Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education Classes, otherwise known as antenatal class.

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 doesn’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 7.00pm till 9.30pm (usually Monday nights)

6 weeknight sessions over 3 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday nights 7.00pm till 9.30pm

2 x full days intensive class on Saturday’s 9.00am till 4.00pm

To book a class, please complete this online form, our classes book out very quickly so it pays to book as soon as possible. If a class is full you may register to go on the waiting list. Please ensure you put the class START date on your form from the list below, if your selected date is full, put “waiting list” and then a 2nd choice date.

If you are wanting a class in 2022, please email Leanne at taurangapc@xtra.co.nz so we can gather your details. Our 2022 schedule will be released in mid-August.

2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

The 2021 class schedule 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 Weeks
Tues & Thurs Nights
1 SPACE LEFT
7pm – 9.30pm 3 August19 August
2 Saturdays
1 SPACE LEFT
9am – 4pm 14 August21 August
6 Monday Nights
CLASS NOW FULL
7pm – 9.30pm 16 August20 September
2 Saturdays
5 SPACES LEFT
9am – 4pm 4 September11 September
3 Weeks
Tues & Thurs Nights
9 SPACES LEFT
7pm – 9.30pm 7 September23 September
2 Saturdays
8 SPACES LEFT
9am – 4pm 2 October9 October
6 Monday Nights
1 SPACE LEFT
7pm – 9.30pm 4 October15 November
3 Weeks
Tues & Thurs Nights
5 SPACES LEFT
7pm – 9.30pm 5 October21 October
2 Saturdays
5 SPACES LEFT
9am – 4pm 23 October30 October
3 Weeks
Tues & Thurs Nights
2 SPACES LEFT
7pm – 9.30pm 2 November18 November
2 Saturdays
8 SPACES LEFT
9am – 4pm 6 November13 November
2 Saturdays 9am – 4pm 27 November4 December
3 Weeks
Tues & Thurs Nights
7pm – 9.30pm 30 November16 December
2 Saturdays 9am – 4pm 11 December18 December

To book a class, please complete this online form if a class is full you may register to go on the waiting list.

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!