​The Parenting Education Service - Moree

“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 Moree Hospital Parenting Education Service offers a variety of antenatal education programs 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.

It is important to book your sessions early to ensure you don’t miss out on a time that best suits you.

General information about educational programs

  • Courses are held at Moree Hospital
  • Cost of programs: FREE

Programs

Birth and parenting program

For pregnant woman and partner/support person.

ENROLL 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. 

When to come: From 26 weeks gestation.

Total of 10 hours education.

Session options:

5 x 2 hour classes.
Monday evenings, 6pm.

Program is held 5 times per year.

AMIHS Birth and parenting programs

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.

Schedule: on enquiry

When to come: From 24 weeks gestation

Make a booking

Contact the Maternity Department now to book your place, alternatively it shall be offered at the time of the initial appointment!

Phone: (02) 6757 0051