Westfund's New Partnership with Birth Beat Supports Members in Accessing Innovative Childbirth Education Platform

Exclusive Member Discount*, Access to Leading Evidence-Based Education and Support Services, Convenient Digital Health Support Available Nationwide.

Lithgow, NSW - Westfund Health Insurance and Birth Beat are proud to announce their new partnership to provide an exclusive discount* and access to leading, evidence-based education and support services for new and expecting parents. Birth Beat's digital midwife support program is a convenient option for those who would like to participate in antenatal education but who cannot access it locally or who would prefer the convenience of an online-based program.

Birth Beat was founded by veteran registered midwife and emergency nurse Edwina Sharrock. The platform provides comprehensive, easily accessible online childbirth courses that empower expectant parents with knowledge and support. Birth Beat's courses are designed by experienced midwives who understand the nuances of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. The combination of live Q&A sessions, 14 hours of midwife-developed content, and online convenience make Birth Beat an important resource for those embarking on the journey of parenthood.

"My team and I are focused on making birth education accessible, honest and fun. Our goal is to remove the fear and ensure parents are feeling prepared for their birth regardless of where they live." said Edwina Sharrock, founder of Birth Beat.

The new partnership will give all active Westfund members a $50 discount* off the cost of Birth Beat's 'Ultimate Online Birth Course.' Expectant parents with eligible Westfund Extras cover that includes antenatal classes can also use their benefits^ to help cover the costs of the Ultimate Online Birth Course or the C-Section Course, reducing out-of-pocket expenses further. 

The partnership reinforces Westfund's commitment to supporting members across all areas of their health — including the parenting journey. Anna Maltabarow, Chief Customer Officer at Westfund, echoed this sentiment, stating that the collaboration "gives members the support and information they need to prepare them for such a life-changing experience. All parents deserve to be supported before, during and after welcoming a new child. We know the level of support isn't always equal for those living in regional and remote locations. This partnership provides additional options to our members to access the support they need no matter where they reside.”

Members interested in taking advantage of the exclusive Westfund discount or obtaining more information about the Birth Beat program should visit Westfund's Health Co-Op to register with Birth Beat.


*Offer available to active Westfund members only. Discount code and payment are required at checkout. $50 discount is only available on Birth Beat’s Ultimate Online Birth Course.
^Waiting periods and annual group limits apply when using your eligible extras cover to claim benefits for antenatal classes. Refer to your policy summary for full benefit information, including benefit amount, waiting periods, applicable limits and grouped services.