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Armidale 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 Armidale Hospital offers an 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.

Why come to our program?

Attending face to face education programs will help you to learn more about your birth and parenting journey. 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 program is interactive and based on the most up to date information.

General information about educational programs

Courses are held at Armidale Maternity Unit lounge room.

Cost of programs

There is a fee for our program, in line with most Australian Maternity Services. The Armidale Maternity Unit charges $100.

Concessions are available – talk to our friendly staff.

Contact the Maternity Unit now to book your place!

Office hours are: Monday to Friday 8am-3.30pm
Phone: 6776 9642

Birth and Parenting Program - Face to Face

StatusDateClass TimesDuration
AVAILABLEThursday 18th April 20246pm - 8pm6 consecutive weeks
AVAILABLESaturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May 20249am - 3pmwhole weekend
AVAILABLEThursday 6th June 20246pm - 8pm6 consecutive weeks
AVAILABLESaturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July 20249am - 3pmwhole weekend
AVAILABLEThursday 18th July 20246pm - 8pm6 consecutive weeks
AVAILABLEThursday 29th August 20246pm - 8pm6 consecutive weeks
AVAILABLESaturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 20249am - 3pmwhole weekend
AVAILABLEThursday 10th October 20246pm - 8pm6 consecutive weeks
AVAILABLESaturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November 20249am - 3pmwhole weekend
AVAILABLEThursday 21st November 20246pm - 8.30pm5 consecutive weeks

Online Live Streamed Programs

Online Live Steamed programs

HNE Health are offering interactive online live streamed programs by an experienced Healthcare Professional who will help engage with your online group through all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenting.

Our previous clients say.....

"We learn't alot about labour and options during the process. An incredibly informative course and very interactive so we could retain the information! We loved it."

"We had very little knowledge prior to this course. This course has covered a wide range of topics and provided additional sources for us to get further information."

To see available online classes, click here