Education and Tours
Our Maternity Ward Tour gives you an opportunity to come in and take a look around our wonderful Maternity Unit.
We will show you our Birthing Suites, Postnatal Ward, Baby Nursery and give you an insight into the other facilities and services that Prince of Wales Private Hospital has to offer.
Tours run for approximately 20-30 minutes in duration, please ensure you arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the commencement of your tour.
- Birth & Parenting Classes
- Parenting only Classes
- Epidural & Caesarean Information Session
- CPR Kids
The following sessions are available while you are an in-patient
Breastfeeding Discussion Group
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
10am – 11am Education Room Level 6 Maternity Unit
This session is presented by a Lactation Consultant and runs for an hour. It covers the following topics
- Understanding how human milk is made
- Understanding how a baby drinks at the breast
- What is normal in the first few days of breastfeeding
- How to “trouble-shoot” common problems
You are also able to attend this session before you have your baby and there is no charge. If you wish to attend please phone Postnatal and speak to the Ward Clerk who will book you in.
Breastfeeding Drop In
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
12.30pm – 2pm Education Room Level 6 Maternity Unit
This is for inpatients to meet with the Lactation Consultant and have a feed supervised while they are in the Post-Natal Unit.
The Drop In can also be accessed by outpatients up to 72 hours after discharge by appointment. The Lactation Consultant will make appointments prior to discharge.
Tuesday 10am – 11am Education Room Level 6 Maternity Unit
This session is also presented by a Lactation Consultant and runs for an hour. Partners are also welcome to attend.
The following topics are covered
- Understanding newborn behaviour and brain growth
- Understanding how to soothe a newborn
- What is normal in terms of sleep for a newborn
You are also able to attend this session before you have your baby and there is no charge. If you wish to attend please phone Postnatal and speak to the Ward Clerk who will book you in
Fascinating Things about Babies
Alternate Friday's 9:30am - 10:30am, Level 3 Royal Hospital for Women.
This session is presented by Dr Howard Chilton who is a neonatologist and author. There is no charge for this session and no need to book.
It is advisable to check Dr Chilton’s Facebook page Babydoc or call the his rooms the week you wish to attend to make sure the session is running
Monday / Friday 9.15 – 10am Education Room Level 6 Maternity Unit
This is an opportunity to meet with a physiotherapist who can give advice regarding the following
- pelvic floor exercises
- core strength following childbirth
- assessment following surgical birth
- back care
Fees may apply for physiotherapy assessment and health fund rebates may be available in some cases
Baby bathing is usually not done until the second or third day. Bathing takes place in the nursery and a member of nursing/midwifery staff will be available to assist you.
CPR Kids, in conjunction with Prince of Wales Private Hospital, brings you the perfect course to empower you on CPR and the most common First Aid situations affecting babies and children.
These classes are taught by expert paediatric nurses and midwives who specialise in children’s health with a focus on knowing what to do in emergency situations.
CPR Kids provides two course options:
3 hour Baby & Child CPR & First Aid classes
6 hour Knowledge for Life classes
To book call CPR Kids on 1300 543 727 or visit cprkids.com.au/booking
A lactation consultant is available on the postnatal ward 7 days per week.
The lactation consultant is available to see those women requiring addition breastfeeding support beyond what our experienced midwives can provide.
Breastfeeding education classes and the drop-in clinic are run by a lactation consultant.