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

 

2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

The 2019 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.3

Course TypeTimesClass Start DateClass End Date
2 X Saturday9 am –
4:30 pm
2nd Nov
COURSE
FULL
9th Nov
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Night
7pm –
9:30pm
5th Nov
COURSE
FULL
21st Nov
6 Weeks
Monday Nights
7pm –
9.30pm
11th Nov16th Dec
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Night
7pm –
9:30pm
3rd Dec
COURSE FULL
19th Dec
2 x Saturday9am –
4:30pm
7th Dec
COURSE FULL
14th Dec
6 Weeks
Monday nights
6:30-9pm20th Jan17th Feb
2 x Saturdays9am –
4:30 pm
25th Jan1st Feb
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Nights
7- 9:30 pm4th Feb25th Feb
2 X Saturdays9am –
4:30 pm
15th Feb22nd Feb
6 Weeks
Monday Nights
6:30-9pm24th Feb30th Mar
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Nights
7-9:30pm3rd March19 March
2 x Saturdays9 am –
4:30 pm
21st March28th March
6 Weeks
Wednesday Nights
6:30-9pm1st April6 May
2 x Saturdays9am- 4:30pm4th April18 April
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Nights
7-9:30 pm7 April23 April
2 x Saturdays9am-4:30pm2 May9 May
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Nights
7-9:30pm5 May21 May
3 x Saturdays9am-2pm23 May6 June
3 Weeks
Tues & Thurs Nights
7-9:30pm2 June18 June

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. We do require a minimum of 6 women to run the course, in the event we do not have enough registered then we will notify you no later than 2 weeks before the course and attempt to get you in the next course.

Please book early as spaces fill quickly!