08. November 2019 - 18:00 till 21:00
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Parkville Friday Night Program 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019 | The Royal Women's Hospital | Friday, 08. November 2019


Women participate in the program when they are around 30-32 weeks pregnant but you need to book from 16 weeks gestation. One ticket is for both you and your partner or support person to attend.
Please bring your “Having Your Baby at The Women’s” book to all workshops.
 You can bring snacks and drinks to consume during workshops or purchase food and drinks from the retail precinct prior to the workshop.
 Labour and Birth topics include:

Signs of labour
When to come to hospital
Progress of labour and birth
Role of support person
Practical coping methods during labour
Options for pain management
Unexpected outcomes, such as emergency caesarean 

Parenting and Breastfeeding Topics include:

Breast changes in pregnancy
Understanding breastfeeding
Having your baby in skin to skin contact and the first breastfeed
Normal newborn feeding behaviour in the first 48 hours and beyond
Safe sleeping and settling
Parenting and relationship changes 
Communicating with your baby
Community supports for the family

Hospital Tour Topics include:

When and where to come to hospital
Parking options
Tour of Birth Centre and brief description of care during labour and birth
Tour of post-natal ward & discussion on care in the first few days

Please be on time for all workshops. Your partner/support person is encouraged to attend the workshops with you. 
 Optional Free Events

You may also book the following optional events free of charge (by selecting Bonus ticket) , when you pay for this workshop series:
1. Caring for Yourself in Pregnancy (early pregnancy workshop) - women only
2. Talking Dads - men only
Note: For convenience these two events could be booked on the same evening
 If you book a workshop but do not attend no refund will be given. A refund will only be available if cancellation is made at least one week prior to the first booked session.

Please choose your dates carefully as workshops book out quickly. It may not be possible to change your booking to a different date if your preferred date is already booked out.