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Coffee Groups

Parents Centre Coffee Groups are a great way to meet other parents.

To network with other parents at the same stage as you, experiencing similar challenges and joys, is confidence boosting and very rewarding.  These coffee groups can become a lifeline especially if you find the early months more challenging than you expected.

We arrange the essential ‘Coffee Group’ for mums and babies to attend with other participants as part of a Pregnancy and Childbirth Course. A lot of our Coffee Group participants become life long friends, sharing milestones and memories as their children grow.

TENS Machine Hire

Labour and birth are an exciting time, but many woman want to plan ahead about their options for self help pain relief. As more is becoming known about the adverse effects of using medication for pain relief in labour, women are increasingly seeking effective, natural methods of pain relief. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a natural method of pain relief during labour and is becomingly increasingly popular in New Zealand.
TENS is a non-invasive, patient-controlled method of pain relief, which works by stimulating endorphin release when used at lower frequencies, and over-riding pain sensations when used at higher frequencies – both techniques are beneficial during labour. The advantages of using TENS are numerous and significant.

We recommend hiring a TENS machine at 38 weeks but as they are a popular item to hire, we suggest booking in advance to avoid disappointment.  

Bookings are essential. Please complete this form where we will confirm availability.  An invoice will be sent out with payment details and our co-ordinator will be in touch to organise a collection time convenient for you once payment has been made. 

Cost

  • Hire $60
  • Refundable Bond $60

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