Manukau Parents Centre offers a fantastic antenatal learning experience for mums and dads preparing for the arrival of a new baby.
Why Choose Manukau Parents Centre for Your Antenatal Classes?
We know you're looking to be the best parent you can be, right from the start, so we offer you;
- A seven session programme to thoroughly cover the birth process as well as initial baby care and feeding
- A qualified Childbirth Educator to provide you with quality, up-to-date information
- Support for after your baby is born through coffee groups, new baby courses and activities for parents with their babies.
The next course starts on Tuesday 9 January 2018.
Topics covered during the sessions
|What to buy for baby
||Stages of Labour
||Medical Pain Relief
|Natural Pain Relief
||Support in Labour
||Car Seat Safety and much more....
Sessions run from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
At the end of the programme we aim for you both to feel knowledgeable and confident about the parenting journey ahead.
As a Parents Centre member it doesn't stop there...
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.
We offer two great packages for expectant parents. You can choose either;
- Places for both parents at our great antenatal course and a one year MPC Membership for just $195
- Places for both parents at our great antenatal course, followed by the Baby and You programme for new mums and a one year MPC Membership for just $240
Antenatal Course Dates and Availability
Our antenatal programme runs for 7 weeks, from 7:00 pm until around 9:30 pm.
Class Dates for 2017
Course 6: 7 Nov - 19 Dec 2017
Class Dates for 2018
Course 1: 9th Jan - 20th Feb 2018
Course 2: 13th Mar - 24th Apr 2018
Course 3: 15th May - 26th June 2018
Course 4: 10th July - 21st Aug 2018
Course 5: 11th Sept - 23rd Oct 2018
Course 6: 6th Nov - 18th Dec 2018
Enrol for An Antenatal Course with Manukau Parents Centre
To enrol for an antenatal course please complete our Online Enrolment Form
Alternatively you can download this file fill it out, scan and email it back to us at Membership Enrolment Form 2016 June Onward
A non-refundable deposit of $60 is required at the time of enrolment. You may wish to pay the full amount at this time.
Your enrolment is only confirmed/secure when we receive your deposit payment. We require full payment two weeks before the course starts in case we have a waiting list and need to confirm participants.
Once we receive your enrolment form our antenatal co-ordinator will contact you to finalise arrangements. If you have not heard from us 4 days after submitting/sending an enrolment please contact Nuala as per below.
If you have a question or would like more information, please contact us via email , by phoning Nuala on 021 174 3201 or leave us a mesage on 267 1224.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about antenatal courses. If we haven't answered your question, or you would like more information, please contact us, via email or phone Nuala on 021 174 3201.
When is the best time to do an antenatal course?
We recommend you enrol in a course so that you finish between 2-4 weeks before your due date. Our Antenatal Coordinator will be able to identify the best course for you.
How often do you run your antenatal courses?
We run 6 courses a year so we're likely to have a course that will suit your due date. Check out course dates and availbility here.
When should I enrol for an antenatal course?
As soon as possible, once you've confirmed you're pregnant. Click here for enrolment details.
Who will I meet at this antenatal course?
Most of our attendees live in Wattle Downs, The Gardens, Hill Park, Totara Heights, Manurewa, Papatoetoe, Takanini or surrounding areas.
Our Antenatal Course Venue
Our antenatal courses are currently held at James Cook High School.
James Cook High School
Dr Pickering Avenue