Our Classes

 
 

 

Early Pregnancy Courses

We run FREE single session courses designed for women and whānau in the first half of pregnancy - ideally in your first 12 weeks. 

Finding out you are pregnant can be exciting but it can also be a bit daunting. What do you need to know? What do you need to do?

Our Early Pregnancy Course gives you as an expectant parent, an afternoon to focus on your pregnancy. This course is taught by our experienced educators and includes a midwife ready to answer any question you may have.

We aim to offer you information, alternatives, options, and choices, acknowledging that you are the expert on you and your pregnancy.

The course is two hours and includes a free, delicious afternoon tea.

We cover:

  • Understanding and navigating the maternity system

  • Finding a midwife that is a good fit for your needs

  • Looking after yourself in the first half of pregnancy

  • Coping with the physical, mental and emotional changes that pregnancy brings

  • Informing you and your whānau about place of birth options

Please book in advance.

WHEN

Stay tuned for time & dates

WHERE

Thistle Hall, Cuba Street, Wellington.

 
 

Antenatal Courses

Our first-time parent course has been running for over 27 years and we are honoured to have worked with over 3,000 expecting Wellington families since 1992.

These 7-week classes provide everything you need to know about birth, babies and becoming parents, while connecting you with other parents-to-be. They include two course reunions.

Presented in conjunction with Domino midwives and natural health practitioners, the weekly classes include:

  • holistic preparation for birth

  • keeping birth normal

  • birthing with support

  • life with a newborn

  • breastfeeding

  • becoming parents

  • sharing parenting experiences

For many, the most rewarding part of our course is making connections and forming support groups with other parents in your class. Two reunions offer the chance for you to meet and introduce your new whānau whilst sharing your experiences together.

Included:

  • 2 x course reunions

  • Welcome Pack (chock full of top local and NZ baby brands, goodies and special offers)

  • $25 one-year membership fee (provides access to our library resources and coffee mornings)

Cost: $225

Places are limited to 13 couples.

2019 COURSES

Course 7:
Mon 26 Aug – Mon 07 Oct

Course 9:
Sun 03 Nov – Sun 15 Dec

Course 1:
Mon 13 Jan – Mon 02 Mar

Course 2:
Sun 23 Feb – Sun 05 Apr

Where

Trinity Union Church Hall,
Hall Avenue, Newtown
.

 
 

Refresher Courses

If you’re expecting your second baby, third, fourth or more, this refresher course is tailored to meet YOUR family’s requirements. Held on a Sunday afternoon (five hours) with our experienced educators and midwife professional, we cover:

  • Birth experiences and process

  • Sibling support

  • Adjusting to life as a bigger family

  • Postnatal support

Cost: $100.
(includes delicious afternoon tea).

2019 COURSES

Refresher 4:
Sun 03 Nov

Where

School of Midwifery,
Wellington Regional Hospital

 

COURSE ENQUIRY

Please get in touch to learn more or make a booking. We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 72 hours.