New antenatal class schedule

Warwick Hospital Maternity Unit team (from left) Tanya Ogden, Ross Newton and Kerry Roche.

The Warwick Hospital maternity unit has commenced a new schedule for antenatal classes.

Weekend classes will be held on the first Saturday of every second month. The next Saturday session will be held 1 June from 9am to 3pm.

“The Saturday sessions are going well with a minimum of five couples attending,” Associate Nurse Unit Manager Maternity Services Ross Newton said.

“Group sessions will be held every Tuesday morning from 9am to 11am.

“These sessions will include a guest speaker to address different pregnancy related issues.

“The idea is to have a different guest speaker each week.

“Our guest speakers include a physiotherapist to discuss pelvic floor, a child health nurse to discuss returning home with a newborn and a medical officer to discuss pain relief options during labour.

“These group sessions provide expecting parents the opportunity to ask questions about their pregnancy and birthing journey.

“These sessions are also a great opportunity for mothers to interact with other mothers.”

The next group session will have a child health and alcohol and other drugs guest speaker. This session will be held this Tuesday 14 May. The group sessions are held in conjunction with antenatal clinic appointments.

For more information about either the one-day antenatal classes or the group session contact 4660 3500.

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