The Mater

Antenatal Classes

Mater Maternity provides a number of Antenatal classes for our expecting families, preparing them for labour, natural birth, caesarean birth and early parenting. It is aimed at first time parents. We recommend you attend your antenatal class when you are at 30 weeks, however we will only be scheduling classes two months in advance, so please check this page again at a later date for the months to follow.

Please note: our classes are available to Mater maternity patients only.

Antenatal Childbirth & Parenting Program

The Mater Antenatal class prepares expecting parents for labour, birth and caring for their newborn. The class educators are all experienced midwives here at the Mater, who will take you through stages of labour, pain strategies, caesarean section, tests and routines while at the hospital, newborn patterns of behaviour, transition to parenting and more.

There are two options available for these courses, depending on your preference:

  • One-Day intensive class on Saturdays, from 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Two-Day class on consecutive Saturdays, from 9am – 3pm

May, June and July classes now available!

Antenatal Caesarean Birth & Parenting Program

The Mater Antenatal class prepares expecting parents for caesarean birth as well as early parenting. The class educators are all experienced midwives here at the Mater, who will take you through preparation for caesarean birth, what to expect in theatre, what happens in the first 24 hours after caesarean birth, tests and routines while at the hospital, newborn patterns of behaviour, transition to parenting and more.

Book early for our July class!

 

August onwards coming soon, check back at a later date.