Childbirth and Parenting Programs

Our parent education classes will be temporarily on hold from 6 April. Bookings can be made for later in the year, and we recommend you try booking at your earliest convenience. If you are unable to book a date you’d like, please consider a later date once classes are up and running again.

Watch our parent education videos or find helpful resources here on the WNHS Consumer Library (external site)

 

Antenatal Exercise Class

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This class is run by a physiotherapist and aims to help you enjoy a fit and healthy pregnancy.

These classes run every Tuesday (except for public holidays) from 5:00pm – 6:00pm and 6:15pm – 7:15pm in the Activities Room, F Block, Osborne Park Hospital.

Classes commence after 14 weeks of pregnancy and require a completed referral from the OPH antenatal clinic providing details of your current pregnancy. Please come to your first class 15 minutes early to complete paperwork.

Please bring your referral, antenatal clinic book, a water bottle and supportive footwear. Bookings are essential. Childcare arrangements will need to be made for your other children as they are not permitted to attend.

 

Birth preparation classes from 30 weeks of pregnancy – Online Telehealth Parent Education Classes

Pregnant women and their support persons can attend three Wednesday evening sessions (6.15pm – 8.30pm) hosted by a midwife and physiotherapist via our online Telehealth Parent Education from the comfort of their own home.  Partners who may not be in Perth can also remotely join the sessions e.g. FIFO partners.

Topics covered include:

  • Preparing your whole body for labour and birth
  • Pain relief during labour
  • The role of the support people during labour
  • Birth suite/maternity ward tour

All online Telehealth Parent Education classes require bookings by calling the Antenatal Clinic on (08) 6457 8010 or at the time of scheduled clinic appointments.

 

Postnatal exercise Class

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Patients must attend 1 postnatal education class prior to their first postnatal exercise class. The education classes are taken by a physiotherapist and are held once a fortnight in A Block at Osborne Park Hospital. The physiotherapist will provide postnatal education, complete all necessary paperwork and ensure your tummy muscles and pelvic floor muscles have been checked prior to commencing the postnatal exercise class. Bookings for both the education class and exercise class are essential.

Last Updated: 07/04/2022