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Mana Parents Centre Baby & You Antenatal and Postnatal Programme

This programme is the first step in your parenting journey with Parents Centre! We recommend you start your class when you’re around 26-28 weeks into your pregnancy.

  • Feb 28
    6 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Register6 places remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 28 Feb 19:00 - Wed 28 Feb 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 06 Mar 19:00 - Wed 06 Mar 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 13 Mar 19:00 - Wed 13 Mar 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 20 Mar 19:00 - Wed 20 Mar 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 27 Mar 19:00 - Wed 27 Mar 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 03 Apr 19:00 - Wed 03 Apr 21:15
    Porirua
  • Apr 02
    6 weeks, Tue 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Register1 place remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 02 Apr 18:45 - Tue 02 Apr 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 09 Apr 18:45 - Tue 09 Apr 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 16 Apr 18:45 - Tue 16 Apr 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 23 Apr 18:45 - Tue 23 Apr 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 30 Apr 18:45 - Tue 30 Apr 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 07 May 18:45 - Tue 07 May 21:15
    Porirua
  • May 01
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Register5 places remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 01 May 19:00 - Wed 01 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 08 May 19:00 - Wed 08 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 15 May 19:00 - Wed 15 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 22 May 19:00 - Wed 22 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 29 May 19:00 - Wed 29 May 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 05 Jun 19:00 - Wed 05 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 12 Jun 19:00 - Wed 12 Jun 21:00
    Porirua
  • May 28
    6 weeks, Tue 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Register4 places remaining
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 28 May 18:45 - Tue 28 May 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 04 Jun 18:45 - Tue 04 Jun 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 11 Jun 18:45 - Tue 11 Jun 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 18 Jun 18:45 - Tue 18 Jun 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 25 Jun 18:45 - Tue 25 Jun 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 02 Jul 18:45 - Tue 02 Jul 21:15
    Porirua
  • Jul 24
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 24 Jul 19:00 - Wed 24 Jul 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 31 Jul 19:00 - Wed 31 Jul 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 07 Aug 19:00 - Wed 07 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 14 Aug 19:00 - Wed 14 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 21 Aug 19:00 - Wed 21 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 28 Aug 19:00 - Wed 28 Aug 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 04 Sep 19:00 - Wed 04 Sep 21:00
    Porirua
  • Aug 20
    6 weeks, Tue 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 20 Aug 18:45 - Tue 20 Aug 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 27 Aug 18:45 - Tue 27 Aug 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 03 Sep 18:45 - Tue 03 Sep 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 10 Sep 18:45 - Tue 10 Sep 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 17 Sep 18:45 - Tue 17 Sep 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 24 Sep 18:45 - Tue 24 Sep 21:15
    Porirua
  • Oct 16
    7 weeks, Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 16 Oct 19:00 - Wed 16 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Wed 23 Oct 19:00 - Wed 23 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Wed 30 Oct 19:00 - Wed 30 Oct 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Wed 06 Nov 19:00 - Wed 06 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Wed 13 Nov 19:00 - Wed 13 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Wed 20 Nov 19:00 - Wed 20 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
    Session 7
    Wed 27 Nov 19:00 - Wed 27 Nov 21:00
    Porirua
  • Nov 12
    6 weeks, Tue 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    Porirua
    Workshop
    • $295.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 12 Nov 18:45 - Tue 12 Nov 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 2
    Tue 19 Nov 18:45 - Tue 19 Nov 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 3
    Tue 26 Nov 18:45 - Tue 26 Nov 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 4
    Tue 03 Dec 18:45 - Tue 03 Dec 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 5
    Tue 10 Dec 18:45 - Tue 10 Dec 21:15
    Porirua
    Session 6
    Tue 17 Dec 18:45 - Tue 17 Dec 21:15
    Porirua
Description

Baby and You Antenatal & Postnatal Programmes

Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to Parents Centre Aotearoa!  This is an incredible time, as you embark on your parenting journey.

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal Classes run for approx. two hours on Monday or Wednesday night over 6-7 consecutive weeks, at Equippers Church, 7 Lynley Place, Porirua Central.  Dates and start times can be seen on the booking page. It is best to complete your course at least 4 weeks before your due date.

Parents Centre antenatal programmes are delivered by qualified educators who hold an annual practicing certificate.  We ensure that the classes provide you with evidence-based information to help you make decisions.  They are carried out in a manner that is interactive, engaging, and fun.

Topics include

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Relaxation, management & coping strategies
  • Support person/Partner’s role
  • Feeding your baby
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

 

Postnatal Classes

Our postnatal programme follows on from antenatal classes and offer sound tips and strategies as you begin your journey into parenthood.  It is ideal for those with babies up to around 12 weeks old.  This is a three-week course that runs one morning a week for you and your baby to attend.

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.

With a new baby, sometimes come uncertainties.  Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through their routines, sleep patterns and personalities.  This can be very challenging for a new parent, so come and join us and ask your questions.

Topics include

  • A brief reflection birth experience
  • Feeding & Sleeping
  • Communication and Settling pēpi
  • Lifestyle changes and looking after yourself
  • Physical development
  • Social and emotional and brain development
  • Age-appropriate toys and activities

The structure of this course is relaxed and informal with time for your questions and a cuppa. A great opportunity for new parents to get out of the house, meet other parents experiencing the same joys and challenges and foster their coffee group.  

 

 

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