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Please take a virtual tour of the Cabrini maternity ward below.


Preparing for Birth

Preparing to give birth and welcome a new baby brings many changes to your life, and you may feel excited or anxious when you think of what lies ahead. Learning as much as you can will help you feel confident and reassured.  This guide, co-authored by our experienced Cabrini midwives, will help you prepare for labour and birth, learn what to expect during your recovery and guide you through caring for yourself and your baby after birth.

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Maternity Unit Tour

$0.00 per class

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer this service onsite. However, you can take a stroll through the Gandel Wing maternity unit with our virtual tour.

From the comfort of your own home, our virtual tour will take you through our comfortable, caring hospital, set in a tranquil and private space all with the click of a button.

For any questions please contact us on (03) 9508 1724 or email maternity@cabrini.com.au

From the comfort of your own home, our virtual tour will take you through our comfortable, caring hospital, set in a tranquil and private space all with the click of a button.
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NEW: Virtual Antenatal Q&A Session

$0.00 per class

This interactive session will answer our most commonly asked queries regarding pregnancy, labour and your postnatal stay at Cabrini. Come along and have your questions answered by our wonderful midwifery team.

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NEW: Virtual Postnatal Drop-in Support Service

$0.00 per class

To further support you during your transition into parenthood, our postnatal drop-in sessions are a relaxed forum where you can have your questions answered and seek practical advice from our experienced midwives. This can include assistance with breastfeeding and settling techniques.

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Virtual Early Pregnancy

$0.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

Learn how to enjoy a healthy pregnancy in this class facilitated by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Understand how to prevent problems such as back and pelvic pain, poor bladder control and what exercises are safe and beneficial in pregnancy. This interactive class for women only will cover all of these topics and more.

 

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NEW: Online Antenatal Education

$0.00 per class

This popular education series is now available online. Delivered by our lovely midwife Narelle, this course has three parts, which you can choose to watch in one sitting, or in a few. This course aims to empower you with the knowledge to confidently embrace your labour, birth and parenthood journey.

Part 1 | Introduction to childbirth

Part 2 | Coping strategies for your labour and birth

Part 3 | Induction and interventions in labour

A link will be emailed to patients during your third trimester.

 

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Virtual Baby & Beyond

$0.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, online.

This class is for first time expectant parents wanting more information on all things postnatal.

- the importance of skin-on-skin contact with your baby
- feeding cues in the lead up to the first breastfeed
- the benefits of breastfeeding
- newborn tests
- calming a crying baby
- SIDS education
- postnatal support

     

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Virtual Caesarean Birth

$0.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, online.

Planning a caesarean birth or just found out you need to have a caesarean? This class will prepare you for a caesarean birth at Cabrini including recognising signs of labour, preparing for theatre, the caesarean procedure/birth of your baby, physical/emotional recovery and caring for your baby at home. 

Attending the Baby & Beyond class is also highly recommended following the caesarean birth class to learn about the importance of skin to skin contact leading up to the first breastfeed, the benefits of breastfeeding, caring for your baby, newborn tests, calming a crying baby, SIDS and more.

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Virtual Baby First Aid

$30.00 per class

This class is now offered virtually, online.

Could you save your baby's life? How would you respond in an emergency? This two hour workshop will help you prepare for the unexpected in your baby's first year of life. You'll gain skills to help prevent and/or manage a number of injuries and emergency situations such as choking, febrile convulsions, burns, stings and more. CPR demonstation will be available so have a doll or cushion available to follow along with us.

Attend this workshop at any stage during your pregnancy or after your baby is born.

 

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For Grandparents

$0.00 per person

This class is now offered virtually, live online.

This informative class is held each month for grandparents to be, to help celebrate becoming a grandparent.

Did you know?

- Babies sleep on their backs to help prevent SIDS
- Babies like to breastfeed in the first hour of life
- Dummies are not recommended until breastfeeding is established
- There is a correct way to swaddle babies to help prevent hip dislocation


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Mandarin Birth & Beyond Series

$120.00 per series

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer this service.

产前培训课程

欢迎来加入我们特别为准妈妈和准爸爸精心设计的中文培训课程。我们医院的助产师是非常有经验的产前培训老师,我们会热心来回答你所关心的问题。

 

课程分两部分,其中内容包括临产的表现,什么时候与我们联系,什么情况我们邀请你来医院,顺产是怎样展开的,还有自我帮助的技巧,缓解生产疼痛的选择,如何帮助顺利生宝宝的策略。另外我们会带你一起来参观我们的产房,产后房和婴儿房。课程还会带你一起来学习生宝宝可能需要引产程序,和协助生产的办法,还有刨腹产。

另外培训课程会帮助你来学习怎样成功的母乳你的宝宝,明白和你的宝宝贴身接触的益处和如何知道你的宝宝什么时候需要母乳,如何去安抚你的宝宝。和你分享新生儿筛查试验和宝宝安全睡眠须知。还有很重要的妈妈产后护理和产后心理变化。我们会为你提供全方面的个性化服务。

 

这个课程只需要一次付费120澳币,包含准爸爸的参与或者你另外的支持者。

时间安排在两个周日下午4点到6点半。请来电咨询和预定。我们会热心地为你服务。

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Birth Skills

$40.00 per class

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer this service.

Facilitated by a women’s health Physiotherapist this practical Birth skills workshop is designed to empower women and their support person to break the stress response that can occur in labour. These birth skills include movement, positioning, massage, breath awareness, relaxation and TENS. Early physical recovery following birth will also be explored. (Rebates may be available from your private health insurer with extras cover)

Attendance at Birth Skills is recommended following the Birth & Beyond Series or Weekend Workshop

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Birth Refresher

$40.00 per class

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer this service.

Facilitated by a Midwife and a Physiotherapist, this class is for parents having another baby wishing to update their knowledge. This class provides an overview of birth options, including vaginal birth after caesarean, the latest birth skills, pain relief options, pelvic floor and back care and preparing your older child/children for the arrival of a baby. A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.

Our Preparing for Birth book, co-edited by two Cabrini Midwives for Australia, is highly recommended in conjunction with the Refresher Birth class. Please purchase separately.

 

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Refunds for classes are only available if your baby is born before the class starts, if medical complications develop and you are hospitalised or if the class is cancelled.

As we ensure the number of people attending each class is not too large, it is advised that you choose your class carefully.