COVID-19 update
The safety of our patients and staff members is our highest priority. We are working closely with Queensland’s broader health network in support of Public Health efforts to contain, treat and manage COVID-19. 
To limit the number of families needing to travel to our classes, all face-to-face classes will be postponed until further notice. Classes will now be facilitated by an experienced Mater Mothers’ midwife in an online sessionFor further Mater updates, click here

Mater Mothers’ Hospital

If you are having your baby at Mater Mothers’ Hospital you can choose to purchase a package of parent education classes worth $480. All classes are two hours long and are taught by a Mater Mothers’ registered midwife or nurse. Find out more below.

Pregnancy and parenting

Valued at $480, pay only $250

  • Physiotherapy: Pregnancy, birth and beyond
  • Active birth or Elective caesarean
  • Plus your choice of 2:
    • When nature needs a helping hand
    • Becoming a parent
    • Breastfeeding

Individual classes

Alternatively, you can choose to attend any individual class (perhaps as a refresher) for $135 per couple, per class.

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Bookings—when and how

Our parent education classes are very popular so it’s important to book as early as possible, to avoid any disappointment. Our classes are available to all Mater mums across Queensland. We recommended you book in for the classes before you are 16 weeks pregnant. 

To book an individual class or package please contact Mater Mothers’ bookings team on 07 3163 8847

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.

Mater Mothers' First Aid for Babies

We also offer Mater Mothers' First Aid for Babies classes, you can find more information and booking details here.


Every Tuesday afternoon at Mater Mothers' Hospital a drop-in clinic is also 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 1 pm. Bookings are essential. Please call 07 3163 6000 (prompts 2 and 2) to find out more.


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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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