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The Sutherland Hospital

Welcome to Sutherland Hospital's Parent Education booking page. Our Parent Education sessions are a great way to prepare you and your family for childbirth and parenting. Education, knowledge, and support are key to positive experience and empowering families to make informed decisions about their journeys.

Click below to see more details of the sessions available

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  • Calmbirth® is a highly acclaimed childbirth education program. 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 with the knowledge and skills to birth their baby calmly, fearlessly, safely and confidently.
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  • Between Sunday 16 May 2021 and Saturday 4 December 2021
    The Sutherland Hospital's 'Having Your Baby' program is a comprehensive labour, birth, and parenting program run by a midwife and a physiotherapist,. A maternity hospital tour is included. This session is run over two weeks, eg. consecutive Saturdays 9.30am-3.30pm. Ideally you will begin this program from 26-34 weeks gestation.
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  • Between Monday 24 May 2021 and Wednesday 15 December 2021
    Sutherland's breastfeeding program is run by a lactation consultant from 630pm-9pm. This session includes: The first breastfeed, breast changes during the first few weeks, the role of rooming in and baby led feeding, positioning and attachment, signs your baby is getting enough milk, overcoming challenges. This program is best attended from 26 to 34 weeks gestation.
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  • Between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Sunday 28 November 2021
    When you first bring your newborn baby home from hospital it is both an exciting and daunting time. Being prepared and confident in your ability to provide First Aid for your new baby is an important skill to learn. This information session teaches you the very important skills and confidence needed to provide CPR and First Aid in the emergency situation.
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  • Between Wednesday 2 June 2021 and Wednesday 8 December 2021
    The Sutherland Hospital's Active Birth program is a one off 3 hour session from 6-9pm. Run by a midwife with extensive experience in supporting women achieve a normal birth using active birth techniques. This is a practical and natural labour focused program. Ideally this session is best between 26 and 34 weeks gestation.
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  • Between Sunday 6 June 2021 and Saturday 27 November 2021
    This one day session focuses on meeting your new baby and the first few days with your newborn. We will discuss breastfeeding, sleep and settling and newborn behaviour. This session is ideally attended by those who are doing 'Active Birth' or 'Calmbirth®'. This session is best attended from 28 - 36 weeks gestation.
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  • Sutherland Hospital's 'Having Your Baby' program is a comprehensive labour, birth, and parenting program run by a midwife and a physiotherapist. A maternity hospital tour is included. This program is run in the evening over 6 weeks 7-9pm. This six week session has five weeks of interactive online learning with the facilitator and the final week is a face to face session at the hospital. Ideally you will begin this program from 26-30 weeks gestation.
  • Between Thursday 17 June 2021 and Thursday 16 December 2021
    A stand alone session Just for Dads running on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm. Topics covered include: What it means to be dad, dad's role in labour and birth, infant communication, bonding, caring for your baby, dad's role in supporting breastfeeding, changing relationships and roles. This session is run via a virtual interactive platform.
  • Between Monday 21 June 2021 and Wednesday 11 August 2021
    This session is for people who are planning a baby. In this session we discuss the importance of preconception care which includes: diet, medical issues, fertility, health and lifestyle factors. We look at how to optimise the health of women and their partners prior to pregnancy and improve health related outcomes for themselves and their children. We also look at the models of care available at Sutherland Hospital. This session is facilitated by an experienced Midwife.
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  • Between Monday 5 July 2021 and Wednesday 3 November 2021
    This Breastfeeding session is run by a lactation consultant from 6:30pm-9pm. Included is: The first breastfeed, breast changes during the first few weeks, the role of rooming in and baby led feeding, positioning and attachment, signs your baby is getting enough milk & overcoming challenges. The beauty of this session is you can take part from the comfort of your own home. An invite with the link to log in will be sent to you a few days before the session starts.