20 November 2019
  • 4 December 2019
  • 18 December 2019
Early antenatal education

Our early antenatal education classes cover:

  • healthy diet in pregnancy.
  • discomforts of pregnancy, including pelvic pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, varicose veins
  • pelvic floor exercises, promoting appropriate safe exercises to reduce complications of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth, good bladder, and bowel habits.

Bookings are not required for these classes.

Time: 3.45pm – 5.30pm
Day: Wednesday, once per month
Venue: Outpatient Education Room (Ground floor near Outpatient Clinic 5)

  • 13 March 2019
  • 10 April 2019
  • 8 May 2019
  • 5 June 2019
  • 3 July 2019
  • 31 July 2019
  • 28 August 2019
  • 25 September 2019
  • 23 October 2019
  • 20 November 2019
  • 18 December 2019
Midwifery Matters – open forum with midwife expert

These forums discuss evidence based care provided at Fiona Stanley Hospital and include discussions about health, exercise, birth options and pain relief options to meet individual needs. 

This is also an opportunity to discuss any questions you have about your pregnancy and birth with a midwife and physiotherapist.

Bookings are not required for these forums.

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Day:  Wednesday
Venue: Outpatient Education Room (Ground floor near Outpatient Clinic 5)

  • 9 January 2019
  • 23 January 2019
  • 6 February 2019
  • 20 February 2019
  • 6 March 2019
  • 20 March 2019
  • 3 April 2019
  • 17 April 2019
  • 1 May 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 29 May 2019
  • 12 June 2019
  • 26 June 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 24 July 2019
  • 7 August 2019
  • 21 August 2019
  • 4 September 2019
  • 18 September 2019
  • 2 October 2019
  • 16 October 2019
  • 30 October 2019
  • 13 November 2019
  • 27 November 2019
  • 11 December 2019

Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Day: Wednesday
Venue: Outpatient Education Room (Ground floor near Outpatient Clinic 5)

  • 23 January 2019
  • 20 February 2019
  • 20 March 2019
  • 17 April 2019
  • 15 May 2019
  • 12 June 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 7 August 2019
  • 4 September 2019
  • 2 October 2019
  • 30 October 2019
  • 27 November 2019
  • 25 December 2019
Next birth after caesarean childbirth preparation session

This class is specifically designed for women who have had a previous caesarean birth.  Its aim is to provide evidence –based non-biased information about vaginal birth after caesarean.

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Day: Thursdays as listed below
Venue: Outpatient Clinic 5, Ground Floor

  • 6 June 2019
  • 4 July 2019
  • 1 August 2019
  • 29 August 2019
  • 26 September 2019
  • 24 October 2019
  • 21 November 2019
  • 19 December 2019