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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.

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Current Events

Past Events

  • 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.
  • Having Your Baby is a comprehensive labour, birth, and parenting program run by a midwife and a physiotherapist. A hospital tour is included. This program is run in the evening over five weeks, 6:30-8:30pm. Two weeks are online and three weeks are face to face. Becoming Us complements this session by focusing on the transition into parenthood. This is held online over the last two weeks, 6:30-8:30pm. Ideally you would start this program from 26-30 weeks gestation.
  • Between Thursday 13 October 2022 and Thursday 15 December 2022
    A stand alone session Just for Dads running on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. 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. A great way to meet some other Dads to be.
    Education Centre, Level 2
  • 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.
    Sutherland Hospital- Auditorium
  • 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.
    Sutherland Hospital- Auditorium
  • Having Your Baby is a comprehensive labour, birth, and parenting program run by a midwife and a physiotherapist. A hospital tour is included. This session is run over two weeks, eg. consecutive Saturdays 9.30am-3.30pm. Becoming Us complements this session by focusing on the transitions into parenthood. This section of the session is run online over two evenings 6:30-8:30pm. Ideally you will begin this program from 26-34 weeks gestation.
    Sutherland Hospital- Auditorium
  • 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.
    Sutherland Hospital- Auditorium
  • 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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  • Got a birth plan? It’s also a great idea to plan for your first precious weeks and months as a new family. Getting ready for life with your baby helps you both adjust to becoming parents and know how to support each other on the journey ahead. We’ll cover expectations of parenthood, ways to care for yourself and each other, coping with common challenges and supporting your baby’s wellbeing. You can start preparing now to enjoy this special time of nesting and bonding as a new family.
  • Sunday 27th November 9.30am to 3.30pm
    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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  • Sunday 4 December 2022
    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.
    Sutherland Hospital- Auditorium