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Pregnancy:Education Classes

Parenthood program

Evening Classes

These classes are best suited for women and their partners having their first baby. During the class, information and practical tips / skills are discussed and explored to help prepare you and your partner / support person for labour, birth and early parenting. A series of 6 consecutive classes are held over 6 weeks. Classes can be started from 28 weeks.

Venues:

Cairns North Community Health Centre

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings  6pm – 8pm

Edmonton Community Health Centre

  • Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Smithfield Community Health Centre 

  • Tuesday evenings 6pm – 8pm

Bookings are essential phone Antenatal clinic on 42268760

Saturday classes

These classes are best suited for women and their partners having their first baby. During the class, information and practical tips / skills are discussed and explored to help prepare you and your partner / support person for labour, birth and early parenting. A series of 3 consecutive classes are held over 3 weeks. Classes can be started from 28 weeks.

Venue: Cairns North Community Health Centre

  • Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

Bookings are essential phone Antenatal clinic on 42268760

Refresher program

Refresher classes are great for women and their partners who have had a baby before, perhaps some time ago and may need to 'refresh' their knowledge.

Venue: Cairns North Community Health Centre

  • Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Bookings are essential phone Antenatal clinic on 42268760

Young Parents Birth and Parenting program

The young parents program is ideal for those under 20 years who would prefer to learn with others closer to their own age. These classes run across a one to two week period with sessions on a nominated date (approximately every 6 weeks).

Venue: Child Birth Education Room, Maternity Unit, Level 2 C Block Cairns Hospital

  • Tuesday

Bookings are essential phone Antenatal clinic on 42268760

Indigenous Childbirth Education program

This program is for indigenous women and is one class held on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Venue: Child Birth Education Room, Maternity Unit, Level 2 C Block Cairns Hospital

  • Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Bookings are essential phone Antenatal clinic on 42268760

Birth after Caesarean Section program

This program is for women who have had one or more previous caesarean sections and is aimed to assist in the decision to choose to have a vaginal birth (VBAC) or repeat caesarean section. This class is held once every 6 weeks and the best time to attend is soon after your booking and before 20 weeks.

Venue: Cairns North Community Health Centre

  • Thursday evening  6.00pm – 8.00pm

Bookings are essential phone Antenatal clinic on 4226876

Last updated: 19 May 2017