Childbirth Education Program

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due COVID-19, a number of our Childbirth Education offerings have been amended. Please see each section below for details on any changes.

Welcome to St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne’s Childbirth and Early Parenting Program.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne offers a full range of childbirth education classes suited to your needs to help prepare you, your partner and any support people for childbirth and early parenting.

Our childbirth education workshops are all facilitated by dedicated, professional and experienced midwives

Labour and Early Parenting Workshops

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Birth and Early Parenting Education has been transferred to an online format within our Childbirth Education Portal. Delivered via video by a SVPHM Obstetrician and Midwife. 

Once you have finalised your maternity booking  at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne, our team will send you a maternity pack via email/mail. Within that pack,you receive a link to book into classes. We suggest booking a class date around 32 weeks.Once we receive your booking, we then send you information on how to access the Childbirth Education Portal.

Even though you are not attending these classes in person, still booking in helps us record who needs Childbirth Education and allows us to get you the right information as soon as possible. 

If you are having problems booking in or would like more information please email via  childbirthed@svha.org.au

Elective/Booked Caesarean sections

We don’t have a separate Caesarean section workshop, as it is being incorporated into our Child Birth and Early Parenting Education.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Birth and Early Parenting Education has been transferred to an online format within our Childbirth Education Portal. This is delivered via video by a SVPHM Obstetrician and Midwife

Refresher Workshop

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Refresher workshop is currently unavailable at SVPHM until further notice. We apologise for this inconvenience however, our standard Child Birth and Early Parenting Education has been transferred to an online format within our Childbirth Education Portal. Delivered via video by a SVPHM Obstetrician and Midwife. Please read above details for ‘Labour and Early Parenting Workshops.

Dads and Bubs Class

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dad and Bubs workshop is currently unavailable at SVPHM until further notice. We apologise for this inconvenience however, online resources are available via: Fathers getting involved

Grandparents Workshop

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grandparents Workshop is currently unavailable at SVPHM until further notice. We apologise for this inconvenience however, online resources are available via: 

Grandparents relationships

Safe sleeping

Hypnobirthing

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.

Hypnobirthing is 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.

Birthing partners are encouraged to participate. 

This Workshop is currently unavailable onsite until further notice. 
Hypnobirthing is available online via : https://hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au 

TENS labour pain management system information session (FREE). Via ZOOM

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 via ZOOM.
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 7:30pm-8.30pm

Register via: this link: information-sessions

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.
This program is unavailable until further notice.
For further resources and information about the child and pet relationship please visit: www.wearefamily.vic.gov.au.
For further support please email: wearefamily.program@agriculture.vic.gov.au

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

Enrol in a paediatric first aid course to learn the essential skills to help your infant in an emergency.

All courses are conducted by experienced paramedics and paediatric nurses from Child Revive First Aid, and the course content is specifically designed for expectant parents and parents of infants and small children.

To continue teaching for St Vincent’s Private Hospital patients/parents and carers, Child Revive has moved their paediatric first aid courses to an online platform (live video courses via Zoom). Please visit http://www.childrevive.com.au/parentfirstaid.html to see the course options.

Course bookings are made directly with Child Revive First Aid. Please go to http://www.childrevive.com.au/online-courses.html. Enter code word 'stvincents' for a 10% discount off live video course tickets.

For any enquiries, including to be notified when face-to-face courses resume, please contact Child Revive via email jo@childrevive.com.au or telephone 1300 797 667.

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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