Antenatal classes are currently suspended because of Covid. An excellent service is available from Debbie Ritz (see below), which I expect will be a better alternative to Hospital classes for many couples even when hospital based classes do resume.
Debbie Ritz Midwife
Private Practicing Endorsed Midwife
AHPRA Registration: NMW0001622223
Care Plan for your Pregnancy.
My name is Debbie Ritz.
I have been a midwife for 35 years; I describe it as the “best job in the world.”
It is my passion to assist families along this exciting new path in their lives. There are many uncertainties that accompany the process of pregnancy, labour and birth. I am here to guide, nurture and empower you with the appropriate information that may be helpful to you on your exciting journey. Not only are you going to be OK at the end of all of this, but you are also going to be so proud of yourself.
I will see you in the Norwest Private Hospital, Medical Centre, Suite 107, 9 Norbrik Drive at 36 weeks gestation at which time I will cover extensively how to prepare for labour and signs of labour.
We will discuss:
When to come into the hospital
What to bring to the hospital
Induction of labour
Pain relief options
Modes of delivery including elective Caesarean sections
Where to get your baby car seat fitted
Any particular queries you may have
At the conclusion of the visit, I will email you the care plan I have discussed with you.
We will need at least an hour and a half for this visit as it will involve a routine ante-natal visit and the care plan, so hopefully, you can bring your partner or support person along with you.
I work in collaboration with Dr Peter Bell, he is always the person to contact with any queries you may have regarding your pregnancy.
This is a bulk billed service and there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. I will require that you bring your ante-natal card and your Medicare card.
As all hospital antenatal classes have been cancelled this one-on-one service will include information that would normally be covered in the antenatal classes.
You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0400 984 571 at around 32 weeks gestation to arrange an appointment. I will have time slots available on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Look forward to assisting you on your journey.