Childbirth Education

An informative and valuable preparation for birth with classes covering all aspects of pregnancy, labour, birth and more.  Quality childbirth education led by qualified Childbirth Educators.

All classes are run in a friendly learning environment with a group of expectant parents from your local area.  Ideal for couples or you and your support person.

There is no cost to expectant parents as our childbirth education classes are all fully funded.

What will you learn in a Childbirth Education Class?

Pregnancy:

  • Coping with and enjoying pregnancy
  • Keeping healthy for you and your baby
  • Prenatal care and caregiver choices
  • Understanding physical and emotional changes

Labour:

  • Choosing your birthplace
  • Signs of Labour – how to know when you are in labour
  • What happens during labour
  • Understanding when labour dosen’t go to plan
  • The important role that dads and support people have
  • Knowing your rights; decision making during labour

Life with a new baby:

  • Feeding and meeting your baby’s needs
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Changes to your relationship
  • Early days at home; challenges and emotions
  • Practical parenting skills and tips
  • What next? Support available and ongoing parent education with Parents Centre

We have a range of classes to choose from:

  • 6 weeknight sessions over a 6 week period
  • 6 weeknight sessions over a 3 week period (2 classes per week)
  • Intensive class – 2 full day classes on a Saturday

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

The 2018 class scheduled is listed below, it is recommended to attend a course that will end as close to your 36 week mark as possible.  This ensures that you are in a class with parents of similar due dates and babies around the same age for future coffee groups.

 

Course Type Times Class Start Date Class End Date
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 13th Jan 20th Jan
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 16th Jan 1st Feb
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 10th Feb 17th Feb
6 weeks:
Monday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 12th Feb 19th March
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 24th Feb 3rd March
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 6th March 22nd March
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 10th March 17th March
6 weeks
Monday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 9th April 14th May
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 14th April 21st April
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 17th April 3rd May
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 5th May 12th May
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 15th May 31st May
6 weeks
Monday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 30th May 4th July
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 9th Jun 16th Jun
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 23rd Jun 30th Jun
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 3rd Jul 19th Jul
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 21st Jul 28th Jul
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 23rd Jul 8th Aug
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 4th Aug 11th Aug
6 weeks
Monday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 20th Aug 24th Sep
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 25th Aug 1st Sep
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 11th Sep 27th Sep
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 15th Sep 22nd Sep

To book a class, please complete this online form or email taurangapc@xtra.co.nz.

We will confirm your enrolment details, we keep our classes to a maximum of 12 couples, if your booking is for a class that has reached this limit we will be in touch.

Please book early as spaces fill quickly!