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.
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’s from 10am – 12pm 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”. Note that if you do not have a Patient number you can still book into this class, just put in zero in that field.
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