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Pregnancy and
Birth Education

Birth and Parenting Education Classes and Tours

Preparing for Pregnancy Information Evenings are offered regularly, they include educational presentations from an obstetrician, endocrinologist, physiotherapist and a midwife. Our maternity staff are pleased to provide tours of the maternity unit during these sessions and can provide you with important information about the services and programs offered at Mitcham Private Hospital.

Topics covered:

  • Diet, exercise, health management, how to reduce your risk of gestational diabetes
  • Self insured packages, private maternity care options, private health insurance
  • The obstetrician’s role in your pregnancy care, tests, genetic counselling, cord blood collection

Information evenings

  • 18th March 2019
  • 20th May 2019
  • 22nd July 2019
  • 9th September 2019
  • 11th November 2019

Cost: Free

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Tours of the unit are also available every second weekend. Numbers are limited to 10 couples per tour so all your questions can be answered.

Cost: Free

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Mitcham Private Hospital is committed to planning and providing a comprehensive childbirth and parenting program to prepare parents for the birth of their child. Our educators are all experienced midwives and currently also work in our Maternity Unit.

Bookings and more information

We don’t want you to miss out! We recommend booking your desired class midway through your pregnancy to ensure your preferred place. An ideal time to attend your classes is from 30 weeks gestation and onwards, this will help you to retain the information given in the class. Class numbers are restricted to maintain a personal and conducive teaching environment.

We ask that you or your support person does not attend classes if you are unwell or suffering from known diseases such as chickenpox, measles or shingles.

The cost of your antenatal classes may be covered by your health fund. We advise you check with your provider before making payment.

If your health fund does not cover your class, our Maternity Ward Clerk will make contact with you to organise payment. Once payment is processed, a receipt for your class will be mailed to you and your place will be confirmed.

Payment

If your health fund does not cover your class, our maternity unit Ward Clerk will make contact with you to organise payment. Once payment is processed, a receipt for your class will be sent to you and your place will be confirmed

Cancellation

For cancellation please contact us 2 weeks prior to the commencement date of your class.

Our Post Natal Education Program is conducted during your stay with us, and is specifically designed to enhance the postnatal experience for families. Our experienced and caring midwives and nursing staff offer individualised, around the clock postnatal care, providing guidance and support as you develop the key skills required for a successful transition from hospital to home with a new baby. Topics covered include feeding your baby, parenting skills, coping at home, baby safety and accessing community resources.

Mitcham Private Hospital recognises that all women have the right to education, encouragement, support and counselling so that they can successfully breastfeed.

We provide comprehensive education programs and a complete breastfeeding service. This service includes a breastfeeding clinic, education and resource materials.

All infant feeding education programs offered provide an approach that is flexible, creative, empowering and sensitive to the individual.

The Continence clinic is available to the general community, as well as Mitcham Private Hospital clients and is staffed by a supportive continence consultant who provides specialised assistance to Mums experiencing bladder difficulties. For more information or to book an appointment please call 9210 3101.