Maternity Unit

Child Birth & Parenting Program

Childbirth and parenting classes are conducted by registered midwives and physiotherapists from West Gippsland Healthcare Group.

Physiotherapy

Takes place via Zoom on a Tuesday between 6pm and 8pm. You will be contacted via email or phone the day prior to the class with a link for the zoom meeting.
It covers:

  • Discomforts in pregnancy
  • Antenatal exercises – pelvic floor and general stretching
  • Deep abdominal Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Relaxation – techniques used during pregnancy, birth and postnatal period

Book yourself into the class for when you are between 24 and 30 weeks by clicking the following link www.trybooking.com/BFVNE
Any queries or changes to dates of classes please call 5623 0647

Childbirth Education

Takes place via Zoom on a Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 1pm.
It covers:

  • Stages of labour and normal birth
  • Unexpected outcomes – instrumental deliveries, induction of labour, Caesarean section
  • Pain relief options
  • Ward tour
  • Early days of parenting and supports

Book yourself into the class for when you are between 28 and 33 weeks by clicking the following link www.trybooking.com/BEXPT
Any queries or changes to dates of classes please call 5623 0751

Breastfeeding

Takes place via Zoom on a Thursday between 7pm and 9pm or a Saturday between 10am and 12pm
It covers:

  • How breastfeeding begins and expectations
  • The role of family members and supports through the breastfeeding journey
  • Breastfeeding challenges

Book yourself into the class for when you are between 26 and 33 weeks by clicking the following link www.trybooking.com/BEXOD
Any queries or changes to dates of classes please call 5623 0672

Specialist Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Multiple Birth – Twins – Triplets.

  • types of twins
  • effects of multiple pregnancy
  • multiple ( Twin ) birth options
  • possible outcomes
  • special care nursery
  • support

Young Mums Class

  • offered for one on one or small groups when required
 

Class days are as follows:

Physiotherapy class

Tuesday evening 6.00 – 8.00pm
Physiotherapy Department (Community Facilitation Centre/Allied Health building)
West Gippsland Hospital

Breastfeeding

Thursday evening 7.00pm – 9.00pm
or
Saturday Morning 10.00am – 12.00pm
Breastfeeding house
21 Landsborough Street, Warragul

Midwife class

Saturday or Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Seminar Room
West Gippsland Hospital

  • please wear comfortable clothing for these classes
  • you may bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the cafeteria