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Antenatal and Postnatal Class

The Rainbow Families Antenatal Class is Australia’s first LGBITQA+ specific antenatal class.

Run quarterly, it is perfect for LGBTIQA+ parents and carers expecting a baby in the next few months.

The Rainbow Families antenatal class is an LGTBIQA+ focused, inclusive, parenting education class.

The first half of the day is dedicated to the birth process, and is aimed at people who will be in the birth suite.

After lunch the class opens up to all expectant parents and carers, with important information on postnatal care, and what to do when you get home with your baby.


Due to COVID 19 restrictions this class will be offered via Zoom. Details will be emailed out to ticket holders the week before the class.  

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Early labour

  • Active labour

  • Birth

  • The newborn baby

  • Feeding and recovery

  • Adjusting to parenting

  • Sleep and settling

The class is delivered by Midwife Parent Educators and Child and Family Health Nurses from Sydney Local Health District.

Some comments from previous participants:

"Congratulations on running this class - really hope it can continue ongoing, much needed in the community, thank you Rainbow Families"

"Thank you for doing this it’s really great to do birthing classes with people with similar families and to acknowledge same sex partners"


Tickets are $100 per person.


May 23, 2020
9am - 5pm
Your House
Sydney, NSW
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Ashley Scott