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 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 27th Jul 3rd Aug
6 Weeks
Monday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 5th Aug 9th Sep
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
7pm – 9.30pm 6th Aug
(Waitlist only)
22nd Aug
2 X Saturday9 am –
4:30 pm
10th August17th August
2 x Saturday 9am – 4.30pm 31st Aug 7 Sept
  6 x Mondays7pm – 9:30pm    23 Sep   28 Oct
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 Saturday9am –
4:30pm
12th Oct19th oct
2 X Saturday9 am –
4:30 pm
2nd Nov9th Nov
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Night
7pm –
9:30pm
5th Nov21st Nov
6 Weeks
Saturday Nights
7pm –
9.30pm
11th Nov16th Dec
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Night
7pm –
9:30pm
3rd Dec19th Dec
2 x Saturday9am –
4:30pm
7th Dec14th Dec
6 Weeks
Monday nights
7-9:30pm20th Jan17th Feb
2 x Saturdays9am –
4:30 pm
25th Jan1st Feb
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Nights
7- 9:30 pm4th Feb13th Feb
2 X Saturdays9am –
4:30 pm
15th Feb22nd Feb
6 Weeks
Monday Nights
7-9:30pm24th Feb30th Mar
3 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday
Nights
7-9:30pm3rd March12 March
2 x Saturdays9 am –
4:30 pm
21st March28th March

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!