Antenatal Classes

We have formulated a comprehensive educational program designed to guide expectant parents through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

The Bubble Launceston is thrilled to provide Antenatal Classes to expecting parents. We have formulated a comprehensive educational program designed to guide expectant parents through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. The aim is to empower you for your birth and aid with a positive experience for you, your partner and your baby.

Key Details:

  • Cost: $385 per couple (full payment required at booking to secure your spot)
  • Medicare Rebate: Not applicable; check with your private health for potential coverage
  • Duration: 6 hours in total, structured into 3 classes (2 hours each), running weekly over 3 weeks
  • Location: The Bubble Launceston
  • Inclusions: Light supper, refreshments, and invaluable insights into your parenthood adventure

Class Highlights:

Joining our team to lead these classes is Lauren Vair, a dedicated Midwife with over a decade of experience caring for pregnant women and their newborns. Originally from Canada, Lauren relocated to Tasmania in 2007 to pursue Nursing, later completing her Graduate Diploma in Midwifery at UTAS in 2013.

With a passion for everything pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge to our Antenatal Classes. As a mother of seven herself, she understands the unique challenges and joys of the parenthood journey.

Class 1: Preparation for Labour

  • Hormones, body signals, and early labour signs
  • Timing contractions and understanding their sensations
  • Birth plan discussion and communication with your birth support
  • Comfort measures and pain management strategies
  • Preparation for unexpected scenarios: from premature rupture of membranes to induction or caesarean section
  • What to pack for the hospital

Class 2: Stages of Labour and Birth

  • Exploring the stages of labour
  • Differentiating between pre-labour and established labour
  • Monitoring your baby during labour
  • Deep dive into medical interventions: opioids, epidural anaesthesia, synthetic oxytocin, nitrous oxide
  • The role of the birth partner
  • Comfort techniques: massage, positioning, and breathing
  • COVID protocols related to birthing

The most ideal time to do your classes is between 22 and 34 weeks of pregnancy.

Our classes are limited to 5-6 couples.

Embark on your parenting journey with confidence and knowledge. Book your spot for The Bubble Launceston's Antenatal Classes led by Midwife Lauren.

Learn, connect, and empower yourselves for the beautiful adventure ahead!

Class 3: Postnatal Phase and Beyond

  • Immediate postnatal procedures: cord clamping, skin-to-skin, vitamin K injection, newborn screening tests
  • Physical and emotional recovery after birth
  • Practicalities of newborn care: nappies, bathing, swaddling, baby-carrying
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Mental health support and protection
  • Birth control options and returning to sexual relationships

2024 Antenatal Classes:

Group 5: FULL
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 11th April
Thursday 18th April
Thursday 25th April

Group 6: FULL
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 2nd May
Thursday 9th May
Thursday 16th May

Group 7: FULL
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 23rd May
Thursday 30th May
Thursday 6th June

Group 8:
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 13th June
Thursday 20th June
Thursday 27th June

Group 9:
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 4th July
Thursday 11th July
Thursday 18th July

Group 10:
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 25th July
Thursday 1st August
Thursday 8th August

Group 11:
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 15th August
Thursday 22nd August
Thursday 29th August

Group 12:
Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 5th September
Thursday 12th September
Thursday 19th September

Pease ensure you read our terms and conditions prior to booking.

How can I make a booking?
Provide us with your details via our patient information form (this form is for antenatal classes only). Reception staff will contact you within business hours to arrange payment and secure your booking. If contact has not been made within 2 business days of submitting this form, please call the clinic.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 6723 3063 or email us

Please note: Your booking is not confirmed until we have received payment to secure your booking.

Offering appointments for Antenatal Classes:

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and safe environment for all people, regardless of race, religion, language, background, age, ability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Everyone deserves respect and the opportunity for a healthy life.