Education & Classes

COVID–19 information

COVID-19 screening will happen before each class. We ask that you do not attend the class if you are feeling unwell.
Classes will be smaller and comply with social distancing measures to maintain safety. All participants need to wear a face mask during the class.  Due to restrictions, we are not permitted to offer refreshments and ask that you please bring your own water bottle and snacks.

Class information

Our classes have recently been reformatted to allow greater choice and flexibility.   Parents and grandparents can focus on the topics of interest.  Our classes are fun, interactive and dynamic, using multiple mediums to keep you interested and involved.  We will soon add a breastfeeding module and Calmbirth classes and in future hope to add further modules including twin and next birth after caesarean section classes.

How to enroll

Please download and complete an application form here for private mums. 

Please download and complete an application form here for public mums.  

Email the completed form with your class and date preferences, with payment details to the email address on the form to nbhpublicbirthing@healthscope.com.au  or nbhprivatebirthing@healthscope.com.au

 

Cost $370 per couple

A comprehensive class designed to allow first time parents to approach birth and parenthood more confidently. An interactive format including third trimester, ‘normal’ labour, Analgesia, Breastfeeding, the postnatal period and taking baby home. Taught over five weeknights or two Saturdays.

Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm (5 consecutive weeks)

Private patients:
Dates: 14 October 2020, 18 November 2020

Public patients:
Dates: 14 October 2020, 18 November 2020


Thursdays 7pm - 9pm (5 consecutive weeks)

Public patients:
Dates: 15 October 2020, 19 November 2020


Saturdays 9.30am - 2.30pm (2 consecutive weeks)

Public patients:
Dates: 19 September 2020, 3 October 2020, 17 October 2020, 31 October 2020, 14 November 2020, 28 November 2020, 12 December 2020

Private couples:
Dates: 5 September 2020, 3 October 2020, 31 October 2020, 28 November 2020

$50 per person

Aimed at those having a planned Caesarean section, first or subsequent. The course covers all aspects of the Caesarean process and recovery post Caesarean section.

Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm (2 hour session)

Dates: 8 September 2020, 13 October 2020, 10 November 2020, 8 December 2020

We are working with CPR Kids to bring you a class that will teach you how to respond calmly and effectively to your child in an emergency.

In this class you will learn the essential and life saving skills of baby and child CPR as well as how to prevent, recognise and respond to your child in the event of illness or injury. The class is taught by an expert paediatric registered nurse and every participant will have hands-on practice to ensure you feel confident and prepared to handle an emergency situation.

Who can attend these classes?

  • Families
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Friends
  • Pregnant couples
  • Anyone who cares for babies and children

Topics include

  • CPR for babies and children
  • Drowning response for babies and children
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Poisons
  • Fever and febrile seizures and more.

For more information and to book your class go to the CPR Kids website cprkids.com.au or call 1300 543 727.

$50 per person

A practical and interactive class designed for the supportive and involved grandparents to be. This course enables updating and refreshing of knowledge surrounding birth, breastfeeding and the postnatal period in light of current practices and recommendations. A ‘must’ for every grandparent!

Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm (2 hour session)

Private and Public patients are welcome to attend.

Dates: 12 October 2020, 2 November 2020, 7 December 2020

$50 per person

Designed to fill any gaps in knowledge, or to refresh and remember strategies for labour and the postnatal period for parents having their second or subsequent child. Information includes how to introduce the older sibling and approach any sibling rivalry, (good luck!). Women and partners/support people who have previously birthed overseas can also use this course to learn about the practices and processes in Australia and at Northern Beaches Hospital.

Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm (2-hour session)

Dates: 15 September 2020, 20 October 2020, 17 November 2020, 15 December 2020

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