Antenatal education

Mater Mothers’ Hospital provides a range of education programs to help you prepare for pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood with confidence. We offer a variety of classes and session times, with special sessions for fathers-to-be and grandparents. For your convenience programs are held on weekends and evenings.

Grandparent Classes

Are you a new grandparent or do you just need a grandparent refresher?

Why not come along and learn the best way to support the new parents by joining our grandparent classes led by an experienced midwife. Topics covered include skin to skin, breastfeeding, sleep routines and SIDS guidelines.

Held monthly on a Thursday morning at 9 am on Level 5 Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, South Brisbane. Please register your interest by calling 07 3163 8847.

Birthing and baby workshops include:

  • Evening series
  • Weekend workshop
  • Refresher workshop
  • Caesarean birth workshop
  • Multiple birth workshop
  • Father’s first steps workshop
  • Information for expectant parents

Physiotherapy

Every Tuesday afternoon at Mater Mothers' Hospital a drop-in clinic is available to women looking for more information on post-birth recovery. Please contact Allied Health directly on 07 3163 6000 for more information.

If you're looking for a one-on-one colnsultation with our team of physiotherapists, please get in touch with Allied Health directly for more information.

TENS in labour

Supported by Mater's Health and Wellness Centre, the TENS in labour hire and information session is available for a fee. This session will teach you how to use the machine, helping to modify your pain perceptions in labour. The TENS in labour session is offered every Thursday at 1pm. Bookings are essential. Please call 07 3163 6000 (prompts 2 and 2) to find out more.

Booking

Please telephone 07 3163 8847 to secure your booking. To avoid disappointment please book early as classes book out well in advance. Payment must be made at time of booking.

View detailed information about Mater Mothers’ Hospital's Birthing and babies—education for your childbearing year.

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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