Glengarry Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Maternity Education Programs

A comprehensive Maternity Education Program has been developed to help you prepare for the joys and challenges of parenthood.

Glengarry Private Hospital's Maternity Service offers women and their partners a comprehensive range of antenatal and postnatal support services. Services are designed to ensure couples are well prepared for and informed during pregnancy and have adequate access to support services upon leaving hospital. The program covers practical information and is presented by the Midwives who work in our Maternity Unit.

It is advisable that you and your partner book into these classes as early as possible as positions are limited.   We recommend booking at 25 weeks gestation.

To book for any of the below mentioned classes, please phone 9447 0111 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Antenatal Classes

We have formulated an Antenatal Program for you and your partner that is designed to share knowledge through discussion and education. The program covers practical information and is presented by the Midwives who work in our Maternity Unit.

The below classes are available over 5 weeks, held on Wednesday evenings, They are 2 hours each session from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Refreshments are provided.

Class 1 Planning for the Birth
  Last weeks of Pregnancy
  Onset of Labour
  Stages of Labour
  When to come to Hospital / Admissions
Class 2 Birthing Options
  Therapeutic and Non Therapeutic Options during the Birthing Process
  Coping Strategies / Relaxation Strategies
  Unexpected Outcomes
Class 3 Physiotherapy and Breast feeding Information
  Back care and pelvic floor
  Relaxation Strategies and Breathing Techniques
  Massage Demonstration
  Lactation Consultant provided breast feeding information
Class 4 Characteristics of the Newborn
  Characteristics of the Newborn
  Routine Practices and Postnatal Education
  Strategies to Cope with the New Baby
Class 5 Preparation for Parenting
  Life with a Baby
  Child Safety
  Postnatal Well being
  Community Resources

Weekend condensed antenatal class

This course is ideal for families who have limited time and are unable to attend our five week program. The weekend condensed program addresses important aspects of your pregnancy and birth over a one day period. Saturday class is from 8.45 am finishing at 4.00 pm.

There is a cost incurred for this class. Refreshments are provided.

New Parents' Group - Afternoon Tea Reunion

The afternoon tea reunion provides a welcoming environment for new parents to foster new friendships.  The afternoon tea also provides the opportunity to discuss your baby’s progress, and to provide support and advice regarding your baby’s care.

To attend this class, please call 9246 6357 for more information regarding this service.

Heart Beat Club

The Royal Life Saving Society, is presenting a series of ‘Heartbeat Club’ workshops, specifically for parents and carers of children in the home. 

These workshops are designed to instruct all carers (parents, grandparents etc) of babies and toddlers of the correct method of performing resuscitation on babies and young children.  This 3 hour course also provides important information on life saving measures, and first aid information on croup, choking and burns.  The course is conducted in a friendly and relaxed manner.

Where: Glengarry Private Hospital
Cost: There is a cost for these classes (Limited Numbers – minimum of 10 and maximum of 14 for each course)
To Book: Phone Royal Life Saving Society on 9383 8200

Tour Information

Choosing the birthplace of your baby is an important and complex process. At Glengarry Private Hospital expectant parents are encouraged to meet our friendly, experienced staff and view our comprehensive facilities.

Group tours of Glengarry Private Hospital's Maternity Service are conducted every Sunday afternoon at 2.30 pm. No appointments are necessary. Please present to the hospital foyer prior to 2.30 pm.

If you would like to make a booking for a service or receive more information, please phone Glengarry Private Hospital