Parent education class overviews

Physiotherapy: Pregnancy, birth and beyond

Monday to Thursday evenings only.

  • Skills to stay comfortable and healthy before and after birth
  • Body awareness, movement and stretches
  • Activating and using your core
  • Preventing strain
  • Being active in pregnancy and after birth
  • Tool box to reduce pain and tension now, in labour and after birth (including parter massage, accupressure, breathing and movement)


Saturday, Sunday, weekday evenings.

  • Common influences
  • Goals
  • Breast changes
  • How does breastfeeding work?
  • Milk supply
  • Partners and support people—how they can help
  • 6 weeks and beyond

Becoming a parent

Saturday, Sunday, weekday evenings.

  • Emotional and social aspects of preparing for family life
  • Newborn development
  • Changes in life, pregnancy and parenthood
  • Building resilience
  • Changing roles and relationships
  • Signs of post-natal depression
  • Strategies to maximise emotional wellbeing
  • The role of genuine social support

Active birth

Saturday, Sunday, weekday evenings.

  • Positions for labour and birth
  • Strategies for non-pharmological pain relief
  • Supporting your partner
  • Understanding your body during labour and birth

When nature needs a helping hand

Saturday, Sunday, weekday evenings.

  • Pain relief
  • Induction of labour
  • Instrumental birth
  • What happens when things don't go to plan?

Elective caesarean

Saturday, Sunday, weekday evenings.

  • What to expect
  • Your birth jouney
  • Preparing for the big day
  • Complications
  • New family: in recovery and on the ward
  • Recovery and looking after yourself

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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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