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COVID-19
Information last updated 17 November 2022
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Antenatal Education

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.

Our COVID-19 Response

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

Location

1st Floor – Queen Victoria Building

Current antenatal education programs

Breastfeeding Information – Online

Caesarean Birth – Online

Labour Birth and Early Parenting Information – In-person

Labour Birth and Early Parenting Information – Online

Multiple Birth Parents

Refresher Session – Online

Vaginal Birth after Caesarean – Online

Waterbirth Session – Online

Working With Your Body in Labour – In-person

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.

Contact

Phone

(08) 8161 7592

Email

Parent Education Team: Health.WCHNParentEducation@sa.gov.au

Please allow up to 5 working days for a response from the educator.

Mailing Address

Women's Outpatient Department
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Related Services

Women's Outpatient Department

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Phone: (08) 8161 7592

Women's Physiotherapy

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Phone: (08) 8161 7579