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 give 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)

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 are 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations on the birth of your baby......now what? 

 

Baby and You Programme


“Early parenthood is a life-changing experience into which we all go unrehearsed”

When should I attend this programme?

  • This programme has been specially tailored for you and your baby to attend from newborn until your baby is 12 weeks why attend a Baby and You Programme?
  • Your newborn child, is a very special little individual who will grow and develop with your care and guidance. Contributing to the growth and development of your child can be hugely rewarding. To see your baby smile, play and grow – so helpless and dependant - can be an extraordinary experience. You will have feelings of tenderness, closeness and a sense of awe at the miracles of ‘first milestones’ - smiles, crawls, steps and games. But with a new baby comes uncharted waters. Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through its routines, sleep patterns and behaviours. This can be very challenging.
  • Many parents, particularly new mums, find the information and support in the ‘Baby and You’ programme extremely helpful in managing the challenges, and making the most of the rewards, that a new baby brings to into their life. Parents Centres believe strongly in the strength of the support networks in getting through those early months. Firm friendships are often formed between course participants, through shared experiences and understandings.

You will learn:

  • Discussion topics include issues around post-natal realities, identifying physical, emotional and relationship changes and how to cope with those changes. For example: what are some successful infant feeding practices? How do you handle other people’s often well-meaning advice about feeding? There are often very simple strategies for coping and discussing issues as they arise is often the first step to successful feeding. Discovering that other new parents can experience similar difficulties or have the same questions can be hugely supportive.
  • Babies grow quickly and they go through a variety of stages. ‘Baby and You’ explores the first 3 months of your baby’s life and gives practical information about stimulation for babies, age-appropriate toys and the key milestones of your baby’s growth. The programme also recognises the heavy demands babies have on parents’ time and attention. It is common for parents to feel a loss of independence, a huge lack of sleep and worries around employment and financial changes. Included is a section on self-care strategies for parents – it’s a challenging time and let’s not forget about mum (or dad)!

Baby and you is proudly supported by Johnson and Johnson and Philips AVENT