Parents Centre

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Childbirth Education

Attending Childbirth Education classes enables you to make informed choices and gives you an opportunity to meet other expectant parents who are in a similar life stage.  Begin your parenting journey feeling informed and confident.  

We focus on support networks and friendships and are passionate about quality parenting!

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Late pregnancy discomforts & how to ease them
  • Labour signs & process
  • Relaxation & self-help during labour
  • How Dads & other support people help
  • Medical pain relief options
  • Mums & Dads postnatal experiences 
  • Newborn behaviours - sleep patterns, feeding, crying & settling
  • Newborn care - bathing, clothing, nappies, safe sleeping & feeding

At the beginning of each course we aim to establish what's important to you and what you came to find out.  This means that each course is customised to your needs.


Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting Kyra on 021 269 2232 or

Please book your place early as there may be a waiting list for your preferred course.  

Please note: Course dates may be subject to change.  Dates for the rest of 2016 & 2017 will be released in July.



Start Date

Finish Date


Tuesday evenings

Jan 12

Feb 23



Jan 16

Jan 23



Mar 12

Mar 19


Tuesday evenings

Apr 5

May 17



May 14

May 21



Jun 11

Jun 25


Free to Attend - Lots of Fun - Meet Other Expectant Parents

Gain More Confidence - Free Gift Packs - Learn Tips & Tricks

Our Antenatal Classes are facilitated by Kyra van de Wetering who holds a Diploma in Childbirth Education.

Thames Venue: Thames Plunket Rooms, Corner of Bella and Cochrane Street.

Whitianga Venue: Whitianga Playcentre,  1D White Street

These are FREE antenatal classes.

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