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Clinical Specialties - Maternity

Tours & Classes

Guided Maternity Tours

Guided Maternity ToursThe San runs free guided tours of the Maternity Unit during the week at either 11am or 6pm. During the tour you will learn everything you need to know about the San’s facilities and our special type of exceptional care.

Our tours are conducted by maternity midwives, giving you the chance to discuss and ask any questions that you may have as expectant parents.

Click here to view all tour dates and times.  You can book your place in a tour online, or email maternityenquiries@sah.org.au or call us on (02) 9480 4154.

Prenatal Classes

Pre-natal classesThe San offers a wide range of prenatal classes to ensure parents are well prepared for their newest arrival.

'Choices in Childbirth' programs cover a range of topics including pregnancy, labour, birth, the changes that occur with having a baby, and also includes a tour of our maternity unit.
Sessions: Weekday sessions run over 4 weeks for 2 hours each session at 7-9pm; weekend sessions run over two consecutive Sundays for 4 hour sessions either 9-1pm or 2-6pm.

Caesarean section classes are run by a midwife and cover the journey for a baby friendly caesarean section at the San.
Sessions: 3 hours

Baby Care Classes at the San'Calmbirth®' prenatal education classes are conducted on-site at the San and run over two consecutive Sundays.
For information or bookings visit www.calmbirth.com.au

Baby care prenatal classes are run by an experienced midwife and cover newborn behaviour, bathing, settling, safe sleeping, baby equipment, and car and home safety.
Sessions: 2 hours

Breastfeeding prenatal classes are run by our lactation consultants and cover the advantages of breastfeeding, anatomy, skin to skin contact, attachment and positioning, frequency and duration of feeding, common breastfeeding problems, rooming in, and common myths.
Sessions: 2 hours

Grandparent Classes at the SanGrandparents classes are run by an experienced midwife and cover changes in health care practice, pregnancy and birth, safe sleeping for babies, newborn behaviour, safety at home and in the car, and support for new grandparents.
Sessions: 2 hours

Other classes available:
Prenatal fitness classes including pilates and aqua classes are designed to help you reach your fitness goals before the birth of your baby. For information or bookings contact San Physiotherapy on (02) 9487 9337.

Postnatal Classes

Postnatal ClassesThe San offers a wide range of postnatal classes to ensure parents are well prepared for their newest arrival and the transition from hospital to home.

Postnatal education is available during your stay, and may be one-on-one or in a class. Classes cover breastfeeding, safe sleeping for baby, newborn behaviour, settling, parenting and bathing baby.

Postnatal fitness covers abdominal strength, back and pelvic floor muscles, and returning to pre-pregnant fitness. These classes are run by a physiotherapist and are held in the maternity unit.

There is no cost to postnatal classes during your stay with us.

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