At the Women's and Children's Hospital we offer a range of free antenatal education (Medicare Eligible) and support to mothers who are planning to birth with us.
COVID-19 or Coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic, and the Women's and Children's Health Network is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of our staff and consumers.
For women who are birthing at another South Australian hospital, please contact your birthing hospital for more information about the support provided at each individual site.
We encourage all women and their partners, support persons and families to be actively involved in their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. Every pregnancy is a unique experience and we look forward to providing you with the very best care during this special time.
The sessions are also open to private patients if they are booked to birth at WCH. You will need a WCH hospital record number to complete the booking process.
We recommend parents begin education from around week 32 of pregnancy. Sessions can fill quickly, so book in early to avoid missing out.
How to access this service
Please make a booking through GoBookings:
Please aim to book your classes starting at 32 weeks pregnant. Classes fill early, all available sessions are listed on GObookings. You will need the following information to make a booking:
- WCH Hospital UR Number
- Partner's/support person's name
- Estimated due date
- Mobile number
1st Floor – Queen Victoria Building
Current antenatal education programs
Mind in Labour, Mind in Life
If you are interested in participating in childbirth and parenting education classes based on a mindfulness perspective, The Women's and Children's Hospital offers the 'Mind in Labour, Mind in Life' program for pregnant women and their partners or support person. The courses are run at different times throughout the year, and are weekly online sessions with an in-person full weekend retreat. Please see the following fact sheet for more detailed information on the course, the upcoming dates, and contact information.
(08) 8161 7592
Parent Education Team: Health.WCHNParentEducation@sa.gov.au
Please allow up to 5 working days for a response from the educator.
Women's Outpatient Department
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Phone: (08) 8161 7592
Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Phone: (08) 8161 7579