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How much do antenatal online classes cost?
If you have searched for information on how much antenatal classes cost, you will be feeling pretty frustrated right now. Birth class fees vary from city to city, and region to region.
Our online antenatal classes cover pregnancy, birth and the early parenthood period, at a fixed, affordable fee.
On purchase of the package’s you not only get the whole selection of videos, you also get private access to ‘submit a question to a midwife’, where questions will be answered by experienced midwives online. If the question is one of which the midwife thinks other mothers may benefit from, it will be displayed on the “frequently asked question” page.
You will have 6 months access to the videos in which you purchase, after that your subscription will expire.
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How much do private childbirth classes cost offline?
The price of antenatal classes in Australia varies greatly from city to city and region to region. Private antenatal classes cost more than you might expect! We have prepared a rough guide to the cost of antenatal classes in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and remote and regional centers to help you to understand how much it will cost you to get advice.
The cost of antenatal classes in Cities, Regional and Remote Areas Australia-Wide
From Brisbane to Broome, from Adelaide to Arnhem Land, Melbourne to Perth to Hobart and through every remote and regional town in Australia, antenatal class pricing and availability vary widely. Where Sydney has a wide selection of antenatal classes available (at city prices), places like Darwin and regional and remote areas of Australia have very few options, and places fill fast. If you are struggling to find antenatal classes in the cities, regional or remote areas of Australia, we can help with prenatal classes online.
Antenatal classes – Brisbane, Gold Coast, regional and remote Western Queensland
The private antenatal classes in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and in regional Queensland, can vary in cost according to the hospital and the private midwife. Leading private Brisbane maternity hospitals charge around $160- $250 for birthing classes. Gold Coast private birthing classes start from around $200.
In most of the coastal cities in regional Queensland, you can find private classes with similar fees. The issue with all these antenatal classes is that the available places to attend the classes are limited. And if you are in remote or Western Queensland, you may have some difficulty finding antenatal classes in your region, and the cost of private birthing classes may increase with travel and accommodation.
You can head to Queensland Health to find more information on maternity hospitals in Queensland.
Antenatal classes – Sydney, regional, remote and Western New South Wales
Ahhh, it’s great to live in Sydney where everything seems to be twice the price as everywhere else! Private hospital birthing classes are no exception and fees range from $200 up to $550 for a standard antenatal course. Eek!
New South Wales mums-to-be are relatively lucky when it comes to availability of childbirth classes, but not so lucky in the fees. There is some evidence to suggest that NSW childbirth classes are the most expensive in Australia.
NSW Health has more information on pregnancy services in Sydney and NSW.
Antenatal Classes – Canberra and ACT
There aren’t too many choices for private antenatal classes in Canberra and the fees for private classes with private midwives, range from $200- $300 mark. There are however a few extra classes around featuring pregnancy exercise (pregnancy yoga) and alternative health options available.
You will find antenatal classes in the public hospitals free of charge.
ACT Health has advice on birthing options in Canberra and ACT.
Prenatal classes – Melbourne, regional, remote and Western Victoria
How much do antenatal classes cost in Melbourne? That depends very much on where you’re delivering. Lucky Melbourne mums-to-be have the cheapest option at just $200 at one of the private maternity hospitals in Melbourne – but those birthing elsewhere are looking at Sydney-style prices.
Antenatal classes in Western Victoria are easier to access than other states but the cost of attending prenatal classes in those areas can be great. Because there are so many regional hospitals in Victoria, you can check for quotes from individual maternity wards. You will find that antenatal classes in regional Victoria are just as expensive as other regional and remote areas in Australia.
For more information on health services in Melbourne and regional Victoria contact Victoria Health.
Antenatal classes – Hobart and regional Tasmania
There are antenatal classes found throughout Tasmania and the one great thing about the Tasmanian Public Health Hospitals is that they do not charge women for their antenatal classes. This is one of the only states in Australia that are not charging women for antenatal classes in the public system. Lucky Tasmanian Ladies!! However if you choose to go to a private maternity hospital in Tasmania or to a private midwife you can be looking at approximately $200 and up depending on the hospital or the private midwife.
Contact Department of Health Tasmania for more information on birthing options in Tasmania
Antenatal classes – Adelaide, regional, remote and Western South Australia
Birthing classes in Adelaide are priced from around $200 and up. Private antenatal care is readily available in Adelaide but once you head north or west, it’s a different story. Availability in regional and remote South Australia is the biggest issue and you’re likely to need to travel to a population hub to attend private birthing classes.
Contact SA Health for more information on birthing options in regional and remote South Australia.
Antenatal classes – Darwin and remote Northern Territory
Like most things up north, there are not enough services and the services that are there, are pretty expensive!
There aren’t a lot of private birthing classes available in Darwin and even fewer in remote areas of the Northern Territory. Remote midwifery services and private antenatal care quotes are available through Northern Territory Health and Families.
Antenatal classes – Perth, Fremantle, regional, remote and East Western Australia
While there are plenty of private antenatal classes in Perth, they’re not cheap. Starting at around $280 and going up to around the $450 mark. Perth-based birthing classes are comparable to Sydney in price. There are several good private hospitals between Perth and Freemantle and prices do vary.
Antenatal classes in remote centres depend on the area and the availability, and fees vary widely.
For more information on birthing options in Western Australia go to WA health.
Public Hospital Antenatal classes across Australia
You can find antenatal classes at your local public hospital anywhere in Australia. The fees for these classes range between $50-$90 depending on the hospital. Rural and remote health services often lack the places to cater to all the pregnant women in the public hospital system. Women either miss out on a place in the antenatal classes or they have to pay for private birthing classes. BornOnline is here to fill this void and enable all women to get the information they need.
Western Queensland birth classes should be just as accessible as Sydney birth classes. Antenatal services in regional or remote Western Australia should be just as affordable as Melbourne antenatal classes. Whether you need to find a midwife in Cairns, Hobart, Darwin, Emerald, Ballarat, Boulia or Kalgoolie – BornOnline delivers the same antenatal classes created by professional midwives at the affordable prices.