The Mater

Classes During Your Stay

Postnatal classes are conducted during your stay, including breastfeeding, early parenting, postnatal exercise classes as well as baby bathing demonstrations. Specific class details will be provided in your room.

Breastfeeding

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Breastfeeding Classes are held in the Maternity Patient Lounge, partners are welcome. Topics covered include:

  • How to latch your baby
  • hand expressing
  • prevention of mastitis
  • how often to breastfeed your baby
  • diet related issues
  • community resources

Early Parenting – getting to know your new baby

Tuesday / Thursday / Sunday

All babies are different and have their own personality and temperament, which will influence your choice of settling techniques. The class covers areas such as tired signs, how to wrap your baby, age appropriate ‘awake’ and ‘interaction’ times, avoiding over stimulation, provides a number of different settling methods and, of course, what to do if your baby does not settle and support networks for when you leave hospital.

We invite all mothers and their partners to this informative class.

Bathing Demonstration

Every day at 9.00am and 4.30pm

Bathing your baby should be a special time for both you and your baby. To make you feel more confident it is advisable that you and your partner attend one or more bathing demonstrations prior to attempting the bathing.

The classes are held twice a day in the General Nursery. When you decide to bath your baby, a mothercraft nurse will be available to support and guide you throughout the bathing activity.

Physiotherapy classes (fees apply).

Monday / Wednesday / Friday