Childbirth Education Program

Well Women’s Health

This session is run once a month on a Monday. Facilitated by a Midwife and Physiotherapist. Only available for women only, having their first baby and preferably under 20 weeks gestation.

The aim of the session is to promote optimal physical and emotional health during pregnancy and beyond, and includes:

* Managing physical discomforts of pregnancy.
* Exercise guidelines for pregnancy.
* Pelvic floor exercises.
* Ergonomics and back care
* Healthy diet during pregnancy.
* Routine test and investigations in pregnancy.

Refresher Workshop

This workshop is run on a Monday night once a month from 6pm-9pm.

These Refresher workshops are designed for women or couples having second or subsequent children and includes:

* Introduction to St. Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy.
* Overview of labour, birth and pain relief
* When to come into hospital and where to park
* Discussion of postnatal and early parenting issues
* Breastfeeding revisited- presented by a Lactation Consultant
* Sibling issues

Labour and Early Parenting Workshops

These workshop are run in different time formats:
•    3 consecutive weeknights 6-9pm
•    2 consecutive Saturdays or
•    All Day Saturday fast track workshop.

The focus of these sessions includes active labour, birth, early parenting and breastfeeding.

These sessions are for women or couples having their first baby. Some other topics covered include positions in labour and relaxation, the role of support person/s, pain relief in labour, the hospital stay, settling techniques, safety issues for the baby, baby communication and feeding.

It is appropriate to commence a series of classes when you are about 30 weeks pregnant or greater.

A tour of the maternity unit is included in these classes. Classes are filled on a first in booking basis.

Dads and Bubs Class

Dads and Bubs class is about delivering information for expectant fathers on issues surrounding supporting their partner in labour, parenting and connecting and bonding with the baby.

Classes allow for great discussion so that fathers can feel their specific queries are addressed and gain confidence for their fathering role.

A practical hands-on session with the baby dolls is also available. This class is for men only, and is run by a male facilitator.

Grandparents Workshop

This workshop runs once per month and is about delivering information on the most up to date practices in feeding, settling and safety with babies and much more.

A Research and evidence based approach on changed care practices of infants is a great way to ensure all those caring for the baby are similarly informed. This class is also open to significant others who may also be caring for the baby.

This class has a minimal additional cost on a per person basis.

Hypnobirthing

This workshop runs over two consecutive Saturdays from 10am till 4pm.

Hypnobirthing is the name given to a childbirth education program using visualisation, guided imagery, self hypnosis and relaxation techniques to assist the mother during pregnancy and birth.

Our hypnobirthing classes are based on the understanding that birth is a normal and natural for healthy women and healthy babies.

Through this program you will explore techniques which will assist you to alleviate the fear and tension that often interferes with a woman's natural instincts to birth.

Women are encouraged to bring their birth partner along.

Once your booking with the hospital has been made finalised. You will receive a link to our booking system allowing you to choose class and date that is suitable for yourself and or your birthing partner.

If you don’t receive your link by the 26th week of your pregnancy please contact Childbirth Education via childbirthed@svha.org.au

TENS labour pain management system information session (FREE).

A non-invasive and non-pharmalogical pain management option for labour.
Register for this popular hands-on practical information session presented by qualified and experienced staff.
You will leave informed with a sound understanding of how to apply TENS for induction, during labour and after birth.

Partners are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Time: Commence promptly at 6:30pm -7:30pm
Venue: Lecture theatre (Level 1, 75 Victoria Pde Fitzroy.)

Tuesday 15th of May     
Tuesday 12th of June    
Tuesday 10th of July    
Tuesday the 14th of August    
Tuesday 11th of September
Tuesday 16th of October
Tuesday 13th of November
Tuesday 11th of December

For further information about hiring or to book in a session please email info@tensaustralia.com or phone 1300 913 129.

Do You Have a Pet?

The Victorian Governments ‘We are Family Program’ provides a guide to nurturing the child and pet relationship from pregnancy to preschool. The program is aimed at expectant and new parents. It helps parents prepare existing pets for the arrival of a new baby and provides further guidance when the baby is home to ensure safety around pets with babies and children. The program is delivered free to Victorian Hospitals as part of their childbirth education classes.

Please attend any one of the following presentations in 2018:

Saturdays 1:00-1:45pm

12th May     
2nd June     
7th July       
18th August    
1st September
20th October
17th November
1st December

Enquire at the hospital reception for directions on the day: 59 Victoria Parade Fitzroy.

Parent First Aid Courses @ St. Vincent’s Private Hospital

Knowing what to do if your child is hurt or unwell is probably the best gift you can give yourself as a parent.

Let our Paramedic and Pediatric Nurse Educators teach you how to confidently and effectively respond to the following

1.    CPR-Baby and child
2.    Drowning
3.    Choking
4.    Seizures &febrile convulsions
5.    Fever, Pain & dehydration
6.    Key signs of serious illness
7.    Breathing illnesses: Bronchiolitis, Croup and more
8.    Allergies including Anaphylaxis
9.    Head Injuries
10.    Burns
11.    Poisoning including bites and stings

Course Duration: 3 ¼ Hours

Price: $67.50 single or $126 couple

Saturday mornings 9.15am to 12.30pm

Bookings and availability: www.childrevive.com.au/publiccourses-vic.html

Enter the code word ‘stvincents’ for a discounted price at any St Vincent’s Private Hospital course.

For further inquiries: jo@childrevive.com.au

Need more information?

It's important for expecting mothers to ensure that all available options have been researched so that an informed decision can be made when deciding where you will have your baby. We have created a free no obligation maternity information booklet to assist with making your decision.

Simply fill out your details here and we will email you our maternity information booklet straight away.

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If you would like more information or would like to book a tour please call during business hours on:  Ph: 03 9411 7444