CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Pregnant and want to know about giving birth before the big event?  Then our childbirth classes are the way to go.  Led by a qualified childbirth educator, the classes cover the following:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Stretching and exercise
  • Understanding your changing body
  • Understanding the stages of labour
  • Relaxation and coping stratagies
  • Pain relief and medical procedures
  • Birthing options: homebirth, birthing unit and hospital
  • Feeding and caring for your newborn
  • Suggested equipment for your newborn
  • Practical skills - changing nappies, bathing and bedtime
  • Support available

You will meet with other parents who are sharing the same experience as you, and establishment of a coffee group (a life-line for many new parents!)

Our Childbirth Education classes run for seven weeks, on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm until 9:15pm.  We recomend that you book early to avoid disapointment at not being able to secure a place on the course. Check out the calendar for each month to see when our next classes will be run.

Courses are best booked so you start them between 27-32 weeks of pregnancy, to ensure there is not too much of a gap at the end of the course and your baby being born.

Once your wee bundle is born, you will be able to attend one of our 'Baby and You' courses.  Information on when these courses will be held will be given to you after your baby is born.

If the class you are looking at doing is our 'next' class, then please contact us prior to payment to ensure there is still availability.  We do all we can to keep the information on here correct, however at times it could be possible that changes have been made to class sizes.  

Please note that you are not confirmed as being on a class until such time that you receive a confirmation letter via post or email.  Simply booking and paying for a class does not guarantee acceptance onto a class.  It is therefore strongly recomended that you book as early as possible to avoid disapointment.

Cancellation and non-attendance policy: 

If you require your place on the childbirth course to be cancelled, four or more weeks notice from the start date is needed for a 50% refund of the childbirth eduction class fee to apply. Kapiti Parents Centre retains the remainder of the fee. This will enable you to continue receiving the KiwiParent magazine along with our other membership benefits. 

NB: Cancellation inside of four weeks from the course start date is non-refundable.


Kapiti Parents Centre reserves the right to alter class dates if required.


Please email us for more information on upcoming courses.  kapiti@parentscentre.org.nz

 

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