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Westmead Hospital

Hawkesbury Road

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

Westmead, NSW 2145


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This workshop brings together the skills you need to bring your baby home and parent confidently.

The 4 hour long workshop explores the reality of parenting and it is recommended that you attend this course from approximately 28 weeks. The workshop provides information on understanding your baby’s needs, settling techniques, home safety and equipment, handling and care of baby, and becoming a family. Ideal for women and their partner/support person who are:

  • Having a booked caesarean section

  • If unable to attend a Having a Baby course

  • For those who want a greater understanding of parenting a newborn

The cost for attending this workshop is $50

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Calming an unsettled baby

  • Handling and caring for your baby

  • Communicating with your baby

  • Parenting issues – including postnatal depression, returning to work, roles and identities.

  • And more!!

If this is your first baby we strongly recommend that you attend a Having a Baby Program instead. Having a Baby covers birth and parenting in detail. This course covers parenting only.

The workshop will be held in the Seminar rooms of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) -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.

Tea breaks sre 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: Wslhd-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au. 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 refund may only be given in the following circumstances

  • Premature birth

  • Hospital admission

  • Change of mind prior to the program commencing – this requires three weeks’ notice.

If less than three weeks’ notice will incur a fee of $30.00. NO REFUND will be given for cancellation requests less than three days before a class commences. NO REFUND will be given for change of mind after the program has commenced.

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

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Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

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