Childbirth education

Phone: +61 (03) 5722 5225
The University Teaching & Learning Centre, Wangaratta.
Classes run on Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm (classes are free with morning tea and lunch provided)

Childbirth EducationThe midwives at Northeast Health regularly run childbirth and parenting classes throughout the year where you will find out information about:

  • how to prepare for the birth of your baby
  • what to expect during labour and delivery
  • what to expect in hospital
  • breastfeeding information
  • what to expect during early parenthood.

Sometimes guest speakers will present at the classes. Classes also give you the chance to look around our facilities, meet some of our staff and meet other people who are going through pregnancy and parenthood.

If you want to go to a class, you can book when you see your midwife at around the 16-week mark of your pregnancy, or you can phone +61 (03) 5722 5225

Is there anywhere else I can go to classes?

You might live closer to a health facility that also offers childbirth classes. You can choose to go there and still look around our facilities. Contact your local hospital for more information about classes available in your area.

At what stage in my pregnancy should I go to classes?

The best time to attend these classes is at about 30 weeks. This lets you complete the entire course by the time your baby arrives, even if the baby arrives earlier than expected.

You will need to book your childbirth and parenting classes on +61 (03) 5722 5225. Classes are free with morning tea and lunch provided and held in the Teaching & Learning Centre, situated behind the hospital.