Singelton 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.

Singleton Hospital Parenting Education Service offers the Birth and Parenting 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.


Parenting Education programs have temporarily ceased across Hunter New England Local Health District during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are now able to offer online Skype information sessions. Please click the link below to access our schedule of programs and book you place.





Name of program​Program detailsSchedule​When to come

​Birth And Parenting Program

Pregnant woman and partner/support person

Enrol Early

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

​Most popular program:
  • Self-help strategies for labour and birth, including ways that the support person can offer support to the
    labouring 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 12 hours education

Session Options include:

  • 6 x 2 hour

Tuesday Evening – bookings essential

​From 26 weeks gestation

Why come to our program?

Attending face to face education programs will help you to learn more about your birth and parenting journey as we are able to tailor our programs to meet your specific learning needs. You will share the experience with other pregnant women and families which is an excellent parent-education to meet others about to become new parents.

Our qualified, welcoming team will provide an environment which is informal and relaxed. Our programs are interactive and based on the most up to date information.

Our past clients say

“I felt prepared for anything - best money spent on any course!”

“Good time out from our busy lives to focus on the pregnancy as a couple; it reinforced what we read on internet; partner found it very helpful.”

“Fantastic to meet & share with others at the same stage of pregnancy & share questions about birth, etc.; reduced the fear about what we were facing; we are still in touch with our group on Facebook.”

General information about educational programs

Parenting Education Classes are held at Singleton Hospital. We offer three hour sessions held over four weeks on a Wednesday evening.

Cost of program

There is a one off fee for the program, 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) 6571 9240