Parent education

Our parent education classes at St John of God Murdoch Hospital offers you a wide range of support and guidance to help you and your family prepare for the arrival of your new baby. 

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions

We ask that our patients have a two visitors at a time.

Women may have two birthing partners in the birth suite, who can accompany the mother and baby to the maternity ward. Normal visitor restrictions apply thereafter.

If you are planning on visiting and you are feeling at all unwell, please reconsider your visit to help protect the more vulnerable in our facilities.

This decision has been made in the best interests of you, your family, all our patients and caregivers. 

Thank you in advance for your support of this.

Maternity tours and parent education classes

Maternity ward tours and face to face parent education classes have been cancelled to minimise visitors and large gatherings at our hospitals to help keep our patients safe. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Online alternatives

Maternity tours

You can take a virtual tour of the Birth Suite and Ward.

Parent education 

We are pleased to provide online alternatives for our mums-to-be. Antenatal classes are provided by our online platform, Webex, which is  a safe, stable online platform used to deliver all online programs. 

Classes are recorded from the hospital with our St Mary maternity ward midwives, and cover signs of labour, progress of labour, birth (vaginal and CS) and the immediate postnatal period. 

Two breastfeeding classes are also held per month.

Classes are free, and all booked in patients will receive an email one to two months prior to their estimated due date, with the links to each class and instructions on how join. 

Antenatal information

Our antenatal information can to help prepare you for labour, birth and early parenthood. View our range of resources exclusively for our maternity patients to help support your pregnancy journey and beyond.

Tiny Tots First Aid

Learn how to protect your new baby with this concise short course, teaching you first responder skills for a range of infant and toddler related illnesses and injuries. Presented by St John Ambulance.

Cost: Free

This program is available for patients who are booked in to give birth at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

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More information

Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital before coming to our hospital.

If you have a question about our maternity services, please contact us.

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Our dedicated maternity caregivers will contact you during regular working hours.