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.

  • 30 September
    9 weeks, 05:30 PM NZDT - 07:30 PM NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    2 hours a week over 9 weeks, Monday Evenings
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 30 Sep 17:30 NZDT - Mon 30 Sep 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 2
    Mon 07 Oct 17:30 NZDT - Mon 07 Oct 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 3
    Mon 14 Oct 17:30 NZDT - Mon 14 Oct 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 4
    Mon 21 Oct 17:30 NZDT - Mon 21 Oct 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 5
    Mon 04 Nov 17:30 NZDT - Mon 04 Nov 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 6
    Mon 11 Nov 17:30 NZDT - Mon 11 Nov 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 7
    Mon 18 Nov 17:30 NZDT - Mon 18 Nov 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 8
    Mon 25 Nov 17:30 NZDT - Mon 25 Nov 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 9
    Mon 25 Nov 17:30 NZDT - Mon 25 Nov 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    • Free
  • 27 January
    5 weeks, 05:30 PM NZDT - 07:30 PM NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    5 weeks, Monday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 27 Jan 17:30 NZDT - Mon 27 Jan 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 2
    Mon 03 Feb 17:30 NZDT - Mon 03 Feb 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 3
    Mon 10 Feb 17:30 NZDT - Mon 10 Feb 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 4
    Mon 17 Feb 17:30 NZDT - Mon 17 Feb 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    Session 5
    Mon 24 Feb 17:30 NZDT - Mon 24 Feb 19:30 NZDT
    Lower Hutt
    • Free
  • 04 May
    6 weeks, 05:30 PM NZST - 07:30 PM NZST
    Lower Hutt
    5 weeks, Monday evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm Skipping Queens Birthday 1st June
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 04 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 04 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 2
    Mon 11 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 11 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 3
    Mon 18 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 18 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 4
    Mon 25 May 17:30 NZST - Mon 25 May 19:30 NZST
    Lower Hutt
    Session 5
    Mon 08 Jun 17:30 NZST - Mon 08 Jun 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 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.