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Service Outline

Pregnancy is an important and exciting time for you and your partner. Changes in the woman’s body responds to the growing needs of the baby and attending check-ups ensures that your baby is growing well. Preparing for labour, birth and parenting is also just as important. Understanding the process of birth and the demands of early parenting will enable you to make the right decisions at the right time.

Childbirth and Parenting education classes is a one stop shop to inform you of what you need to know about birth and parenting. Women and their partners or support person attend a group session run by experienced midwives and physiotherapists. You will get inside knowledge about labour and birth and practical tips to help you get through. You will discover the power of breastfeeding and how to attend to baby’s needs in the first few weeks.

The class you will attend is not a boring lecture. It is interactive with group work, discussion, DVDs and Powerpoint presentations. Your educator will explain the labour and birth process simply so that you can understand what will be happening in your labour and birth, plus how it might proceed. You will receive lots of information that will enable you to make good decisions.

Women who have attended the childbirth and parenting education sessions say they feel more confident to give birth. Midwives working in partnership with the women say that the women are better prepared for the labour, birth and parenting journey.

Join a class today so that you can confidently give birth to your baby. The series are interactive, which means that participants are able to discuss and explore issues relevant to them so that mum and families are prepared for the birthing and parenting experience.

You can find information about the Westmead Hospital Birth Unit here.


Who are we:

All childbirth educators are qualified midwives, physiotherapists, or allied health professionals who are accredited and certified in childbirth education. They are highly skilled adult educators who have undertaken extensive training and assessment with the health service.

Where are we:

Childbirth and Parenting education is conducted in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre located on Level 2 Westmead hospital. Please enter via the Main Hospital Entrance. The information desk is just inside the front entrance if you require further directions. For information on parking and how to access the hospital see Maps and Directions.


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Read the FAQs

You can view the Childbirth and Parenting Education FAQs here.


You can contact the Childbirth and Parenting Education, by email,
or by post:


Internal address
Women's Health Clinics
Level 2, G Block
Westmead Hospital

External mail address
Childbirth and Parenting Education
PO Box 533
Wentworthville NSW 2145