​Inverell Parenting Education Service

“Knowledge reduces fear and promotes confidence”

Learning about your pregnancy and growing baby, preparing for labour and the birth of your baby, preparing for the joys and challenges of becoming a parent are all very important parts of your antenatal care and planning.

The Inverell Hospital Parenting Education Service offers an antenatal education program to support you and your partner with your physical, mental and emotional preparation for your pregnancy, birth, early parenting and feeding your baby.

The sessions are relaxed and informative, giving you and your support person the opportunity to meet other families and discuss ideas, thoughts and choices for birthing and parenting.

General information about the programs

Courses are held at Inverell Hospital approx. 9 times per year on Tuesdays from 6-8pm for a 5 week period. It is advisable to complete the 5 week course before reaching 36 weeks.

ProgramDescription ​Time required ​When to attend

​Birth And Parenting Program

Pregnant woman and partner/support person

Enrol Early

(from 18 weeks gestation to book times that best suit you)

  • Self-help strategies for labour and birth, including ways that the support person can offer support to the laboring woman.
  • Understanding labour and birth, including when to come to hospital.
  • Making informed decisions about your care, unexpected events of labour and after the birth
  • Breastfeeding, infant sleep, settling techniques, infant communication & other baby care topics.
  • Changes in the family relationships during the
    period of the transition to parenthood and offer some strategies to minimise distress in the early weeks.

​Total of 10 hours education

Session Options

5 x 2 hours

Tuesday evenings 6-8pm

​From 26 weeks gestation



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents are welcome to join the programs offered by the Parenting Education Service and/or attend the culturally–specific program held by the AMIHS Maternity Service.​On enquiry​From 24 weeks gestation

Cost of programs

There fee for the program is $40, in line with most Australian Maternity Services.

CONCESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE – talk to our friendly staff.


Contact the Maternity Unit now to book your place! Phone: (02)6721532