COVID-19 update
The safety of our patients and staff members is our highest priority. We are working closely with Queensland’s broader health network in support of Public Health efforts to contain, treat and manage COVID-19. 
To limit the number of families needing to travel to our classes, all face-to-face classes will be postponed until further notice. Classes will now be facilitated by an experienced Mater Mothers’ midwife in an online sessionFor further Mater updates, click here

Mater Mothers' private hospitals

All classes are two hours long and are taught by a Mater Mothers’ registered midwife or nurse. If you are booked in to have your baby at one of our Mater Mothers’ private hospitals, you will be able to access your choice of two classes for free.

Pregnancy—what to expect

Valued at $230, free for Mater Mothers’ privately-funded women

  • Physiotherapy: Pregnancy, birth and beyond (attendance between 24-28 weeks)
  • Active birth or Elective caesarean

If you would like to upgrade to attend additional parent education classes during or after your pregnancy, you can choose from the options below. Please contact your private health fund to find out their contribution to your classes.

Pregnancy and parenting

Valued at $760, pay only $300

  • Physiotherapy: Pregnancy, birth and beyond
  • Active birth or Elective caesarean
  • Breastfeeding
  • When nature needs a helping hand
  • Becoming a parent
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Alternatively, you can choose to attend any individual class (perhaps as a refresher) for $135 per couple, per class.

Bookings—when and how

Our parent education classes are very popular so it’s important to book as early as possible, to avoid any disappointment. Our classes are available to all Mater mums across Queensland. We recommended you book in for the classes before you are 16 weeks pregnant. 

To book any of the above packages or classes please contact Mater Mothers’ bookings team on
07 3163 8847.

Payment is required at the time of your booking and you will receive a letter confirming the details of your booking and information about the venue for your class.

Mater Mothers' First Aid for Babies

We also offer Mater Mothers' First Aid for Babies classes, you can find more information and booking details here.


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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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