February 26, 2022 at 9am - 5pm.
At this stage we hope the class will be face to face in Sydney. If COVID restrictions dictate this class may be offered online only.
What you'll learn
The Rainbow Families Antenatal Class is Australia’s first LGBTQ+ specific antenatal class. Run quarterly, it is perfect for LGBTQ+ parents and carers expecting a baby in the next few months. The Rainbow Families antenatal class is an LGTBQ+ 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.
Topics covered in the class include:
- Early labour
- Active labour
- 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. At this stage this class will be offered face to face in inner Sydney.
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"