$190 – $320

Having a baby: Saturday Program 4 and 11 January 2020

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Westmead Hospital

Darcy Road

Westmead, NSW 2145

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The Having a Baby: Saturday program - consists of 2 sessions held on consecutive Saturdays. Each session runs for 6 hours, and includes a lunch break. The program consists of the Birth Course curriculum as well as content that will assist you in your journey as new parents. If you attend this program you are entitled to attend a breastfeeding workshop free.

Birth Course at Westmead Hospital is a unique childbirth preparation that brings together only evidence based techniques and practices. The techniques that you learn for your birth in this course have been subjected to a randomised controlled trial (conducted by Kate Levett and published in the British Medical Journal in 2016). This trial demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for women and babies.

The workshop starts promptly at 9am. Please arrive at 8.45am for registration so the day can begin on time.

YOU MUST BE BIRTHING YOUR BABY AT WESTMEAD HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED FEE. ALL WOMEN BOOKED TO BIRTH THEIR BABY AT ANOTHER HOSPITAL MUST PAY FULL FEE.

It is recommended to book this workshop if you are due February 2020

Topics include the following:

  • Mind and body working together
  • Labouring at home and when to come to hospital
  • Positions for labour and birth – being active
  • Birthing with confidence
  • Evidence based Techniques for labour and birth
    • Acupressure
    • Massage
    • Breathing and relaxation
  • Tour of the Birth Unit
  • Special circumstances: Medicine as back up
  • Calming an unsettled baby
  • Communicating with your baby
  • Parenting issues – including postnatal depression, returning to work, roles and identities
  • And more!!


Cost of the Saturday Workshop also includes a free registration to the Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop You will be required to insert your Saturday workshop booking number to get the free registration.

The Saturday workshop will be held in the Seminar rooms of the Education and Conference Centre at Westmead Hospital (enter via the main entrance of the hospital) in either Seminar room 5,6 or 7. A sign will indicate which room you are in.

Please be aware that you will be required to pay for parking if you choose to park within the hospital grounds.

Breaks are included, however you are asked to bring or buy your own snacks/lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, refreshments can be purchased Zouki’s café.

This program is an interactive workshop designed to enhance your birthing and early parenting experience.

If you need to change your booking email: WSLHD-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au. Where possible we will try to meet your change of date/event request.

FAQ'S

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
See parking and public transport information located at http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Childbirth---Parenting-Education/Maps---Directions
Do I bring my partner along to all the classes with me?​
Partners are encouraged to attend. If your partner can't make it then you can bring along a support person.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
You may like to bring a snack. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
WSLHD-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can return to the booking page to do so.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund may be given only in the following circumstances:

•Premature birth

•Hospital admission

•Cancellation request 3 weeks prior to the class commencement date

An administration fee of $30 will be incurred on cancellation requests with less than 3 weeks’ notice

Private Health Fund rebates are available. A certificate is issued upon request.

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