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Antenatal and Baby & You

We offer a comprehensive Antenatal classes to help you and your partner prepare for having a baby.

Our Weekend or 6 week evening (and 1x Saturday) childbirth education course is taught by a qualified Childbirth Educator, so you can be sure of receiving all the information you’ll need to help you understand pregnancy, labour and birth. We limit the numbers on each course to ensure good educator to participant ratios so early booking is recommended.  

We recommend you enrol in a course so that you finish between 2-4 weeks before your due date.  Please note that we require mask wearing and social distancing in our classes.

2022 Course schedule:

  • Thursdays & 1x Saturday 9th July, 16th June - 21 July, 7pm to 9pm (due Sept)
  • Tuesdays & 1 Saturday  6th Aug, 12th July - 16th August, 7pm to 9pm (due late Sept/Oct)
  • Thursdays & 1 Saturday 3rd Sept, 11th August - 15th September, 7pm to 9pm (due late Oct/Nov)
  • Tuesdays & 1 Saturday 1st Oct, 6th September - 11th October, 7pm to 9pm (due late Nov/Dec)
  • Thursdays & 1 Saturday 29th Oct, 6th October - 10th November, 7pm to 9pm (due late Dec/Jan)
  • Tuesdays & 1 Saturday 19th Nov, 1st November - 6th December, 7pm to 9pm (due late Jan/Feb)
  • Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th November, 9am to 4pm (due Jan)

The Childbirth Education course covers:

  • Foetal positioning, pregnancy and pelvis anatomy plus their role in labour and birth
  • Signs and stages of labour
  • Self-help pain relief options
  • Medical pain relief, obstetric interventions and their alternatives
  • The birth process
  • Making an informed decision on Vitamin K and vaccinations
  • Breastfeeding and new-born care
  • The postnatal period and postnatal emotions
  • Support during labour and birth and support in the community
  • A Saturday morning session covering Practical Parenting issues such as bedding, bathing, winding, nappies and clothing.
  • A visit to the Plunket Family Centre

Our Childbirth Education package includes:

  • 6 week evening Antenatal Class, including practical parenting on a Saturday
  • Baby & You, see below for more information
  • Placement in coffee group
  • Postnatal support opportunities
  • Various discounts and free samples from Huggies, The Sleep Store, Naturo Pharm, Baby Factory, Resene, Baby On The Move, and She Moves.

Location: Our classes are held at The Crossing Community Centre, Kaurilands Centre, 30-44 Kaurilands Road, Titirangi

Baby & You

Your beautiful baby has arrived, and you have some questions?  Our Baby and You programme is jam packed with information and opportunities to ask questions, in a relaxed coffee group setting with your baby.

This 3 session programme delivered by a skilled & qualified facilitator and are run one day a week from 10-12pm for 3 weeks @ The Crossing Community Centre, Kaurilands Centre, 30-44 Kaurilands Road, Titirangi

Topics covered include:

  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Settling baby
  • Lifestyle changes and looking after yourself
  • Brain and physical development
  • Social and emotional development

There is a change table for your baby, morning tea for you, and plenty of room to park your buggy or capsule.  Dads, Partners, Grandparents, aunties/uncles or any support people are most welcome to come too.

 

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COST $280.00

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