on with it
- getting on with it
will your body change?
about emotional changes?
What healthcare will
How do you know if
something is wrong?
healthy during pregnancy
ready at home
to the hospital
happens during labour and birth?
classes help prepare you and your partner or support people for the experience of childbirth.
a great opportunity to learn about what happens during childbirth so
that you are well prepared. They are also a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet people who are going through a similar experience.
The classes are offered at hospitals and community health centres.
Specific classes for young mums are also available. Enquire on your first visit to the midwife, doctor or hospital.
Topics generally discussed during antenatal classes include:
General health and well being of both mother and baby during pregnancy and in the first few weeks following the birth
Diet during pregnancy and breast feeding
Your changing body
The developing baby during pregnancy
Things to be avoided during pregnancy – eg smoking, drugs and alcohol
The process of labour
Signs that you are in labour
When to ring the hospital
Early days at home with your baby
How are you going to feed your baby – Breast or bottle?
Caring for your baby in the early weeks
Child safety – SIDS and Kids, Child restraints
Your Pregnancy Care Provider
Yarra Valley Community Health Service
1300 130 381
Ranges Community Health Service