Expectant mum concerned about lack of parental classes at WA hospitals
New mums and dads haven’t been able to attend parental education classes at public hospitals saying they’re cancelled ‘due to COVID-19’.
Jennifer is due to give birth to her first child in October and has been trying to find a class since June.
She told Gareth Parker on Mornings hasn’t any idea when the educational classes will resume.
A statement from Fiona Stanley Hospital says public maternity units, group ante-natal and education classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions, to keep our patients safe.
“Parents are still being provided with education in one-on-one sessions, and they have all been given access to the private online LAMAZE education program,” the statement says.
“Feedback from our maternity patients indicates a high level of satisfaction with this approach and an appreciation for our diligence with their safety. The patient should raise her concerns with her midwife, at the time of her next appointment.”
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