Your Body, Your Birth, Your Baby - antenatal course for pregnant women living in the Hutt Valley. Please note that your registration includes your partner or chosen support person to attend with you (only one online registration is required). This course is taught either over 9 weeks in 2 hourly sessions on weekday evenings (start course in your 26th-28th week of pregnancy).

  • 02 May
    9 weeks, 07:00 PM NZST - 09:00 PM NZST
    Upper Hutt
    9 weeks, Thursdays, 7pm-9pm
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 02 May 19:00 NZST - Thu 02 May 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 2
    Thu 09 May 19:00 NZST - Thu 09 May 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 3
    Thu 16 May 19:00 NZST - Thu 16 May 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 4
    Thu 23 May 19:00 NZST - Thu 23 May 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 5
    Thu 30 May 19:00 NZST - Thu 30 May 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 6
    Thu 06 Jun 19:00 NZST - Thu 06 Jun 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 7
    Thu 13 Jun 19:00 NZST - Thu 13 Jun 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 8
    Thu 20 Jun 19:00 NZST - Thu 20 Jun 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    Session 9
    Thu 27 Jun 19:00 NZST - Thu 27 Jun 21:00 NZST
    Upper Hutt
    • Free
    Register3 places remaining

Description

This FREE course will prepare you for giving birth and what to expect in those first weeks with your new baby.

Some of the topics covered over 9 weeks;

  • Nutrition, pregnancy safety and general health issues
  • What midwives and doctors do for you
  • The pregnant and birthing body
  • Labour overview and stages
  • Birth choices
  • Self-help during labour and birth
  • Pain management
  • Delivery suite tour
  • Your newborn’s needs
  • Breastfeeding
  • After the birth
  • The baby check
  • Jaundice
  • Vitamin K
  • The Guthrie test
  • Caring for your baby
  • Parenting in the early days
  • Postnatal depression and taking care of you
  • Support and help services
  • Visit from ‘new’ parents

This is a funded and free course.