Your Body, Your Birth, Your Baby - antenatal course for pregnant women aged 24 and under living in the Hutt Valley to attend with their partner/support person. This is the same content as the general courses but designed especially for younger Mums and usually held at Vibe in Lower Hutt. You want to be starting this 5-week course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy.

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Description

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

You want to be starting this course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy.

Some of the topics covered during the course;

  • 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 FREE course, but only to those living in the Hutt Valley as it is funded by the HVDHB.