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Antenatal Classes Package

2022 Class schedule (Located at 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay):

  • Saturdays, 5th & 12th February, 9am to 4pm (Due late Mar/Apr)
  • Saturdays, 19th February to 5th March, 9am to 1.30pm (Due April)
  • Saturdays, 13th & 20th March, 9am to 4pm (Due April/June)
  • Saturdays, 7th to 21st May, 9am to 1.30pm (Due June)
  • Saturdays, 6th to 20th August, 9am to 1.30pm (Due Sept)
  • More dates to come

Topics covered in the course include:

  • 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

Once Antenatal classes are completed, Wellington South Parents Centre helps the participants to form an informal support group.

Part of this Antenatal package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes, partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts), annual subscription to Parents Centre’s must read Kiwiparent magazine 6 times a year, and other local benefits.

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COST $230.00

Baby & You

Once your baby arrives you’re likely to have lots more questions! Our Baby and You course is the ideal time to ask questions and deal with issues as they arrive whilst helping you to understand and cope with your role as a new parent.

2022 Schedule:

Note: the below sessions will be held online

  • Thursdays, 3rd to 17th March, 9-11am
  • Thursdays, 9th to 23rd June, 9-11am
  • Thursdays 6th to 20th September, 9-11am

Topics covered include:

  • Caring for a newborn including feeding, sleeping and settling and baby massage
  • Life changes and looking after yourself including post-pregnancy/childbirth health & wellbeing for mum
  • Development and play including stimulation for baby, age appropriate toys and key milestones of baby’s growth and development

There is a change table for your baby, morning tea for you, and plenty of room to park your buggy or capsule.  Dads, Partners, Grandparents, aunties/uncles or any support people are most welcome to come too.

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COST $60.00

CPR & Child First Aid Class

This course is held over 2x Mondays from 7 to 9pm and aims to give you the basic CPR and health knowledge to care for your child.  The course will teach you how to save a baby's or a child's life with CPR.  The Child Health part of the course covers common illnesses for 0-5 years, first aid kit contents, and the basic first aid knowledge.

This class is taught by a GP and an intensive care paramedic.

Bring your baby - we have a change table available, plus there will be someone to cuddle your baby if you need a break.

Cost: $20 per person, $30 for a family ( this is you plus a support person - your partner, your mum, or anyone else you'd like to bring)

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COST $20.00

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