Due to the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Mater Mothers' First Aid for Babies classes help after Monday 6 April 2020 will no longer be going ahead. We plan to reassess the availability of this course from June 2020 and apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

 

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 (option 4).

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 and postnatal classes and workshops:

  • First-aid for babies
  • 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 please speak to your GP or obstetrician.

Available antenatal and postnatal consultations

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction (including pain) and prolapse
  • Bladder/bowel control, incontinence, constipation
  • Lactating breast conditions (mastitis and blocked ducts)
  • Weak abdominal muscles and return to exercise advice

For more information about antenatal and postnatal consultations with a Physiotherapist, Dietician, Social Worker or Psychologist, please contact Mater Health and Wellness directly.

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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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