Antenatal education

We have a range of classes to suit all parents and grandparents that you attend here in the hospital.

Classes are also available after you have had baby and returned home. Many women find these education sessions helpful because you can get advice on feeding and settling techniques that relate to you and your baby’s needs.


Birth and Beyond (consecutive classes)

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.

Birth and Beyond class for private mums

Thursdays, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (5 sessions) - Book in today

Saturdays, 9.30am – 3.00pm (2 sessions) - Book in today

Birth and Beyond class for public mums

Wednesdays, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (5 sessions) - Book in today

Thursdays, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (5 sessions) - Book in today

Saturdays, 9.30am – 3.00pm (2 sessions) - Book in today


Calmbirth® prepares couples mentally, emotionally and physically for the birth of their baby. Calmbirth® understands the interrelationship between the mind and body – how our bodies react to our thoughts. Calmbirth® uses this mind-body connection to assist couples to replace the fear, stress and anxiety about giving birth.

Calmbirth is Australia's fastest growing childbirth education program and has educated more than 35,000 couples.

Book a class at the hospital here 

Caesarean Section (one-off class)

$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 (one-off class) - Book in today

Grandparents Class (one-off class)

$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 (one-off class) - Book in today

Refresher Class (one-off class)

$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 (one-off class) - Book in today


Classes on the ward

Classes are run on the ward to help you get answers to all your questions and gain confidence in preparation to take your baby home.

Physiotherapy Class: In the patient lounge, please speak to a midwife

Breastfeeding Class: In the patient lounge, please speak to a midwife

Baby Bathing Class: Every day at 4.00pm in the Well Baby Nursery (feel free to use these baby baths at any time during your stay)


CPR and First Aid Class by CPR Kids

Wouldn’t you like to know what to do if your baby is sick or injured? CPR Kids hosts a Baby and Child CPR and First Aid class at Northern Beaches Hospital.

The 3 hour class is taught by practising paediatric nurses. It’ll give you lots of hands-on practice with baby and child manikins, leaving you with enormous confidence should you ever find yourself in an emergency.

For information and bookings, please visit: CPR KIDS or call 1300 543 727.

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