Antenatal/Childbirth Education

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

This programme generally run one night per week for 7 weeks.

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COST Free

Antenatal Classes for Chinese families

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These Antenatal classes are held at the AIA Offices, 57 Market Road, Epsom.

Class Schedule:

  • Tuesdays starting 8th June to 13th July 7pm to 9pm
  • More dates to come

 

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

 

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COST Free

Antenatal Classes for Indian families

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx. 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These Antenatal classes are held over two days and in Hindu.

Class Schedule:

  • Saturdays 26th June & 3rd July 2021 - 9am to 3.30pm - Located at The Gardens School, 101 Charles Prevost Drive, Manuwera
  • Sundays 29th August & 5th September 2021 - 9am to 3.30pm - Located at Nga Hau Birthing Centre,14 Waddon Place, Mangere
  • Sundays 28th November & 5th December 2021 - 9am to 3.30pm - Located at Nga Hau Birthing Centre,14 Waddon Place, Mangere

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

 

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COST Free

Antenatal/Childbirth Education

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These programme's are fully funded, therefore FREE, and are located at 22a Taylor Street, Cambridge.

Class Schedule

  • Sundays, 18th & 25th July, 9am to 3.30pm
  • Tuesdays, 17th Aug to 21st Sept, 6.45pm to 9pm
  • Wednesdays 29th Sept to 3rd Nov, 6.45pm to 9pm
  • Wednesdays 10th Nov to 15th Dec, 6.45pm to 9pm

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting
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COST Free

Parents Centre + St. John's Child First Aid Course

This half-day course is ideal for people who are looking after children in their own home or for those needing to renew their Child First Aid certificate.

  • Recommended for parents, grandparents and other family caregivers
  • Recognised qualification for home-based educators and nannies
  • 4.5 hour course,
  • Eligible for NZQA unit standard 25459

This course is FREE and will be run on a Saturday 8.45am to 1.30pm

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COST Free

Antenatal/Childbirth Education

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These programme's are fully funded, therefore FREE, and are located at Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton Central

Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays, 22nd July to 26th Aug, 7pm to 9.15pm
  • Thursdays, 16th Sept to 21st Oct, 7pm to 9.15pm
  • Thursdays, 4th Nov to 9th Dec, 7pm to 9.15pm

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting
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COST Free

产前教育课

课程内容包括:

  • 孕期的护理及调养
  • 分娩的方式
  • 分娩的过程
  • 帮助您应对及调节的技巧
  • 准爸爸和伴侣的作用及重要性
  • 母乳喂养
  • 初为人父母的过渡期
  • 新生儿的喂养及需求
  • 实用的育儿技巧

 

按照您的时间安排,您可以选择连续六周每周一晚, 或者连续两个周六上完这些课程。

产前教育课是父母中心帮助您更好准备及了解为人父母知识及技巧的第一步!我们建议您在孕期28周左右开始您的第一节课。

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COST Free

Antenatal Classes Package - Napier and Havelock North

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this. 

This programme typically runs on a weekend and 2x Weds nights at two different locations, unless otherwise stated, as follows:

  • Session 1 - Saturday 9am to 3.30pm (followed by Maternity unit tour after class finishes at 3.30pm)
  • Session 2 - Sunday 9am to 3.30pm
  • Session 3 - Wednesday 6.15pm to 9pm
  • Session 4 - Infant CPR - Wednesday 7pm to 8pm

Schedule

Antenatal Classes held in Napier at the Little Magpies Childcare Centre are the following:

  • 12-19th June
  • 23 June to 4th August - Note: This is a 7 week course held Wednesdays 6.15-8.15pm @ the Napier Plunket Hub
  • 14-25th August
  • 9-20th October
  • 4-15th December

Antenatal Classes held in Havelock North at the Havelock North Family Centre are the following:

  • 10th & 17th July 
  • 11-22nd September
  • 6-17th November
  • 4-15th December

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

Part of this Antenatal class package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes, partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts), annual subscription to Parents Centre’s must read Kiwiparent magazine 6 times a year, and other local benefits.

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COST $150.00

Antenatal and Parent Education Package

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

The course is held @ The Hibiscus Coast Netball Clubrooms, which is located within Edith Hopper Park, Ladies Mile. (Opposite Whangaparaoa Primary School) and typically runs for 6 weeks one weeknight a week or over a weekend.

The cost of $270  for the course, covers the Antenatal Classes, the establishment of your coffee group with the other mums in your group, the Baby and You classes that you attend after your baby is born (taking your baby with you), a one year membership with the Hibiscus Coast Parent Centre,  shopping discounts plus a bi-monthly Kiwi Parent Magazine.  

Quick outline of our antenatal course:  

  • Pregnancy - what you and your partners role is/will be  
  • Labour - signs and what to do when  
  • Pain medication and birth choice  
  • Once baby has arrived  
  • Postnatal care  

Quick outline of our Baby and You course:  

  • Feeding/settling/sleeping  
  • All about you - relationships/postnatal depression  
  • Growth and Development of Baby  

 

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COST $270.00

Infant CPR and First Aid Course

Sign up for this course when you book your Antenatal and Parent Education Package with Hibiscus Coast Parents Centre and get a $10 discount.

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COST $30.00

Antenatal and Parent Education Package

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

Our local Parents Centre offers Antenatal courses for expectant parents and their support people to prepare for the arrival of a new baby and becoming parents. Our highly regarded classes are run by qualified, trained childbirth educators in a relaxed and safe environment.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

These programme's generally run one night per week for 6-8 weeks, or some are offered over 2 consecutive weekend days. The dates below are for your Antenatal course.

Baby & You

Our Baby and You programme follows on from antenatal classes and offer sound tips and strategies as you begin your journey into parenthood.

To see your baby smile, play and grow can be an extraordinary experience.  You will have feelings of tenderness and closeness and a sense of awe at the miracles of the ‘first milestones.

But with a new baby come uncertainties.  Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through their routines, sleep patterns and behaviours.  This can be very challenging for a new parent.

Topics covered include:

  • Caring for a new-born including feeding, sleeping and settling and baby massage
  • The realities of the postnatal period
  • Identifying physical, emotional and relationship changes
  • Development and play including stimulation for baby, age appropriate toys and key milestones of baby’s growth and development

Part of this Antenatal package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes, partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts), and an annual subscription to Parents Centre’s must read Kiwiparent magazine 6 times a year.  Local benefits include: Free entry to "Baby Wigglers/Wigglers Music" on a Tuesday & Wednesday mornings and access to members only fitness classes through Body Fix Gym and Infant Swimming/Water confidence lessons through Coastlands Aquatic Centre.

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COST $245.00

Child First aid and CPR Workshop

Parents Centre is proud to team up with Mini First Aid to deliver our Mini Size First Aid Course.

This 2 hour course is packed with information and practical hands on learning. We have designed the course for parents and caregivers to develop their confidence and knowledge in dealing with their child in a medical emergency.

Our trainer has over 15 years experience as a paramedic and can relate the content to real life situations. We will cover Pediatric Choking and CPR, Meningitis, Burns, Respiratory Illness, Head Injuries, Febrile Convulsions, Accidental Poisoning and also Anatomical Differences between the age groups.

Following the course you will receive course handouts to reinforce your learning.  See our Facebook page @minifirstaidnz for more info.

This class is held at Upper Hutt Parents Centre, 5 Miro Street, Upper Hutt. 

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday, 14th July, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Watch this space

 

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COST $45.00

Antenatal and Parent Education Package

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx. 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

The Basics is $220: ​This is your Childbirth Education course, which comes with an associated ‘coffee group’, and one year of Parents Centre membership, as well as a year of Parent Centres exclusive ‘KiwiParent’ magazine and all the benefits of membership.  Please remember to check the box if this is the package you wish to book.

The Core Elements, includes Baby & You costs $285: ​This includes everything from The Basics, as well as your Baby and You course which is invaluable in those early days with your new baby. Please remember to check the box if this is the package you wish to book.

The Full Package, includes Baby & You and Bigger Baby & You costs $380: ​As the name says, this is the package to get you off to the best start, Childbirth Education, Baby and You AND Bigger Baby and You classes, along with an additional Parent Education class (such as Infant CPR/First Aid or Water Safety etc), as well as a 2 year membership, Kiwiparent magazine and discounts which go along with that!

Antenatal Course

Schedule:

  • Mondays, 17th May to 28th June, 7pm to 9pm
  • Mondays, 19th July to 30th August, 7pm to 9pm
  • Tuesdays, 10th August to 21st September, 7pm to 9pm
  • Mondays, 20th September to 1st November, 7pm to 9pm
  • Tuesdays, 12th October to 23rd November, 7pm to 9pm

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

Classes are run on Monday or Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks in central Porirua. 

Once classes are completed, the class coordinator helps the participants to form an informal support group and coffee group.

Part of this Antenatal package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes, partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts), annual subscription to Parents Centre’s must read Kiwiparent magazine 6 times a year, and other local benefits.

 

Baby and You Course

This four week programme follows on from your childbirth education class, after the birth of your baby and focuses on helping you adjust to the change in lifestyle and the many new demands of Parenthood. Classes are held once a week at a time to be organised with your Educator.

Baby and You classes are designed for parents with babies up to about 12 weeks of age.

Baby and You is run as a discussion group, giving you the opportunity to discuss what your particular situation and challenges are with your newborn. Because all babies are unique with varying needs and personalities, the Baby and You forum will allow you to discuss your baby’s individual behaviours, and receive tips, advice and potential strategies which you can adapt to your own situation. New mothers have found Baby and You to be a wonderful source of support and encouragement for those first weeks after the birth of their baby. We also welcome dads who may be the primary caregiver or who are on paternity leave. The forum also gives you a chance to make contact with other new parents and be able to form a “coffee group” so that the support continues long after the Baby and You class finishes.

Led by trained childbirth educators, the topics which are covered include:

  • A reflection on the birth experience
  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Coping with crying
  • Lifestyle changes and looking after yourself
  • Infant massage
  • Physical development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Age appropriate toys and activities

Book above with your Antenatal class with “The Core Elements” or email babyandyoubookings@manapc.org.nz

 

Bigger Baby and You Course

A three week follow on course for parents and babies aged 4 months +.

As babies change from 4 months onwards becoming more aware of the world and themselves you may need new strategies for sleep, feeding and play. This course gives you options to try, and an understanding of how your baby is developing and a chance to share with others going through the same stage.

Each session will include Q & A time to ensure your questions are answered, rather than what we think you need to know! Specific topics covered will include sleep, teething, starting solids, play & child development.

Book above with your Antenatal class with “The Full Package” or email babyandyoubookings@manapc.org.nz

 

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COST $380.00

Antenatal/Childbirth Education

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These programme's are fully funded, therefore FREE, and are located at St Johns Hall, 113 Anderson Street, Morrinsville.

Class Schedule

  • Wednesdays 18th Aug to 22 Sept, 7pm to 9pm
  • Wednesdays 17th Oct to 1st Dec, 7pm to 9pm

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting
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COST Free

First Aid Course

Morrinsville Parents Centre are delighted to offer parents another Infant First Aid & CPR session! Great for parents who are wanting to educate themselves with their new baby and/or toddlers. This session will be held at the St Johns Hall in Morrinsville. This session will go for 2 hours and be in the evening with limited spaces.

Please send us a message on facebook if you have any questions.

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COST $20.00

Antenatal/Childbirth Education

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These programme's are fully funded, therefore FREE, and are located at Maternity Resource Centre, Corner of Carroll and Ward Street, Te Kuiti

Class Schedule

  • Saturdays, 26th June & 3rd July, 9am to 3pm
  • Watch this space

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting
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COST Free

Online Antenatal Classes

Schedule:

  • Tuesdays 6th July to 10th August - 7.00 to 9.15pm
  • Tuesdays 7th September to 12th October - 7.00 to 9.15pm
  • Tuesdays 2nd November to 7th December - 7.00 to 9.15pm

 

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Now that you are pregnant you will want to know more about what is happening as your pēpē grows inside you.  You will also want information to make choices that work best for both of you, and your whānau.

Parents Centre’s Antenatal programmes are designed to provide you with accurate, evidence-based information from which to make informed decisions in a setting that is fun, interactive and engaging whether it is via zoom or face to face.

Our facilitators are highly-skilled in ensuring that being online these programmes are still very interactive, fun and engaging, and great for making new friends.  Being online programmes doesn’t mean they will be boring, one-way discussions, lectures or power-point presentations - we pride ourselves in making the classes interactive so that you’re involved in the learning and have an enjoyable experience

Our facilitators create a safe non-judgemental space for expectant parents to ask questions and seek information to make informed decisions about many aspects of your pregnancy, labour and birth, feeding and parenting your new-born baby.  Parents Centre antenatal programmes also cater for all situations, such as when labour doesn’t go to plan or when breast-feeding is challenging.

Through these programmes you will form support groups that will be there for you when you go through the first few months…or even years!  Where we can we will also link you into your local Centre’s coffee groups or postnatal programmes.  To network with other parents at the same stage as you, experiencing similar challenges and joys, is confidence boosting and very rewarding.  These coffee groups can become a lifeline especially if you find the early months more challenging than you expected.

When you sign up for these Antenatal classes you will also receive a year's subscription to our KiwiParent magazine.  KiwiParent is the magazine of Parents Centre and is delivered to your door every 2 months.  It is jam-packed with relevant articles, interesting stories and some amazing discounts and giveaways.

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COST $180.00

Antenatal/Childbirth Education

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

These programme's are fully funded, therefore FREE, and are located at St Johns Ambulance Hall, 19 Overdale Street, Putaruru

Class Schedule

  • Watch this space

Brief overview of pregnancy topics:

  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting
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COST Free

Antenatal Classes

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx. 26-28 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

This programme is offered over two consecutive weekends on a Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

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COST Free

Baby & You

We provide a warm, comfortable and inviting space for new parents and their babies to learn about each other while embarking on the exciting journey that is parenthood.

Our seven-session course covers the many topics which are relevant to this new stage of life; From the brain development of babies to the mental wellbeing of the parents, the movement progression of babies and returning to exercise while looking after a postnatal body for mums, keeping our young ones safe with certified teachers of CPR and Choking, debunking myths about feeding babies and milk storage. We diversify by encompassing all three of our official languages, English, Te-Reo and Sign, recognizing our babies emotions and the sleep patterns of our young.

Course Plan:

  • Session 1 – Introductions, Brain development, Infant sleep patterns, Mental wellbeing.
  • Session 2 – Lactation.
  • Session 3 – Babies natural movement development.
  • Session 4 – Postnatal Bodies.
  • Session 5 – Postnatal Exercise.
  • Session 6 – CPR and infant Choking.
  • Session 7 – Language development: our three official languages, Cloth Nappies, Babywearing.
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COST Free