The "multicultural" childbirth and parenting education is for women and their partners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The program is designed to orientate 'new Australian' women and their partners to Australian birthing practices at Westmead hospital.The class is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is familiar with the needs of CALD families and for whom, English is their second language.
This is an intensive one-day workshop held on a Saturday. The workshop commences at 9am and concludes at 3pm.
You will need to obtain a CODE from the Maternity Liaison Officer at Westmead Hospital to book into this program. When booking on the Eventbrite site you will be asked to enter the code.
It is recommended to book this workshop if you are due in March 2017
- Positions for labour and birth
- Normal birth
- Pain relief options
- Caesarean birth
- Caring for your new baby
- Parenting issues
- Birth Unit Tour.
Topics are discussed briefly due to time restraints. However there is always time for questions.
Optional Free Events
Cost of the Saturday Workshop also includes free registration to the Pre-natal Breastfeeding Workshop. The Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop must be booked by selecting Bonus ticket after you select which breastfeeding workshop you wish to attend. 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).
Please be aware that you will be required to pay for parking if you choose to park within the hospital grounds.
Morning tea is included, however you are asked to bring or buy your own 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: WSLHDemail@example.com. Where possible we will try to meet your change of date/event request.
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?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
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?
You may print out your ticket or save on the eventbrite app.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund may be given only in the following circumstances:
•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.