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Antenatal and Postnatal classes for 2024

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.

The class will a hybrid class with face to face in Sydney and virtual for people that can't make it in person. Thank you to Macquarie Bank who have generously offered to host this class in the offices in Sydney CBD.

When:

9 March
25 May
31 August
30 November

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 available here

Tickets are $100 per person. If you are experiencing financial difficulty please contact us to arrange discount tickets.