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 main 9-week courses but intended for younger Mums and is usually held at Vibe in Lower Hutt. You want to be starting this 9-week course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy.

  • 29 April
    10 weeks, 05:30 PM NZST - 07:30 PM NZST
    Lower Hutt
    9 weeks - may skip Queens' Birthday 3rd June
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 29 Apr 17:30 NZST - Mon 29 Apr 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 2
    Mon 06 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 06 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 3
    Mon 13 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 13 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 4
    Mon 20 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 20 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 5
    Mon 27 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 27 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 6
    Mon 03 Jun 17:30 NZST - Mon 03 Jun 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 7
    Mon 10 Jun 17:30 NZST - Mon 10 Jun 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 8
    Mon 17 Jun 17:30 NZST - Mon 17 Jun 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 9
    Mon 24 Jun 17:30 NZST - Mon 24 Jun 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 10
    Mon 01 Jul 17:30 NZST - Mon 01 Jul 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    • Free
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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 9-week course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy.

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