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
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
3 weeks
Monday & Wednesday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 1st Oct 17th Oct
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 6th Oct 13th Oct
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 9th Oct 25th Oct
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 3rd Nov 10th Nov
6 weeks
Wednesday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 7th Nov 12th Dec
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 17th Nov 24th Nov
3 weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 20th Nov 6th Dec
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 1st Dec 8th Dec

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 WeeksTuesday & Thursday Night7pm – 9.30pm22nd Jan7th Feb3 WeeksTuesday & Thursday Night7pm – 9.30pm22nd Jan7th Feb

 

Course Type Times Class Start Date Class End Date
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 22nd Jan 7th Feb
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 16th Feb 23rd Feb
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 19th Feb 7th Mar
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 8th Mar 16th Mar
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 2nd Apr 18th Apr
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 8th Apr 13th Apr
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 4th may 11th May
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 7th May 23rd May
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm
4th Jun 20th Jun
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 6th Jul 13th Jul
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 9th Jul 25th Jul
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 24th Jul 3rd Aug
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 6th Aug 22nd Aug
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 24th Aug 31st Aug
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 14th Sep 21st Sep
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 10th Sep 26th Sep
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 28th Sep 5th Oct
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 8th Oct 24th Oct
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 12th Oct 19th oct
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 5th Nov 21st Nov
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 9th Nov 16th Nov
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm 3rd Dec 19th Dec
2 x Saturday 9am – 4:30pm 7th Dec 14th Dec

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!