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
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm22nd Jan7th Feb
2 x Saturday9am – 4.30pm16th Feb23rd Feb
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm19th Feb7th Mar
6 Weeks
Wednesday Night
7pm – 9.30pm6th Mar 10th Apr
2 x Saturday9am – 4.30pm9th Mar16th Mar
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm2nd Apr18th Apr
2 x Saturday9am – 4.30pm6th Apr13th Apr
2 x Saturday9am – 4.30pm4th may11th May
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm7th May23rd May
6 Weeks
Saturday Night
7pm – 9.30pm22nd May26th Jun
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm
4th Jun20th Jun
2 x Saturday9am – 4:30pm6th Jul13th Jul
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm9th Jul25th Jul
2 x Saturday9am – 4.30pm24th Jul3rd Aug
6 Weeks
Saturday Night
7pm – 9.30pm5th Aug9th Sep
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm6th Aug22nd Aug
2 x Saturday9am – 4.30pm24th Aug31st Aug
2 x Saturday9am – 4:30pm14th Sep21st Sep
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm10th Sep26th Sep
2 x Saturday9am – 4:30pm28th Sep5th Oct
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm8th Oct24th Oct
2 x Saturday9am – 4:30pm12th Oct19th oct
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm5th Nov21st Nov
2 x Saturday9am – 4:30pm9th Nov16th Nov
6 Weeks
Saturday Nights
7pm – 9.30pm11th Nov16th Dec
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9:30pm3rd Dec19th Dec
2 x Saturday9am – 4:30pm7th Dec14th 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!