Parent education

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

In Australia, overseas visitors, overseas students and patients who are not eligible for Medicare under their current VISA arrangements are required to pay for the cost of their childbirth and parenting programs. Please contact the Overseas Liaison Officer on (08) 6457 8709 or email to obtain information regarding fees for your programs.


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 Thursday (except for public holidays) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and 6.15pm to 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

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Pregnant women and their support persons can attend three Wednesday evening sessions (6.15pm to 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

For any queries, please discuss at the time of scheduled clinic appointments or call the Antenatal Clinic on (08) 6457 8010.


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 run online every Friday afternoon from 2.45pm to 3.45pm by a physiotherapist. 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: 21/02/2023