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To book into an early pregnancy or antenatal class or you are unable to find an LMC midwife from the list, contact us via our online form or if needed phone us on 0800 Find MW (0800 346 369). Leave a message and we will ring you back.

Early pregnancy information session (0-14 weeks pregnant)

Download information about the Early Pregnancy Information Session

This section tells you about what we cover at our early pregnancy classes, and the location and dates.

There is no cost but you need to send us your details to book a place.

To book, use our contact form or if needed phone us on 0800 346 369.

The sessions are run by midwives. They provide information on:

  • how to find a midwife LMC (lead maternity carer)
  • maternity system and the role of the LMC
  • pregnancy health
  • discomforts
  • warning signs
  • screening
  • research
  • pregnancy services
  • support available.

You are welcome to bring your partner or support person.

We suggest coming early to allow time to find parking and the classroom.

You only need to attend one session. Sessions run for 2 hours from 6pm to 8pm on a Wednesday once a month.

The early pregnancy information sessions are held in the 4th floor Seminar room Wellington Hospital. This is near the Delivery Suite.

From the main entrance take the orange lifts to the 4th floor and look for signs saying early pregnancy session.

Please see map below.

2019 Dates for early pregnancy information session

  • 2019 Wednesday November 13th
  • 2019 Wednesday December 11th

2020 Dates for early pregnancy information session

  • 2020 Wednesday January 22nd
  • 2020 Wednesday February 12th
  • 2020 Wednesday March 11th
  • 2020 Wednesday April 8th
  • 2020 Wednesday May 13th
  • 2020 Wednesday June 10th
  • 2020 Wednesday July 8th
  • 2020 Wednesday August 12th
  • 2020 Wednesday September 9th
  • 2020 Wednesday October 14th
  • 2020 Wednesday November 11th
  • 2020 Wednesday December 9th

Wellington, Porirua or Kapiti Coast Childbirth classes

Antenatal childbirth classes provide information on pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care.

Speak to your LMC midwife or consultant about booking into classes.

Capital and Coast DHB classes

For more information about the CCDHB run classes see below information in the classes at Kenepuru Hospital section.

The CCDHB antenatal classes are free and open to pregnant women over 24 weeks. Please be aware that priority is given to those being cared for by the Community Midwife Team (CMT) and for people who are unable to attend other classes.

Other Wellington, Porirua or Kapiti Coast based classes:

Compass Health

Offers free childbirth education classes in Newtown and Kenepuru. They can be contacted via www.childbirthclasses.co.nz

Complete the form on this page http://www.childbirthclasses.co.nz/index.php?page=midwife-new-zealand or email them on compasschildbirthclasses@gmail.com or call/text 022 673 9001

Birth Wise

Promotes wellness in pregnancy, natural birth and holistic parenting by empowering women and men to make informed choices. http://www.birthwise.org.nz/

Parent Centre Childbirth Education

Led by qualified childbirth educators. They are private classes so there is a cost. For more information www.wgtnparents.org.nz

Johnsonville Antenatal Parenting Classes

Run through Plunket, there is a cost

https://www.plunket.org.nz/plunket/show/johnsonville-ante-natal-classes

For other classes or future information also search the web under Childbirth Education Wellington New Zealand

Childbirth and parenting classes at Kenepuru Hospital

Download information about the childbirth and baby care classes at Kenepuru Hospital

Childbirth and parenting classes provide information on:

pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care for pregnant women over 24 weeks.

Speak to your LMC midwife or consultant about booking into classes.

Childbirth and parenting classes at Kenepuru Hospital.

This one day antenatal education class is on a Saturday from 9am till 4pm at Kenepuru Hospital in the Education Room.

The CCDHB classes are free and open to pregnant women over 24 weeks.

Please be aware that priority is given to those being cared for by the Community Midwife Team (CMT) and for people who are unable to attend other classes.

There is no cost but you need to send us your details to book a place.

The CCDHB classes are run by midwives. They provide information on:

  • Being pregnant and taking care of yourself, how the maternity system works and warning signs
  • Signs and stages of labour. Birth options and a birth DVD (optional)
  • Unexpected outcomes and interventions, medical pain relief options
  • After the baby is born, and screening tests
  • Care of a baby including bathing, beds and nappies, and community support

You are welcome to bring your partner or support person to all classes.

We suggest coming early to allow time to find parking and the classroom.

How to book Kenepuru Hospital classes

To book into the childbirth and parenting class fill in the contact page form on www.findamidwife.org.nz or if needed ring 0800 346 369

Please note that breastfeeding is not included in the Saturday antenatal (childbirth) class. They are run by a separate educator than the Midwives who run the antenatal class.

There is a breastfeeding class on the Thursday 3 hour class from 6-9pm at Kenepuru following the Saturday childbirth and parenting class. To book into a breastfeeding class please email breastfeeding.classes@ccdhb.org.nz or phone 04 8060873.

One day Kenepuru Hospital childbirth and parenting class dates

  • 2019 Saturday 7th December (+Breastfeeding class 12th December)
  • 2020 Saturday January 18th (+Breastfeeding class 30th January)
  • 2020 Saturday February 1st (+Breastfeeding class 6th February)
  • 2020 Saturday March 7th (+Breastfeeding class 12th March )
  • 2020 Saturday April 4th (+Breastfeeding class 9th April)
  • 2020 Saturday May 2nd (+Breastfeeding class 7th May)
  • 2020 Saturday June 6th (+Breastfeeding class 11th June)
  • 2020 Saturday July 4th (+Breastfeeding class 9th July)
  • 2020 Saturday August 1st (+Breastfeeding class 6th August)
  • 2020 Saturday September 5th (+Breastfeeding class 10th September)
  • 2020 Saturday October 3rd (+Breastfeeding class 8th October)
  • 2020 Saturday November 7th (+Breastfeeding class 12th November)
  • 2020 Saturday December 5th (+Breastfeeding class 10th December)

 

Breastfeeding classes

Free breastfeeding classes are run by CCDHB lactation consultants at Wellington Hospital, on a Tuesday evening from 6-9pm

There are also classes at Kenepuru Hospital on a Thursday evening from 6-9pm

Classes at Johnsonville Plunket Family Centre are in Mandarin.

For more information about these classes and dates see the CCDHB breastfeeding page.

To book into breastfeeding classes please email breastfeeding.classes@ccdhb.org.nz or phone 04 8060873

 

Location and parking for Kenepuru classes

CCDHB one day Kenepuru Hospital education classes are in the Education Room. Go into the main entrance of the hospital turn right into Outpatients. Follow the signs to the Education Centre. The orderlies can direct you if needed.

Map of Kenepuru Hospital

Location and parking for Wellington early pregnancy classes

The early pregnancy information sessions are held in the 4th floor Seminar room Wellington Hospital. This is near the Delivery Suite.

From the main entrance take the orange lifts to the 4th floor and look for signs saying early pregnancy session.

4th floor Wellington Hospital

Car parking

The entry to the car park is clearly sign-posted near the main entrance to the hospital, on Riddiford Street. Parking fees apply.

Find out more about parking at Wellington Regional Hospital here.

Resources for classes

Delivery Suite tour

An online tour of the facilities at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru and Paraparaumu Maternity Units is available at http://tinyurl.com/wgtnmaternity

Antenatal class resources

Check out the websites below to access lots of pregnancy, birth and postnatal information

https://smartstart.services.govt.nz

http://www.parentingresource.nz/ages-and-stages/pregnancy/

http://www.findamidwife.org.nz/ccdhb-pregnancy-services - links to websites

www.tapuaki.org.nz

www.raisingchildren.org.nz parenting resources from newborn to children

www.healthpoint.co.nz CCDHB pamphlets and Information sheets

http://nationalwomenshealth.adhb.govt.nz resources about pregnancy, labour and birth

http://fatherandchild.org.nz/ resource for fathers

www.pada.nz – for support & information about anxiety & depression during pregnancy or as a new parent

Breastfeeding resources

www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly advice about breastfeeding,

http://www.unicef.org.uk/BabyFriendly/News-and-Research/Research/

http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/default for copies of our breastfeeding leaflets

http://www.kidshealth.org.nz/good-latch-key-successful-breastfeeding graphics of latching baby at the breast, and hand expressing

http://www.changeforourchildren.co.nz/safestart_programme/baby_essentials_online how to protect your baby during sleep

http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/breastfeeding-questions-support

The NZ Ministry of Health’s breastfeeding website

https://www.llli.org/resources/ La Leche League

Last updated 5 November 2019.