Antenatal education

Education for your childbearing year

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane provides a range of education programs to inform and empower you as you approach the birth of your baby, and to get you ready for the early weeks that follow.

The classes are facilitated by midwives and physiotherapists who are skilled in childbirth education and women’s health. These classes also provide you with the opportunity to get to know some of the other mothers you may see on the postnatal ward after you have welcomed your new baby.

Bookings—when and how

Our antenatal education classes are very popular. It is important to book as early as possible, to avoid any disappointment. It is recommended to book in for the workshops before you are 16 weeks pregnant.  

To book into our First Aid for babies course, our preparation for parenting classes or our optimal pregnancy nutrition, please call 07 3163 8847.

To book into any of our pregnancy exercise classes (including exercise in pregnancy, aqua therapy and pilates classes), please call 07 3163 6000, follow the prompts and select Adults and Mothers Services (option 4) and then Physiotherapy (option 2).


Payment is required at the time of your booking and you will receive a letter confirming the details of your booking and information about the venue for your class.

Available antenatal classes and workshops:

  • First-aid for babies
  • Optimal pregnancy nutrition
  • Exercise in Pregnancy
  • Aqua therapy
  • Pilates in pregnancy
  • Preparation for childbirth and parenting workshops for first time parents - week day evening and weekend classes available
  • Preparation for childbirth and parenting refresher classes
  • Multiple births workshop
  • Caesarean birth workshop
  • Parenting classes just for Dads

For more detailed information on antenatal education and classes click here.

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