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If you are wondering what are antenatal classes, what is covered, and what are the benefits of attending, you’ll find this video very informative.

TV presenter Jess Skarratt attended antenatal classes at Pindara Private Hospital before the birth of her first child. After her last class she sat down with her teacher Anne Cifuentes, midwife of 35 years.

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Pindara's childbirth and parenting classes prepare you for the changes you will face and equip you with the skills to cope with these changes, as you transition into parenthood on the Gold Coast. Childbirth classes are also an ideal opportunity to meet other couples and develop a support network with others who are going through the same experiences.

Sessions cover a range of topics including pregnancy, labour, baby care and parenting skills. Everything taught is evidence-based and reviewed regularly to ensure you receive current and accurate information.

Classes are run by Pindara midwives who have many years experience in both maternity care and education. They will give all new 'parents to be' the opportunity to ask questions and consider all their options in a relaxed and informal environment.

Antenatal classes are provided in two modes:

  • Online mode with one Face-to-Face class
  • Weekly Face-to-Face Class (5 week course)

Online Mode

Upon payment, access to the Online Module will be organised and you will be booked to attend one Face-to-Face class on a Thursday night at Pindara Private Hospital. It is recommended you complete the online module prior to attending this class.

Weekly Antenatal Classes

This 5 week course is held on a Tuesday & Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Pindara Private Hospital Education room located upstairs in the Pindara Professional Centre, 8 – 10 Carrara St., Benowa :

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Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 couples.

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  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Stages of labour
  • When to come to hospital
  • Birth video
  • Pain relief
  • Birth preferences
  • Medical interventions
  • Avoiding interventions
  • After the birth
  • Staff roles
  • Hospital tour
  • Emotional changes
  • Postnatal support
  • Feeding your baby
  • Neonatal examination
  • Newborn conditions
  • Immunisation
  • Parenting skills

We encourage you to book early as the classes fill quickly. We also suggest you book your classes when you book into the hospital.

We recommend you commence classes when you are around 28-32 weeks pregnant.

The price of Antenatal Classes is $200 per couple. Depending on your health fund and cover, this fee may be covered by your health fund. Your place in the classes will not be secured unless payment is received.

Note: Fees are non-refundable, except for medical reasons. For more information or to register, phone Pindara Hospital on 07 5588 9888 and ask to speak to the Maternity Unit. Our receptionist is available to help you between 8 am-4pm Monday to Saturday.


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