Preparation for Childbirth Classes
Our classes run monthly on a Saturday morning commencing at 8.45am until 12.30pm. The cost of this class is $140.00.
Our Preparation for Childbirth classes are run by a physiotherapist and are designed as an adjunct to the classes conducted by the midwives. We encourage support partners to attend the classes. This class is focused on women who are planning a vaginal delivery, but we also offer a specialised 'one on one' class for women planning a Caesarean section.
Our classes cover:
· Pelvic floor education
· Exercise during pregnancy
· Back care and exercises to prevent and treat back pain
· Breathing during labour for pain relief
· Relaxation exercises for pregnancy and labour
· Positioning for first and second stages of labour
· Using a ball during labour
· Non-chemical forms of pain relief
· Coping with premature urge to push
· Support persons role during labour
Preparation for childbirth classes have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety for women and their support partners, improve satisfaction with the childbirth experience, enhance social support with other mothers and reduce the need for pain relieving medication during labour.
Preparation for childbirth classes are run on a Saturday morning commencing at 8:45am, running until 12:30pm. The cost of this class is $140.
UPCOMING CLASSES FOR 2018 (Saturday 8.45 am - 12.30 pm) $140
- 7th April
- 12th May
- 9th June
- 14th July
- 11th August
- 8th September
- 13th October
- 10th November
- 8th December
Please phone 9271 9422 to make a booking.
Preparation for Childbirth Individual Session (One on One)
We also offer a one on one session for those that are unable to attend the Saturday course. This runs for one hour and is a condensed version of the course. Material covered is mainly theoretical and does not include a practical component. This session is tailored to suit the individual and provides the opportunity to speak to the physiotherapist one on one. Reading materials are provided. The cost is $125.00.
Preparation for Caesarean Individual Session (One on One)
For those who are having an elective Caesarean we can offer a 40 min specialised one on one session. This information includes recovering from a Caesarean delivery, pelvic floor education, back care and exercise during pregnancy . The cost of this is $95.00.
The one on one sessions are available Monday to Friday.
You may be eligible for private health rebate on all of these options depending on your level of cover. It is best to contact your private health fund with any questions regarding rebates.