Preparing for Pregnancy Information seminar

You’re invited to join one of our regular Preparing for Pregnancy Information seminars.

There are many things you need to consider before starting a family and in the early stages of pregnancy. These sessions will provide you with guidance on becoming pregnant and what to expect in the months ahead.

This seminar includes:

  • Guidance on how to prepare before you get pregnant, tips on how to conceive and an overview on what to expect in the early stages of pregnancy. Presented by a specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 
  • An overview of Ashford Hospital maternity including our facilities, services and comprehensive education and support programs that we offer. Presented by our Maternity Services Manager 
  • Virtual Tour showcasing the facilities and private experience that you can expect 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 

6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Close 7.30pm


Ashford Hospital, 55 Anzac Highway, Ashford
Register online now 

Antenatal education

We have a range of maternity education and parenting classes for mums and dads. They include essential information about your pregnancy, the birth and aftercare of your baby. All programs are held here at Ashford hospital.

Click here for the 2021 timetable

Click here to book a class online 

Educational videos
To access our range of maternity educational videos call 08 8375 5218 or email Please allow up to a week for a response.

Having and Caring for Your Baby

This class will provide you with an overview of what to expect during labour, birth, your stay with us and tips for the aftercare of your baby.

We recommend you complete this program between 28 and 32 weeks’ gestation. This session is held on Saturdays either between 9.30am-11.30am or 12.30pm-2.30pm. There is a capacity limit of 20 people per class (10 couples).

This program includes information on:

  • Active labour and birth
  • Pain relief options
  • Feeding options
  • Routine screening tests performed while in hospital
  • The role of the support person
  • Caesarean birth
  • Basic baby needs

Please watch this video before attending your booked class: Watch Having & Caring For Your Baby online video (26:53).

Establishing Breastfeeding

This one-hour program is exclusively for Ashford Hospital expectant mothers and covers topics that will support successful breastfeeding. It is recommended that expectant mothers attend this program between 36 and 38 weeks’ gestation. 

This program includes:

  • Positioning
  • Attachment
  • Parental adjustment

Click here to view the Welcome to Breastfeeding online video (28:43)
Click here to download our Antenatal Expression Guide PDF

Dads Do Make a Difference

First time fathers may feel nervous but a little planning goes a long way into preparing you for this amazing role. Join other “Dads to be” to discuss early parenting, the role of fathers and what to expect with your newborn baby. 

This is a two-hour session to be undertaken when your partner is around 32 to 37 weeks’ gestation.

Cost: $30 per dad to be paid on the day. Head to the hospital main entrance reception desk.

This program includes:

  • Benefits of being an involved father
  • Child development
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Settling techniques
  • Infant behaviors
  • Sings of illness

Postnatal Education and Support 

We understand that there are many things you want to learn about your new baby and our team of expert midwives are here to help you. 

Our Newborn Support service is available for you when you leave hospital, for up to 6 weeks post delivery. This service is available:

  • Tuesdays by appointment between 8am-4pm
  • Thursdays by appointment between 11am-4pm

To make an appointment or for more information call 08 8375 5218.

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