Antenatal Classes

The Bubble Launceston is excited to be offering antenatal classes again! A total of 6 hours structured into 3 face to face classes and run weekly over 3 weeks. $385 per couple. Classes run for 2 hours.

The Bubble Launceston is excited to be offering antenatal classes again!

Joining The Bubble Team to offer these classes is Midwife and Registered Nurse Lauren Vair.

Lauren has been caring for pregnant women and their babies as a Midwife for almost a decade. Lauren is passionate about educating and empowering mums and dads and is so excited to begin classes.

Lauren was born and raised in Canada. She moved to Tasmania in 2007 to study Nursing and graduated in 2011. She then went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Midwifery at UTAS in 2013. Lauren has vast experience across all areas of Midwifery. She has always had a strong passion for everything pregnancy, birth and postpartum. So much so that she has 6 (almost 7) children herself!

She loves working with women and their families during this very special and important time in their lives. She looks forward to providing antenatal education so women can make informed decisions and enter this next exciting chapter of their lives with ease and confidence.

The curriculum for the classes has been formulated together by Midwife Lauren and Dr Natasha Vavrek. Our classes cover all aspects of pregnancy, right through to birth and beyond.

So… What’s the go?

$385 per couple – full fee will need to be paid at the time of booking.
No Medicare rebate available. Check with your private health to see if you can claim sessions through them.
A total of 6 hours education face to face in small group settings.
They are structured into 3 classes and will be run weekly over 3 weeks.
Classes run for 2 hours.

Light supper and refreshments are also included as part of this package.
Our classes take place after business hours in order to accommodate parents, and are held right here at The Bubble Launceston.

Class 1:
- Preparing for labour: Let's discuss your hormones and those body signals and changes. Early labour signs. How do you time contractions and what do they even feel like? Birth plan and discussion to have with your birth support.
- Comfort measures during pregnancy and management of pain is important to plan. Who will be your birth partner and how can you reduce stress during labour?
- Preparing for the unexpected: From premature rupture of membranes to induction or caesarean section, we explore how to be prepared, and understand why these measures may be required.
- What to pack for hospital?

Class 2:
- What are the stages of labour? What is the difference between pre labour and established labour? Let's discuss how your baby can be monitored while in labour and let's take a deep dive into medical interventions like opioids, epidural anaesthesia, synthetic oxytocin and nitrous oxide. Did you know you need to deliver your placenta?
- Birth partner role
- How can you use massage, positioning and breathing techniques to provide comfort?
- COVID and birthing: What are the current protocols?

Class 3:
- Bub is here! Now what? Let's discuss what may happen in that immediate post natal phase such as cord clamping, skin to skin, vitamin K injection, newborn screening tests and more.
- Physical and emotional recovery of your body
- The ‘how to’ of nappies, bathing, swaddling, baby carrying
- Breastfeeding basics
- Mental health: How to support and protect your mental health
- Birth control options and returning to your sexual relationships

2023 Antenatal Classes:

Group 15:

Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 16th November
Thursday 23rd November
Thursday 30th November

Group 16:

Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 7th December
Thursday 14th December
Thursday 21st December

2024 Antenatal Classes:

Group 1:

Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 18th January
Thursday 25th January
Thursday 1st February

Group 2:

Class commences @ 6pm
Thursday 8th February
Thursday 15th February
Thursday 22nd February

Please 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.