05. October 2019 - 8:30 till 13:00
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Birth and Beyond - Weekend Program | Gosford Private Hospital | Saturday, 05. October 2019

Our two-part antenatal course, specially designed to support soon-to-be parents. Delivered by our trained Midwife Educators, this course provides a comprehensive overview of pregnancy, birth and parenting, including: Week one:• Final weeks of pregnancy• Physical/emotional changes during pregnancy and birth• How to prepare your mind and body• 3 stages of labour• When to come to hospital or call your care giver• How to help yourself during labour• Support partner's roles• Role of health professionals• Breathing, massage and relaxation• Pain relief – natural and medical• Unforeseen/unexpected challenges• Birthing Suite tourWeek two:• Caesarean and ******* Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)• Your hospital stay• Early weeks as a parent• Breastfeeding• Relationship changes, expectations, coping strategies• Baby behaviour and characteristics• Sleep and settling techniques• Family safety• Postnatal depression• SIDS• Support networks and community resourcesRuns Saturday 5th October and Saturday 12th October, 8:30am - 1:00pm. Please note: All bookings are per couple, so you only need to book one ticket. $250 per couple (BUPA/NIB/Medibank clients free). Morning Tea included. Please note any dietary requirements. Please call Gosford Private Maternity Services, Monday to Friday between 8:00am to 4:00pm, for any enquiries on 4304 3260.