Face-to-face tours are not currently possible due to COVID-19. However, you may put your feet up and take a virtual tour of our maternity unit right now by clicking here.
You’ll be able to look inside the birthing suite, postnatal ward, Special Care Nursery and operating theatre where we perform Caesareans. The tour includes way-finding within the Randwick campus and carpark, making finding us easy when you’re ready to be admitted.
Due to COVID-19, face-to-face antenatal classes are not possible. However, mums-to-be and partners can join our live-streamed antenatal events on Zoom.
Birth and parenting education sessions are run over two consecutive weeks, on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 9.00pm and Saturday afternoons 1.00pm – 3.30pm.
Our experienced and friendly antenatal educator will guide you and answer your questions. To ensure that the educator has the time to support all couples, group numbers are limited. We recommend you take these classes at around 30-32 weeks into your pregnancy.
To enquire about class dates and to secure your place, please email maternity bookings on email@example.com
Classes on the ward
We continue to run our breastfeeding drop-in and discussion group, with social distancing measures in place. It’s an opportunity to feed your baby under the supervision of a lactation consultant, while you’re in the maternity ward. Sessions may cover common breastfeeding issues, such as understanding how human milk is made, how a baby drinks at the breast, and how to trouble-shoot problems. The group is held in the Education Room, several times a day, Monday to Friday.
A lactation consultant is available on the maternity ward, every day. She can be with mums who require additional breastfeeding support beyond what an experienced midwife can provide.
Our physiotherapists can advise you on:
- pelvic floor exercises
- core strength following childbirth
- assessments 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 and First Aid Class by CPR Kids
Wouldn’t you like to know what to do if your baby is sick or injured? CPR Kids teach Baby and Child CPR and First Aid classes, on behalf of Prince of Wales Private Hospital, at the Westfield Suites at Bondi Junction.
The 3-hour course is taught by paediatric nurses and covers a range of essential topics, including CPR, choking, burns, head injury and more. It’ll give you lots of hands-on practice with baby and child manikins, leaving you with enormous confidence should you ever find yourself in an emergency.
For information and bookings, please visit: CPR KIDS or call 1300 543 727.