Childbirth Education

Pregnant and want to know more about giving birth before the big event? Then our childbirth classes are the way to go. Led by one of our qualified childbirth educators, the classes cover:

  • Labour stages and signs
  • Understanding pain relief options and intervention
  • Exercise and relaxation techniques for childbirth
  • Baby equipment overview
  • Maternity care options
  • Feeding and caring for your newborn

You'll meet with other parents and we'll organise a coffee group for the members of your class (a life-line for many new parents!).

2015 Course dates

The courses are held over seven weekday evenings between 7:00-9:15 pm in Porirua.

Please view the Childbirth Education page at the Mana Parents Centre website at:, where you will find all the information about the course and available timetables.

Please note that if a class is showing as "fully booked" please contact us anyway as we maintain a waiting list. Spaces do sometimes become available. Also if there is sufficient demand we are sometimes able to squeeze in an additional course.

To enrol

For more information email us at, leave a message on our centre answerphone (04) 237 6262 or to Enrol click on the Enrol Now link.

Please enquire about class availability before making payment. Payment doesn’t guarantee a place on the course as class sizes are limited and fill quickly.

It is recommended you enrol in childbirth classes as soon as possible once you have passed the 12 week milestone.

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Course costs

The course costs $270 which includes the childbirth education class and our post-natal Baby and You classes. The Baby and You classes cover all those questions you didn't know you needed to ask when you didn't have a baby! (tips for sleeping and feeding baby, infant massage and much more)

Please visit for more information.

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