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Please take a virtual tour of the Cabrini maternity ward below.


Preparing for Birth

Preparing to give birth and welcome a new baby brings many changes to your life, and you may feel excited or anxious when you think of what lies ahead. Learning as much as you can will help you feel confident and reassured.  This guide, co-authored by our experienced Cabrini midwives, will help you prepare for labour and birth, learn what to expect during your recovery and guide you through caring for yourself and your baby after birth.

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Maternity Unit Tour

$0.00 per class

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer this service onsite. However, you can take a stroll through the Gandel Wing maternity unit with our virtual tour.

From the comfort of your own home, our virtual tour will take you through our comfortable, caring hospital, set in a tranquil and private space all with the click of a button.

For any questions please contact us on (03) 9508 1724 or email maternity@cabrini.com.au

From the comfort of your own home, our virtual tour will take you through our comfortable, caring hospital, set in a tranquil and private space all with the click of a button.
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Virtual Postnatal Drop-in Support Service

$0.00 per class

To further support you during your transition into parenthood, our postnatal drop-in sessions are a relaxed forum where you can have your questions answered and seek practical advice from our experienced midwives. This can include assistance with breastfeeding and settling techniques.

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Virtual Early Pregnancy

$0.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

Learn how to enjoy a healthy pregnancy in this class facilitated by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Understand how to prevent problems such as back and pelvic pain, poor bladder control and what exercises are safe and beneficial in pregnancy. This interactive class for women only will cover all of these topics and more.

 

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NEW: Virtual Antenatal Education Class – a Positive Birth Experience

$0.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

Designed for first time parents, this four hour, live and interactive course aims to empower you with the knowledge to confidently embrace your labour, birth and parenthood journey. 

Part 1 | Introduction to childbirth and coping strategies for labour and birth: recognising labour, when to call and come to Cabrini, stages of labour, active birthing techniques, pain relief options and labour support strategies including the role of your partner/support person.

Part 2 | Birth Variations: induction of labour, options for assisted birth and caesarean births.

In addition to this course, please consider booking into our Baby and Beyond and Baby First Aid classes.

Our Preparing for Birth book, co-edited by two Cabrini midwives for Australia, is highly recommended in conjunction with our Virtual Antenatal Education class. Please purchase separately (see top of this page).

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Online Antenatal Education

$0.00 per class

A link will be emailed to patients during your third trimester.

This popular education series is now available online. Delivered by our lovely midwife Narelle, this course has three parts, which you can choose to watch in one sitting, or in a few. This course aims to empower you with the knowledge to confidently embrace your labour, birth and parenthood journey.

Part 1 | Introduction to childbirth

Part 2 | Coping strategies for your labour and birth

Part 3 | Induction and interventions in labour

 

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Virtual Baby & Beyond

$0.00 per class

This  class is now offered virtually, live online.

This class is for first time expectant parents wanting more information on all things postnatal.

- the importance of skin-on-skin contact with your baby
- feeding cues in the lead up to the first breastfeed
- the benefits of breastfeeding
- newborn tests
- calming a crying baby
- SIDS education
- postnatal support

     

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Virtual Caesarean Birth

$0.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

Planning a caesarean birth or just found out you need to have a caesarean? This class will prepare you for a caesarean birth at Cabrini including recognising signs of labour, preparing for theatre, the caesarean procedure/birth of your baby, physical/emotional recovery and caring for your baby at home. 

Attending the Baby & Beyond class is also highly recommended following the caesarean birth class to learn about the importance of skin to skin contact leading up to the first breastfeed, the benefits of breastfeeding, caring for your baby, newborn tests, calming a crying baby, SIDS and more.

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Virtual Baby First Aid

$30.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

Could you save your baby's life? How would you respond in an emergency? This two hour workshop will help you prepare for the unexpected in your baby's first year of life. You'll gain skills to help prevent and/or manage a number of injuries and emergency situations such as choking, febrile convulsions, burns, stings and more. CPR demonstration will be available so have a doll or cushion available to follow along with us.

Attend this workshop at any stage during your pregnancy or after your baby is born.

 

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For Grandparents

$0.00 per person

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

This informative class is held each month for grandparents to be, to help celebrate becoming a grandparent.

Did you know?

- Babies sleep on their backs to help prevent SIDS
- Babies like to breastfeed in the first hour of life
- Dummies are not recommended until breastfeeding is established
- There is a correct way to swaddle babies to help prevent hip dislocation


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Refunds for classes are only available if your baby is born before the class starts, if medical complications develop and you are hospitalised or if the class is cancelled.

As we ensure the number of people attending each class is not too large, it is advised that you choose your class carefully.