ONLINE Blacktown Childbirth and Parenting Class
YOU MUST BE BIRTHING YOUR BABY AT BLACKTOWN HOSPITAL TO ATTEND.
THESE SESSIONS ARE BULK-BILLED.
This is a series of 4 online interactive childbirth and parenting education sessions presented via Microsoft Teams. Each week there is one class, which runs for 1.5 hours, and the series covered over 4 weeks in total.
A link will be sent to you prior to each session, and you will need to open the link in google chrome or safari on your computer (mobile phone is not recommended for these sessions).
Your partner/support person are encouraged to join. You only need to purchase 1 ticket per couple.
The sessions will cover a number of topics related to labour, birth and postnatal. The weekly schedule is as follows: (all topics may not be listed below)
Week 1 – Introduction to labour & birth
• The Female Anatomy
• Optimal positon for baby in labour
• Signs of labour
• When to call Birth Unit
• Hormones of labour
• What is a contraction
• Stages of labour
• Intro to vaginal birth
Week 2 – Exploring labour & birth
• Stages of labour (continued)
• Active labour
• Natural pain relief
• Medical pain relief
• Recap of vaginal birth
• Role of the support person
Week 3 – After birth & Postnatal
• Newborn characteristics
• Routine checks for mum and baby
• Postnatal care
• What to expect after your baby is born
Week 4 – Postnatal & Breastfeeding
• Feeding your baby
• Signs of a well baby
• Settling your baby
• Baby bathing
• Safe sleeping
• Baby massage
• Postnatal feelings
• Where to get help at home