Congratulations on your Pregnancy......now what? 

 

Read on to find out about our fantastic 'Early Pregnancy' and 'Antenatal' Programmes!

Childbirth education programmes have been the foundation of Parents Centres New Zealand Inc since our beginnings in 1952.  Today we are by far the largest provider of antenatal education in the country, delivered across a strong network of 46 Centres. We have been navigating for change in our communities for over 65 years! 

Our exceptional team of Diploma Qualified Childbirth Educators (or CBE's) are skilled facilitators and qualified to assist and inform expectant parents throughout the exciting and complex pregnancy period, equipping them to have positive birth experiences and enabling them to begin their parenting journey feeling informed and confident. Our Centre Volunteers also assist in the planning, administration, facilitation and evaluation of courses.

You'll find Parents Centre classes are Informative, Interactive, Engaging and Fun! 

 

Early Pregnancy Programme

This programme is the first step in your parenting journey with Parents Centre!

 When should I attend this programme?

  • This programme has been specially tailored for your 12th - 24th week of pregnancy

Why attend an Early Pregnancy Programme?

  • Have your many questions answered
  • Understand how your health and lifestyle can bive baby the best start
  • Start considering your choices and options
  • Early connections with other parents
  • Early access to Parents Centre's membership benefits

What topics will be covered?

  • Understanding your rights as a health consumer
  • Pregnancy screening tests and scans
  • Your developing baby
  • Baby's brain development
  • Healthy mum, healthy baby, healthy family
  • Dad's and partners
  • Relaxation
  • Maternity and paid parental leave
  • What to buy
  • What sort of parent do you want to become?

 Sounds Awesome? What Now?

  • Contact your local Parents Centre - book early so you won't be disappointed!  Visit a Centre near you 
  • Take advantage of information, discounts, freebies and support offered through a Parents Centre membership; become a member
  • Keep informed of the latest in pregnancy and parenting information with New Zealand's leading parenting magazine Kiwiparent Magazine (included with your membership)

Start at the Source and Change a Generation!

 

 

Childbirth and Early Parenting Programme (Antenatal Classes)

 When should I attend this programme?

  • This programme has been specially tailored to start around your 26th - 28th week of pregnancy

Why attend a Childbirth and Early Parenting class?

  • Attending Childbirth Education classes enables you to make informed choices
  • Gives you the opportunity to meet other expectant parents who are in a similar life stage
  • Throughout the programme the Childbirth Educator provides a range of information and facilitates discussion to support parents to make informed decisions around pregnancy, childbirth and the care of their newborn baby.

You will learn:

  • 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

Sounds Awesome?  What Now?

  • Contact your local Parents Centre - book early so you won't be disappointed!  Visit a Centre near you 
  • Take advantage of information, discounts, freebies and support offered through a Parents Centre membership; become a member
  • Keep informed of the latest in pregnancy and parenting information with New Zealand's leading parenting magazine Kiwiparent Magazine (included with your membership)

Parenting is everything, and great parents grow great children!