MBSA recommend that you attend classes before 30 weeks gestation as multiples often come early. Classes are open to all expectant parents regardless of where you plan on birthing so you can attend the classes that work best for you.
Even if you have attended standard antenatal classes for your other children these multiple birth specific classes are quite useful.
Also note that MBSA run classes for new and expectant multiple birth dads and non-birth partners three times per year which are highly recommended. Check out our events to see when the next one will be held.
Please contact the hospitals directly to find out when the next classes will be held and to book in.
Women’s And Children’s Hospital
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm), every month with class reunions quarterly. These will alternate monthly between online sessions and in person. The sessions cover antenatal, birth, going home and breastfeeding multiples.
All non-metropolitan families will be offered online one on one education at a time mutually convenient for families and the Multiple Birth Coordinator.
Contact: Health.WCHNMultipleBirths@sa.gov.au or 8161 7520
Bookings can be made online. Scroll down to Antenatal Education > Registration heading and click the blue booking button, then click the “Find” button and look for sessions named “Multiple Birth Parents”.
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Classes are held on Saturdays between 9am – 3pm, every three months.
Sessions will incorporate antenatal, birth, breastfeeding multiples, settling techniques and a tour of the labour ward / special care nursery.
Contact: Parent Educational Department on 8182 9431
Flinders Medical Centre
Classes are held quarterly, over two consecutive Wednesday evenings between 7pm – 9.30pm.
Contact: Maternal Health Education Office on 8204 4677 or 8204 4680