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What you'll learn

Our childbirth and parenting classes are free and open to pregnant women over 24 weeks. While classes are free, you need to send us your details to book a place. 

These classes are run by our midwives. They provide information on:

  • Being pregnant and taking care of yourself
  • how the maternity system works
  • 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, including information about screening tests
  • Care of a baby including bathing, beds and nappies, and community support

You are welcome to bring your partner or support person.

Speak to your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwife or doctor about booking into classes.

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.

Classes are open to pregnant women over 24 weeks.

Breastfeeding education is not included in these classes.  Book a seperate breastfeeding class

 

Book a class at Kenepuru Community Hospital

These classes are a one-day intensive class and run from 9am - 4pm.  Lunch is provided.

Book childbirth and parenting class 1 February
Book childbirth and parenting class 7 March
Book childbirth and parenting class 4 April
Book childbirth and parenting class 2 May
Book childbirth and parenting class 6 June
Book childbirth and parenting class 4 July
Book childbirth and parenting class 1 August
Book a childbirth and parenting class 5 September
Book childbirth and parenting class 3 October
Book childbirth and parenting class 7 November
Book childbirth and parenting class 5 December



Book a class at Kāpiti Health Centre

These classes are made up of 4 sessions. They run from 7 -9pm over 4 weeks.

 

Book antenatal class March 12 to April 2Book an antenatal class May 14 to June 4
Book Childbirth and Parenting class from July 23- August 13
 
Book a Childbirth and Parenting class from September 17 - October 8
Book a Childbirth and Parenting class from November 19 to December 10



Last updated 17 January 2020.