Childbirth Education

Learn about birthing, babies and meet new parents
East & Bays Parents Centre provides a seven session course run by a professional Childbirth Educator. 

We aim to provide a balanced approach to childbirth education. Classes are fun, informal & friendly and give the parents-to-be the opportunity to meet other parents in your local neighbourhood. Friendships formed may last a lifetime.

The antenatal course covers:
  • Development and growth during pregnancy
  • Understanding your changing body
  • Antenatal care & tests
  • Informed choices
  • Labour & birth
  • Coping during labour
  • Infant feeding
  • Practical Parenting - nappies, bathing, winding, cot making, car seats, clothing and equiptment 

A class will be confirmed for you depending on your due date. You are usually about 29-31 weeks when starting the class. After completion of your course, the group continues to meet as a support/coffee group. Women find their coffee group plays a vital role in helping adjust with the changes a baby inevitably brings to life.

Cost: Your course fee of $285 also includes a 12 month Parents Centre subscription where you will receive the East & Bays Parents Centre bi-monthly newsletter and the Parents Centre National Magazine (Kiwiparent) and the Baby & You course for babies from newborn to 3 months, held for 5 weeks on a Wednesday morning.

To book or find out more: For further information and bookings, please contact 021 033 6423 or email ebpc.bookings@gmail.com

After Antenatal: With Parents Centre completing this course can be just a beginning.  Afterward you can keep in touch through a coffee group or via Facebook. 

Later, once your new baby has come along, you may find you have a whole new set of questions and choose to sign up for our Baby & You programme. Either way you'll also be enjoying the other benefits of membership including discounts, our regular newsletter and a subscription to Kiwiparent magazine.


Membership/Subscription from 1 January 2018 

q Antenatal, Practical Parenting, Baby & You course &  1 year membership  ($295)

q Antenatal, Practical Parenting, Baby & You course, Moving & Munching course  &  1 year membership  ($325)

q Baby & You (members $90, non-members $110)

 

q Moving &  Munching (single members $40, single non-members $50, couple member $60, couple non-member $70)

q One year membership ($75  incl. bi-monthly Kiwi Parent magazine)


Dates and course cost advertised online, in our newsletter and on the 'East and Bays Parents Centre' Facebook page.

 

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