At Mater Maternity we are pleased to collaborate with passionate antenatal educators to help you and your partner prepare for the arrival of your baby and the transition into early parenthood. Each provider has their own guidelines on when best to complete the classes (generally between 26 and 34 weeks) as well as information on health fund rebates. We recommend booking in for these classes early as spots may be limited.
Mater Maternity also provides a wide array of postnatal education in the Hospital during your stay to help you prepare for life with your newborn once you return home.
Sarah Tooke Childbirth & Parenting Education
We are delighted to collaborate with Sarah Tooke Childbirth & Parenting Education. This antenatal education program is designed by Sarah Tooke, who is a Registered Midwife and currently the Antenatal Midwife Co-ordinator at The Mater.
Sarah and her team of Mater midwives run childbirth and parenting workshops in a supportive, small group environment, designed specifically for Mater patients.
These workshops are held at a convenient Crows Nest venue.
Mater Clients receive a 10% discount.
Birth & Beyond Education
Mater midwives Lucy Carroll and Kristin Gosling are the team behind Birth & Beyond Education. Providing education and guidance beyond a hospital setting and into the community, preparing couples for the journey into parenthood with a range of antenatal education offerings.
"We would love to work alongside you to enrich your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey."
-Birth & Beyond Educators
All classes are held in Manly.
Calmbirth® is a highly acclaimed and trusted childbirth education program which embodies the connection between the mind-body and family. The program is suitable for both first-time and subsequent births and includes a focus on the psychology and physiology of birth, as well as tool boxes for the labour and delivery processes. Classes are held in North Sydney on Sundays.
Antenatal Breastfeeding Class
We are pleased to offer a monthly Antenatal Breastfeeding Class where patients can learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and discuss antenatal expressing with a Certified Lactation Consultant. The class is free of charge to all Mater Maternity patients from 32 weeks and partners are encouraged to attend. Classes are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 2PM in the Maternity Lounge on the third floor of the Hospital. Registration is limited and bookings are essential.
Post Natal Classes
We have a range of classes available during your stay covering topics such as postnatal physiotherapy, baby massage, bathing your baby, bringing your baby home and breastfeeding.