Preparation For Parenting

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim offers a comprehensive antenatal course to support and educate first-time mothers and fathers-to-be. It will help you with lots of information. Topics covered include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Maintaining your health
  • Feeding your baby
  • Caring for your newborn
  • Early parenting skills
  • Unexpected outcomes

For more information on timing and cost of this course, please contact The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital on 5430 3093.

Antenatal Class Program (please view)
Antenatal Class Booking Form (please read and complete and bring to your antenatal visit)
Acknowledgment and Disclaimer Form (please read and complete and bring the signed copy to your antenatal visit)

Preadmission Clinic
To ensure that you are booked in and everything runs smoothly, it is important that you contact The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital prior to 32 weeks into your pregnancy to book into our Preadmission Clinic. This is a complimentary service for all maternity patients where we give you the information you’ll need in the lead-up to the birth and get the information we need to streamline the admission process when you arrive at the hospital for the birth. To make an appointment, contact the hospital on 5430 3093 Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Maternity Admission Form
Maternity General Admission Information (please print)
Fees Insured Patient Letter (please view)

Please click on the links below for detailed information about aspects of the childbirth process and looking after your new baby.

Baby Friendly Hospital (please print)
Warm Water Immersion during labour and birth (please view)
Exercise and Pregnancy (please view)
Nutrition During Pregnancy (please view)
Infant Immunisation (please view)
Hepatitis B Information (please view)
Newborn care
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Website for your additional information (please view)
10 Tips for Safer Health Care (please view)
Healthy Hearing Program (please view)

Breastfeeding resources for parents

Learning how to look after your baby - includes information about caring for your baby at night, breastfeeding at study or work, building a happy baby, and learning about  breastfeeding.      

Best Beginnings - contains useful information from pregnancy and up to the baby's first six months and comes with a very useful app.                        

Breastfeeding Inc - includes an excellent selection of breastfeeding video clips. 

Australian Breastfeeding Association - provides full breastfeeding support.